Make Your Phone Water-Proof With NeverWet For US $19.99
You can now turn your phone or any other gadget in to a water-proof, dust-proof device with this new product from Ross Nanotechnology for just US $20. The product was designed for the challenge of fixing rusting pipes under the sea, a substance that would coat the metal to prevent rusting. Branded and marketed as NeverWet, this spray promises to create a superhydrophobic barrier on top of any product that it is sprayed upon, and voila, that thing that you sprayed NeverWet on will, well, never get wet again. Also it isn’t just water, but you could dip your phone in any liquid – say, a chocolate spread or Vimto – and NeverWet will work, as the company claims.
According to Ross Technology, applications of NeverWet can be as diverse as making toilet plungers water repellant so they attract less bacteria, forming anti-corrosive coatings on metal, and as an anti-icing device, protecting surfaces prone to freezing, such as aeroplanes, piping and electrical transmission lines.
The Rust-Oleum NeverWet is liquid repelling treatment for practically anything by making the metal ‘superhydrophobic’. When any liquid hits the superhydrophobic barrier created by NeverWet, it forms beads that roll of the surface without clinging on. This is often referred to as the Lotus effect.
The company claims to have tested the product under tough conditions and found it suitable for use – in a wind turbine at 68 miles/hour under simulated steam turbine water condensing conditions, up to 205-degree C (400-degree F) for long periods and can have temperature transients of up to 288-defree C (550-degree F), as well as dipped it in liquid Nitrogen. “The sample was still superhydrophobic,” it maintains.
The product is available in Home Depot stores in the US for $19.99 and will soon be available at other U.S stores and hopefully in countries like India where it could have vast usability.