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NANO‑CLEAR® TEST RESULTS

Independent Validations

Nano-Clear® Without Performance Upgrades

TEST PROPERTIES

Crosslink Density

VOC

TEST METHOD

DMA (Dynamical Mechanical Analysis)

ASTM D3960

RESULTS

2.17 (x 10^3 mol/m^3)

1.25 lb/gal (150 g/l)

TEST PROPERTIES

Crosslink Density

VOC

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TEST METHOD

DMA (Dynamical Mechanical Analysis)

ASTM D3960

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RESULTS

2.17 (x 10^3 mol/m^3)

1.25 lb/gal (150 g/l)

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TEST PROPERTIES

TEST METHOD

RESULTS

Crosslink Density

DMA (Dynamical Mechanical Analysis)

2.17 (x 10^3 mol/m^3)

VOC

ASTM D3960

1.25 lb/gal (150 g/l)

Recommended Dry Film Thickness

ASTM D5796

2.0 mils (25.4μm to 50.8μm)

Gloss 20° / 60°

ASTM D523

86.0 / 92.2

Abuse Resistance

Abrasion Resistance CS-17, 1 kg, 1000 cycles)

ASTM D4060

8.4 mg loss

Pencil Hardness, Scratch

ASTM D3363

4H

Scratch Hardness

SASA 2833

2500 gm

Pencil Hardness, Gouge

ASTM D3363

5H

Pendulum Hardness (Persoz)

ASTM D4366

< 250 oscillations

Impact Resistance 18°C Direct in/lbs

ASTM D2794

50 Pass / 60 Fail

Impact Resistance 18°C Reverse in/lbs

ASTM D2794

10 Pass / 20 Fail

Impact Resistance

SASO ISO 3248

1 kg - 160 cm

Impact Strength

ASTM D2794

145 kg - cm

Chip Resistance 23°C / 73.4°F (2.0 mils)

ASTM D3170

7A

Chip Resistance -29°C / -9.4°F (2.0 mils)

ASTM D3170

7B

Falling Sand Abrasion 100 litres

ASTM D968

Pass

Mar Resistance

ASTM D5178

5.0 kg

Environmental Resistance

Xenon WOM Resistance 4,000 hrs

SAE J1960 / ASTM G155

100% Gloss Retention

99 % Gloss Retention

QUV 313, > 1,500 hrs

ASTM D4587

100% Gloss Retention

Water Immersion Test 240 hrs @ 50°C / 122°F

ISO 2812-2

Pass

Salt Spray, 6,360 hrs

ASTM B117 / 2018

No corrosion points - Approved

Humidity, 100% RH, 100°F / 37.8°C - 240 hrs

ASTM D1735-02

No loss of adhesion - No change

CASS 240 hrs @ 50°C / 122°F

JIS H8502

Pass

Thermal Shock Heat (37.8°C / 100°F: 3 hrs, Freeze: 3 hrs, Steam

GM9525P

No loss of adhesion - No change

Chemical Resistance

10% Sulfuric Acid

ASTM D1308

No effect

10% Hydrocloric Acid

ASTM D1308

No effect

10% Sodium Hydroxide

ASTM D1308

No effect

10% Ammonium Hydroxide

ASTM D1308

No effect

Isopropyl Alcohol

ASTM D1308

No effect

Xylene

ASTM D1308

No effect

Skydrol® 500 Fluid

ASTM D6943-A

No effect

MEK Resistance - 1,500 Double Rubs

ASTM D4752

No effect

Flammability

Flammability: Fire Retardant & Flame Spread

ASTM E4 / BS476

Class 1 Excellent()

Comparison Test For Composite Materials (Fibreglass with Gel-Coat)

BASF vs Nano-Clear® Without Performance Upgrades

TEST PROPERTIES

TEST METHOD

CLEAR TOP COAT

(1K or 2K)

Dry Film

Thickness (DFT)

ACETONE

PRE-CLEAN

RESULTS

Mechanical Scratch Ambient Temperature

ASTM D7027

BASF DC92 (2K)

2.0 - 3.0 mil

NA

43.853 Mean

Mechanical Scratch Ambient Temperature

ASTM D7027

Nano-Clear® (1K)

2.0 mil

NA

38.129 Mean

Mechanical Scratch After 7 Day 8 hr Heat Cycling @ 50°C / 122°F, Ambient Cool down Temperature

ASTM D7027

BASF DC92 (2K)

2.0 - 3.0 mil

Yes

1.532 Mean

Mechanical Scratch After 7 Day 8 hr Heat Cycling @ 50°C / 122°F, Ambient Cool down Temperature

ASTM D7027

Nano-Clear® (1K)

2.0 mil

Yes

35.99 Mean

Testing of Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings - CARC

Nano-Clear® With Matting Additive (NCI+MA)

TEST PROPERTIES

TEST METHOD

CONVENTIONAL

COATING RESULTS

NCI +MA RESULTS

Optical Properties

Gloss
20°
60°
85°

ASTM D234

0.7

3.6

7.4

0.6

1.3

7.8

Color
L
a
b

 

ASTM D2244

ASTM D2244

ASTM D2244

66.66

6.02

20.71

 

66.66

6.02

20.71

Infrared Resistance

ASTM E-903

Pass

Pass

Physical Properties

Adhesion

ASTM D3359

5B

5B

Pencil Hardness

ASTM D3363

2B

>6H

Resistance

Acid Spot Resistance

MIL-DTL-53039E Sec 4.6.24

No Effect

No Effect

MEK Resistance:
Double Rubs to Substrate
Double Rubs to Start of Coating Dissolution

 

ASTM D4752

ASTM D4752

 

>200

20

 

>1,500

 

>1,500

Water Immersion Test:
Visual Observation
Pencil Hardness
Adhesion

 

MIL-DTL-53039 Sec 4.6.22

No Effect

4B

5B

 

No Effect

>6H

5B

Contact Angle and Ice De-bonding (Shedding) Test

COATING INFORMATION

CONTACT ANGLE RESULTS (%)

Contact Angle Results of Frozen DI Water Ice Droplets (%)

Control

43.12

NCI +EC @5%

102.41

NCI +MA @30% +EC @ 5%

101.07

Shedding Time Results of Frozen DI Water Ice Droplets (Seconds)

Control

58.0

NCI +EC @5%

32.0

NCI +MA @30% +EC @ 5%

40.05

Sample of Ice De-bonding Test on Aluminum Substrate

(NCI _MA +EC: 40 seconds)

Sample Ice De-bonding Test.jpg

Anti-Microbial (Log10 Reduction) Test

Nano-Clear® With Anti-Microbial Additive (NCI+AM)

TEST PROPERTIES

TEST METHOD

AVERAGE

CFU/CARRIER

RESULTS

(Log10 Reduction / % Efficacy

Control

JIS Z 2801

3.97E+05

NA

NCI +AM

JIS Z 2801

1.53E+01

6.87 / 99.99998%

Sample Log Reduction Test

(Comparing DFU (Colony Foruming Units), Before & After)

Sample Log Reduction Test.jpg