The microscopic structure of the lotus leaf with buds covered with wax reduces the contact surface and water adhesion, alloying self-cleaning without detergent nor energy.
In the electronic industry, the HzO inspired from the lotus effect to create a protective covering for electronic devices. The first devices were presented at the CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in 2012.
For textiles, it is possible to make a self-cleaning fabric by imitating at the nanometric scale the lotus leaf, and to stop using toxic detergent until then necessary for cleaning external surfaces.
In the construction industry, with the hydrophobic Lotusan paint, water pearls at the surface that is painted. As the same way that water cannot adhere, dirt don’t stick a self-cleaning covering. Another advantage, the absence to the formation of moisture.
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