What is Ceramic Coating? Industry-grade ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution that is applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect it from external paint damage. Typically applied by hand, it blends with the paint of your car and creates an additional hydrophobic layer of protection, and high gloss!
Coatings serve many functions. Some are designed largely to provide a desired appearance or effect on a substrate (automotive, boat, motorcycle, and other surfaces that it can be applied to). Others are intended to be mainly protective on the applied surface. In many applications, paints are expected to afford a combination of aesthetics and extended protection.
Common coatings in the automotive, architectural, and special purpose segments are based on polymer resins, or binders, that via various mechanisms undergo film formation once applied to a surface (automotive, aerospace, architectural and where graphene is predicted to impact more than 45 industry sectors and applications, with the top areas including energy storage, semiconductors, composites/plastics/polymers, advanced materials, metals, chemicals, display electronics, bulk manufacturing, sensors, and healthcare.
Some real important facts about coatings:
Many industrial coatings are also polymeric (polymer) in nature.
Ceramic coatings, unlike coatings based on polymer resins, and consist of inorganic materials (contain no carbon).
Common ceramic coatings include alumina, titania, zirconia, alumina-magnesia, hafnia, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, and boron carbide, as well as oxides of many of these materials.
Ceramic coatings are also used in various sectors including the oil and gas, petrochemical, steel, plastics, textile, and other industries.
Geographically, Asia-Pacific accounted for 38% of the ceramic coatings market by value in 2014, according to market research firm Markets and Markets.
Both the aerospace and automobile industries present numerous opportunities for graphene use as we enter into 2021.
Essentially, a ceramic coating is the candy shell that protects the paint's delicious chocolate center!
Most Interest today is for Corrosion Protection!
One of the coating application areas receiving the greatest interest today is for corrosion protection. When appropriately incorporated into either solvent or water-based coatings, graphene can impart exceptional anti-corrosion performance and enhanced corrosion control for asset life extension, maintenance cost reduction, and more sustainable protection solutions, according to Adrian Potts, chief executive officer, Applied Graphene Materials (AGM), a manufacturer of graphene and value-added graphene products.
The staff at Body Brilliant Detailing of Long Island is well trained, highly-versed, and experienced in all aspects of both paint correction and coating installation on any vehicle (we have done over one-thousand coatings on car, motorcycles, RV's, boats and have been detailing for over thirty-years).
Please contact us today for any questions regarding a ceramic coating application and paint correction for your vehicle!
Some Valuable References based on our research:
Barkan, T. and Johnson, D. “Graphene Commercialization Update,” Presentation by The Graphene Council, June 25, 2020.
PCE International, “Graphene goes to sea,” Global Newswire, April 16, 2020. https://www.pce-international.com/2020/04/16/graphene-goes-to-sea/ (accessed September 10, 2020).
GrapheneCA, “GrapheneCA’s Breakthrough Antimicrobial Coatings Passes Primary Independent Test,” May 31, 2020. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/ 2020/05/31/2041237/0/en/GrapheneCA-s-Breakthrough-Antimicrobial-Coatings-Passes-Primary-Independent-Test.html (accessed September 10, 2020).
Lasley, S. “Anti-bacterial coating being developed with miracle material Metal Tech News Weekly Edition,” Metal Tech News, June 27, 2020. https://www.metaltechnews.com/story/2020/03/25/tech-metals/graphene-paint-could-slow-virus-spread/187.html (accessed September 10, 2020).