Questions and answers

Frequently asked questions and answers about nano

How much is a nano?

The word nano comes from the Greek and means dwarf or small. As nanotechnology is used as a prefix means one billionth. In nanotechnology, the things that are between 1 and 100 nanometers, abbreviated nm talking about. Atoms are less than one nm, molecules and cells range in size from 1 to several nm.

Is nanotechnology all inspired by the Gecko lizard?

No, but very bio-inspired, that is inspired by nature. Gecko lizard’s toes have nanometers thick hairs that allow it to climb the roofs. Lotus leaf has a surface texture that is nanostructured, which makes water and dirt run off. There are also things that are not nanotechnology, bio-inspired, Velcro feel you safely to, and architecture as bridges are inspired by the skeletons of the animals.

Why is it interesting with nano?

In the nano-world phenomena occur that are interesting to learn about and
use in various applications. For example, the surfaces of the particles very large in relation to volume. Some things we learned in school is no longer true, as Ohm’s law (voltage = current x resistance). Another example is that some non-magnetic metals are magnetic and gold turns green.

Why is there so much talk about the nano now?

Nanotechnology is a natural development in several technical areas. In electronics has been made smaller transistors so that they become more and more space, so that, for example, a home computer becomes better. The instruments and equipment that were developed for microelectronics has made it possible to study nature’s smallest constituents, such as the Gecko feet, and made it possible to create materials in the nanometer size. Molecules and Cells has admittedly always been nanotechnology, but now there are opportunities to link biology and electronics.

Are there jobs in industry for nanomedicine technologies, and what training do you choose?

There is that. Several large Swedish companies advertise that they use nanotechnology, for example ABB . But we have asked the industry about the needs, and they primarily want to have a civil engineer with basic knowledge in materials physics, electronics, chemistry or biotechnology, which then has specialized their training towards nanotechnology. Therefore provides KTH is not a course in nanotechnology, but six.

Is it dangerous to nanotechnologies?

This is because if you talk about things in the nanoscale or if a surface is nanostructured. If it can be emitted large amounts of small particles, it is obviously dangerous, as it can damage the lungs if inhaled particles. However, nanometer-sized particles are already around us, for example in the exhaust fumes and traffic dust and toner in a copier or laser printer. A glass surface is nano structured to keep itself clean emits, however, no particles

Why is sometimes the products on painted surfaces and synthetic materials and sometimes not?

It always depends on what surfaces terms. There are very many color systems (PU, acrylic, epoxy, etc.) and many, many different kinds of art materials and plastics (PA, PC, PMMA , PE, PP, etc.), some treated, some with minerals. It is therefore difficult to predict exactly which of all surfaces that Nano Flair products fit. It is therefore necessary to test the surface to see if the agent acts on it.

What is the difference between the Nano Flair Treatment and ordinary textile and leather impregnation treatments?

Clothes, fabrics, etc. is usually industrially processed in connection with the production and is then difficult to re-treat. Nano Flair allows the user to have at home applying a protective finish. Flair Nano treatment can be renewed without difficulty when the effect starts to disappear. Even worn clothes ski suits, jackets, etc. can be treated again.

How does the fact this type of surface treatment?

What we have is a gel system in which the solvent (water, ethanol) disappears after treatment and the gel becomes more concentrated. When structures are formed in the order of 1-100 nanometers which attach to the treated surface which may be a layer only a few nanometers thick.

Will fabric and textiles after this treatment really self-cleaning?

No it will not. The structure of the fabric means that this is not possible. With Flair Nano Leather & Textile treated fibers so that no liquid enters them without being rejected. Cleaning is then considerably easier and the result will be much better. Consequently, it also uses less detergent when then clean them.

How can I treat textiles?

Depending on the fabric thickness and absorbency, it should be ensured that the fibers are completely covered. It is advisable to do a quick test on thicker fabrics to make sure the coating really covers the whole fibers.

May I also emphasize treated textiles?

Yes you can. The treatment effect is accelerated by heat (80-150 ° C) when, for example, emphasizes (without steam), or run the dryer.

Does the treatment also in soft leather?

Yes it does. But you must make sure that the surface to be treated is absolutely clean and free of grease. Here one can suitably use a sponge to wipe the agent.

Must be water-based products are protected from frost?

Yes, they must. The products are water based must be protected from frost and thus kept in frost-free room.

Is the surfaces treated frost and heat resistant?

If done right surface treatment affected Flair Nano coating is not by temperature fluctuations and frost resistant.

Should larger surfaces suitably processed by hand or with a spray gun?

As for the quality of the final result, it does not really matter if the agent again brushed, sprayed, rubbed or dripped on. Spray variant is frequently used in private households. Then you must be for polishing non-absorbent materials (ceramics, tiles, etc.) With a microfiber cloth to obtain an even thickness layer.

The coating has been damaged. What should I do?

It is very easy and quick to repair any damaged Flair Nano Coating – just add a new layer.

Can I wash the treated fabrics?

Yes you can, but only for a maximum of 60 ° C. A wash of 30 ° C is often completely sufficient to obtain hygienically clean. Because the coating prevents the fibers from tightening so much dirt needed just a little detergent. However, do not tolerate the treatment how many washes anywhere but when the effects begin to deal with it again.

Can such items as pottery and roof tiles from clay made frost-proof?

In contrast to the painted or ceramic materials, nano-coated surfaces remain waterproof and moisture-permeable. Frost damage caused by water pressure can not be prevented by diffusion. The objects can be protected from frost by covering them on all sides with Nano Flair terracotta.

The water repellent effect on my jacket waning. What do I do about it?

After a number of washes may be the water-repellent effect of the garment subside. One should then treat the garment again. One possibility for this may also be detergent residue, so that the surfactants in them prevents the water repellent effect. This can then be corrected by washing again with clean water and let dry.

How surface I a tiled wall with wide joints?

First, the joints treated with Flair Nano Wood & Stone before the tiles are treated with Nano Flair glass & ceramics. Rub the tiles immediately afterwards with a microfiber cloth to avoid any spots in the joints.

Is Nano Flair products hazardous to health?

No adverse health effects occur at the correct handling of Nanoflairs products. One should as always still consider safety symbols and carefully read and follow the instructions found on the labels.

What is the reason for the effect on the windshield subside after a few weeks?

From air pollution forms minute particles on the windshield. Use a paper towel or a cloth dampened with water and a little household spirits and wash clean. Rub dry with a clean cloth and polish. Then power back.

Can I also treat plastics with you Glass & Ceramics Product?

No. For this, use the Nano Flair Plastics – a special product for shower screens, sun visor in your car, visor mm.

Why smearing the windshield wipers and leave a film on the windshield?

It can have several causes; – Wiper blades may be too old and should be replaced – you have run through the car wash and wax got on the box – or that it will remain detergent residues (surfactants). This must be removed. Wipe the box with a köksduk or household cloth dampened with water and household spirits. Also clean the wiper blades. Then rub dry and polish, and the effect will come back.

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