Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from R&D Division, "Dual layered coatings of roughness-induced superomniphobic surfaces that demonstrate good mechanical durability were fabricated on glass substrates using hydrophobic SiO2 nanoparticles and low surface energy fluorobinders using dip coating and spray coating techniques. The particle-to-binder ratio was optimized for contact angles of interest. The mechanical durability of these coatings was examined under mechanical rubbing action."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The anti-smudge properties were examined by wiping an artificially contaminated coating using oil-impregnated microfiber cloth."
For more information on this research see: Dual-layered-coated mechanically-durable superomniphobic surfaces with anti-smudge properties.
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