Cidetec has developed a disruptive family of coatings, based on
innovative ionogels, that exhibit omniphobic functionality since they are able
to repel not only water, oil and organic solvents, but also other species such as
greases, ketchup and mustard (Figure 1
and Figure 2).
WO2018122428A1 “Coatings having repellent
function and use thereof”.
By combining a covalently anchored cross-linked polymer
coating and engineered non-volatile lubricants, a single-phase ionogel coating can
be formed. The physicochemical properties and functionality of the resulting coating
can be adjusted by adding tailored functional groups to both building blocks
(i.e. cross-linked polymer and lubricant). In particular, wettability of these
versatile coatings may be tailored, reaching high repellency to fluids, regardless
of their surface tension (i.e. omniphobicity).