How does the coating work?
The active ingredients in Jade Ceramic Coatings are canalized by moisture in the atmosphere. The moisture begins a polymerization reaction to form a crystal lattice framework made of tetrahedral arrangements of Silicon (Si) and Oxygen (O)
This crystal structure is very stable and does not participate in chemical reactions with salts, acids or alkalis.
The result is a low energy, smooth and hard film that protects the substrate beneath from all manner of chemical attack and physical abrasion.
What is 9H Hardness?
Hardness in the coating industry is the capacity of a given coated substrate to resist scratching or gouging.
When expressing the measurement of pencil hardness, we do so with a value scale that ranges from 9B to 9H. Typically, films like polyurethane and poly-carbonate will fall into the ranges of B - 4H. So by applying a ceramic coating you are increasing the hardness of the substrate several fold.
What is contact angle?
Contact angle is one of the common ways to measure the wettability of a substrate. Wetting to the study of how a liquid behaves on a substrate and it's ability to spread out or form boundary surfaces with solids.
Jade Ceramic Coatings can be expected to produce contact angles between 110 - 120 degrees.