ICE-SEP: Ice Repellant Coating
Water and Ice phobic coating
To protect equipment, a specialty coating has been developed and patented, which turned out to be not just extremely resilient but also water- and ice-phobic (resistant to sticking ice, snow). The coating is a diamond-like fluorinated carbide coating. This coating has water repellant behavior similar to PTFE (Teflon), but has a very high micro-hardness and is chemically inert, hence applicable in very aggressive surroundings. Its wide temperature range lies between -1200C and +400 0C, making it fully weatherproof, even under extreme conditions. The coating is applied under vacuum through a plasma process, which results in an ultra-thin coating layer thickness of around 3-5 micron.