P2i’s revolutionary technology is the result of over a decade of research and development carried out by our world class team of scientists. Led by Dr Stephen Coulson, the team has perfected the pulsed plasma process unique to P2i whilst constantly improving our wide range of hydrophobic nano coatings. We have become global leaders in liquid repellent nanotechnology and take pride in providing the highest levels of liquid repellency in the market, helping to improve durability and reliability in a wide range of applications.
P2i’s process is integrated into OEM’s existing manufacturing lines by our global team of specialist engineers. The plasma chamber size is selected to suit the dimensions and volume of the products being manufactured. We define the best solution and hydrophobic nano coatings that suit the needs of our customers. These are applied with a simple one-button process to entire, finished devices, with no need to disassemble the product or mask sensitive components. Devices leave the factory with the same look and feel as prior to treatment but with added water resistance functionality. Today, we have hundreds of nano coating systems deployed around the world.
– Devices are loaded into the chamber.
– All the air is removed from the process chamber using vacuum pumps so that the products are held at low pressure. A radio frequency (RF) plasma activates the device’s surface, ensuring water and other contaminants that could disrupt the bonding are removed and free-radical sites are created.
– The monomer is introduced as a vapor and a pulsed radio-frequency (RF) plasma is used to polymerize it and bond it to the free-radical sites on the surfaces. The low pressure in the chamber means that the monomer can permeate into all areas of the device so that the polymer coats all surfaces – internally and externally. The result is an ultra-thin layer of polymer that is just a few nanometers thin.
– The chamber is then vented back to room pressure and the items removed. With no requirement for post-curing, the product is ready for use.