Diamon-Fusion ® Glass Surface Protection for the Hampton Roads Virginia Areas,
Diamon Fusion® Patented Nano-Coating
The chemical reaction created in the first stage causes a “cross-linked” and “branched” silicone film to be grown from below the surface out. After converting the chlorine atoms to OH groups using additional moisture (chlorine was left at the end of the atom chains after the first stage), a second specially formulated chemical is introduced to the surface.
The second stage ‘caps’ the entire chain of atoms. This unique ‘capping’ substantially increases the hydrophobicity and durability, leaving, chemically speaking, no points of attachment for contaminants and creating a truly repellant charge..
Two-step coating that first causes a “cross-linked” and “branched” silicone film to be grown from below the surface at the atomic level and then “caps” the entire chain of atoms to substantially increase the hydrophobicity and durability and leave, chemically speaking, no points of attachment for contaminants and create a truly repellant charge.
A patented nanotechnology, improves and protects the surfaces of glass, tile, porcelain, granite, and most silica-based surfaces.
Surfaces treated with Diamon Fusion® become.
Highly water-repellent (hydrophobic), and so:
Require less frequent cleanings
Experience a reduction in mold and bacteria
Easier to clean – eliminating the need for harsh chemical cleaners.
Stain and graffiti resistant.
Oil repellent (oleophobic).
Resistant to leaching of calcium and sodium (etching caused by hard water).
At least 1,000 times more electrical resistant (additional electrical insulation).
At least 20% more brilliant (shine in glass surfaces).
Capable of displaying DFI's Invisible Art Glass® (clear glass only).
The following are test results the Institute for Glass Science and Engineering at Alfred University, New York, an independent testing laboratory. The Institute routinely does testing for major companies like PPG and Kohler. Below is a summary of the most important findings of their tests.
The Institute’s report states that our improved process has a remarkably low coefficient of friction when the glass is wet. He states that when glass is wet, it is by far the "most dangerous period" with regards to the potential for damage. The report says that "we believe that the (main) usefulness of your coating lies in its maintenance of a low friction coating over the life of the glass". Below is a formula that puts into layman's terms the results of the coefficient of friction tests.
Diamon Fusion® (DF1- Step #1)
Diamon Fusion® (DF2- Step #2)
Contact angle is the scientific method of measuring the water repellency of a surface. The higher the number, the higher the water repellency of the surface.
Contact Angle Untreated Glass
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The 2nd step of DFI's nanotechnology creates the 'capping' in the chain of atoms, which changes the molecular composition of the treated surface.
Note: Since Dr. Lacourse performed these tests, DFI's patented process has been improved and its contact angle has been measured at up to 118°, in addition to all other benefits that the nanocoating provides.
Coefficient of Friction: (with Glass indentor wet)
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To make the test results for coefficient of friction useful, we have used a formula that translates the data into the force required to cause damage to the surface. Assume that a load of 10 lbs. has been placed on the rider under static conditions, and that this is the lowest load that caused cracking (no dragging). Using the formula we can now calculate the load that would cause cracking to occur when the rider is dragged across the sample.
Load required to damage surface:
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Note that when comparing wet vs. wet friction calculations indicate that it would take more than 10 times the load (4.0 lbs. vs. 0.37 lbs.) to cause damage on your treated sample vs. the untreated.
In other words, the weight of a debris particle required to crack a piece of glass that has been treated with Diamon Fusion® would need to be ten times heavier than the weight required to crack an untreated piece of glass.
Effective on glass, tile, porcelain, granite, and all other silica-based surfaces.
Read below why A Better View Glass and Mirror has Teamed up with DFI . A company with Everyone in Mind.
For over a decade, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), a California-based and privately-held US Company has pioneered the use of protective coatings for surface care.
Known throughout the world as a leader in the glass protection and protective coatings industry, DFI has developed, produced and distributed a variety of products designed for the restoration, protection and maintenance of not only glass but ALL silica-based surfaces, such as granite, ceramic tile, porcelain, quartz, among the main ones. The breadth of DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning and patented, professional quality products only available through authorized distributors (licensees) to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers.
Through consistently introducing innovative products and educating the industry on the benefits of protective coatings and technologies for glass and glass-like surfaces, DFI has become a worldwide leader in coating products and services. A recent recipient of Glass Magazine’s Crystal Achievement Award, DFI and its innovative product lines are the most sought after in the protective coating industry for homes, businesses, auto applications and more. DFI has representation and distribution centers in North and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Diamon-Fusion® protective coating, also known as a hydrophobic coating, as well as our other glass protection and glass restoration products can help make your life easier, more beautiful and more environmentally-friendly. While DFI’s main business is in glass protection, we also help people with granite protection, porcelain protection, tile protection, as well as restoration of these surfaces if they weren’t protected when new and so now are stained and ugly.
DFI was founded 1996 based on the Diamon-Fusion® coating and initially it was seen as just a hydrophobic coating that repelled water from silica-based surfaces. We since learned that Diamon-Fusion® is much more than just a hydrophobic coating. Additionally, through intensive Research & Development, DFI has invented and launched a number of new products that offer a myriad of benefits was well.