What is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology basically means miniaturized technology. Nanotechnology refers to the measurement of mater and the creation particles at the Nano scale. A Nano particle is approximately 10 times 10-9 of a meter. It is hard to imagine just how small nanotechnology is. In simple terms, one nanometre is a billionth of a meter, so;
• There are 25,400,000 nanometres in an inch
• A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometres thick
• On a comparative scale, if a marble were a nanometre, then one meter would be the size of the Earth.
How does nanotechnology apply to Liquid Glass?
In the last decade, considerable efforts have been made to develop ultra-high-performance Nano coatings. One such Nano coating technology is Liquid Glass. This is where a Nano-scale layer of molecular, particle free glass (500 times thinner than a human hair) is deposited onto the surface of the substrate.
The layer is flexible, breathable, highly durable, heat tolerant, anti-microbial and offers non-stick and “easy clean” characteristics. Using a simple wipe on application process the application of Liquid Glass to a substrate is amazingly straightforward.
What is Silica Dioxide (Si02)?
Silica Dioxide or Si02 comes in many forms and one of those forms is something called Liquid Glass. Si02 is essentially microscopic particles of glass and Liquid Glass are those particles suspended in a liquid solution.
It turns out that Silica Dioxide is actually very useful stuff. It has been around in various forms for industrial use for over 30 years and is used as a flow agent in lots of everyday products. If you have ever used toothpaste or drank a beer, then the chances are you have consumed Silica Dioxide.
The molecules of glass (silicon dioxide/SiO²) come from pure quartz sand, of which there are vast reserves, as silicon dioxide is one of the most abundant compounds on the planet.
Just like domestic glass, Liquid Glass coatings are food safe, chemically inert and highly resistant to commonly used cleaning chemicals. The coatings also offer resistance to alkalis, acids and solvents.
What is the EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION?
There are many types of Liquid Glass, each designed for a specific type of application. For EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION to achieve a protective coating suitable for mobile device screens, it had to develop its own. A unique form of Liquid Glass screen protector that works on mobile device screens at the Nano scale.
The EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION is based on Liquid Glass (Si02) nanotechnology. The coating is effectively tiny particles of glass (silica) suspended in a solvent (alcohol). Once applied the coating is only 100nm thick (500 times thinner than a human hair), yet it can dramatically increase the hardness and durability for a coated screen. The coating is applied by embedding the glass particles onto the glass substrate by wiping it on. The solvent then evaporates, and the glass particles remain.
How does the EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION Work?
When viewed under a microscope a glass surface is not smooth. It is full of valleys and ridges, which can become points of weakness when exposed to external stress through blunt impact. When the EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION is applied the glass particles in the coating bond to the glass and in doing so, they fill in these valleys and ridges at the Nano level. This liquid glass layer causes a smoothing out effect on the glass, which significantly reduces the points of weakness. As a result, the hardness of the coated glass increases with a corresponding increase in durability.
What devices can EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION be used on?
You can safely use EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION to protect any glass screen or glass surface. This includes devices such as Smartphones, Tablets and Smartwatches. Essentially when applied to any glass surface or screen, EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION will increase resistance to scratch and shatter.
Is it harmful to my device?
No not at all, Liquid Glass is a completely inert substance and does not harm your device in any way.
Can I take it off?
No. Once it has been successfully applied, it bonds with the glass it has been applied to and becomes part of that glass substrate.
Can I use it all over the phone?
The EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION is only effective when applied to the glass surfaces on your device. It does not protect any non-glass surface.
If my screen is cracked, can I still apply the coating?
It is possible to apply the EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION to a cracked screen, but we would strongly advise against it as you will not be able to register your device for the warranty with a cracked or broken screen and the level of protection offered by the coating will be dramatically reduced. We would always recommend that you replace a cracked or broken screen before applying the EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION.
Will the Nano Coating affect the manufacturer's warranty?
No, the EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION will not affect the manufacturer’s warranty.
How do I apply the coating to my device?
Please follow the in-pack instructions or watch the application video for guidance on product application.
How many devices can one pack coat?
Each pack is designed to coat one device only – you can only register one device per pack.
Does it make the device shatterproof and scratchproof?
The EFM® LIQUIDNANO™ WIPE ON SCREEN PROTECTION has been designed to increase the level of shatter and scratch resistance of mobile devices under normal use and conditions. It is important to remember that your device screen is still made of glass and if you apply excessive blunt force to any glass surface, it will suffer damage.