These coatings reduce ice adhesion during adverse weather due to smooth, slippery and low surface tension properties. These coatings also reduce water film formation during freezing and heavy rain. Superhydrophobic surfaces effectively repel water but do not always repel ice. The problem is the mechanism of action of superhydrophobic coatings. Superhydrophobic coatings capture air within the surface creating greater than 140° water contact angles. In humid and cold conditions, water droplet nuclei can form within the rough superhydrophobic coating by condensation. After condensation, water droplet nuclei create water-loving and ice-loving patches. Under certain high humidity cold conditions superhydrophobic surfaces become neither hydrophobic nor icephobic. The MicroCure (Ice-Slip) coatings and additives are smooth, slippery, and ice repellent.
- MicroCure IS-83Y is an additive for solvent based paints that repel ice [TDS] - MicroCure IS 63 is easy to apply and acts as an ice release agent [TDS] - MicroCure DTO 6 is tough, durable and slippery coating that repels ice [TDS]