Undoubtedly, a high gloss coating is synonymous with the highest quality finish in home kitchen and bathroom furniture. The problem is how to achieve that perfect finish for an excellent gloss that reflects like glass and is also durable over time. We all know that high-gloss finishes deteriorate easily and quickly as a result of scratches and cleaning with unsuitable tools and chemicals, etc.
Omar Coatings has developed a high-gloss finish that meets the highest requirements for this type of nanotechnological varnish: OMARCRIL SH GLOSS.The product has been developed using biomimetic techniques, i.e. it imitates examples of natural self-healing. For example, when we cut ourselves, the human body can repair the damaged area by covering it with platelets and then regenerating dermis and epidermis; another example is how a lizard regenerates an amputated limb.
We have been able to develop this new self-healing or self-repair product thanks to current knowledge of nanomaterials applied to special latest-generation polymers in combination with microencapsulation techniques. OMARCRIL SH GLOSS can be considered a modern material that falls neatly under the definition of Smart Coating.
It is a transparent topcoat added to a standard coating process based on surface-priming finished in any colour as required.
The hardening process requires a hardener based on aliphatic polyisocyanates. This makes the coating resistant to ultraviolet light, affording it permanent gloss and excellent chemical resistance. However, its main feature is its high resistance to mechanical surface damage caused by chafing, knocks or scratches, etc. which, with a conventional coating, would lead to loss of the gloss and irreparable deterioration.
Owing to its hardness and deformability against the action of such mechanical agents, it is almost impossible to damage the surface. But, in extreme cases, if the furniture is marked, the damaged surface can be returned to its initial state by applying energy to activate the “memory” of the original stage. The energy to be applied is very simple: hot air, infra-red light or sunlight; just a few minutes is enough to achieve 100% regeneration. 24-48 hours at room temperature is also sufficient to achieve the desired result.