The science behind our coatings.

DuraSlic vehicle coatings are based on award winning NanoSlic Ceramic Technology. Born in the advanced electronic’s industry, the technology was originally developed to provide outstanding hydrophobicity and oleophobicity in an abrasion resistant coating. During curing a highly non-polar contact surface forms that repels water, water-based fluids, oils, and other chemicals. This makes it an ideal permanent coating to protect many industrial and consumer surfaces. NanoSlic technology is used in a wide variety of applications including electronics, transportation, aerospace, and industrial.

How do DuraSlic ceramic coatings work?

DuraSlic is primarily composed of proprietary silica-based polymers. As such, DuraSlic materials are inherently capable of maintaining properties under extreme conditions.

DuraSlic coatings are resistant to most solvents and will be unaffected by a wide range in pH.

Because 10H hardness is achieved in most DuraSlic formulations, scratch resistance is improved. By incorporating specific functional groups to the polymer, various properties can be achieved including ambient temperature curing, heat-induced crosslinking and UV resistance. In addition, interesting and useful surface effects have been achieved such as DuraSlic’s characteristic hydrophobicity and oleophobicity. DS 1500 Xtreme is the world’s most hydrophobic and oleophobic ceramic coating.

Low surface energy, low roll off angle, low coefficient of friction and ceramic structure make DuraSlic a unique nanocoating. DuraSlic coating technology offers many of the benefits of “advanced ceramics” but does not require a high cost, multi-step process that includes “firing.”

DuraSlic can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces. The required thickness of the coating will depend on the application and the desired result.

Generally, the coating thickness of a single layer will be 150-200 nanometers (nm) DuraSlic protects and enhances surfaces of metals, glass, ceramics, polymers and many plastics.

It is scratch resistant and creates a surface that is easy to clean. Curing takes place at room temperature or can be accelerated with heat.

Outstanding Properties:

  • Contact Angle: 105°/water and 64°/n-hexadecane
  • Sliding Angle: 9.1o /water 1.4o /IPA
  • Temperature Resistance: 350° F Continuous/450° F Intermittent
  • Pencil Hardness: 10H

Revolutionary Hybrid Coating

DuraSlic’s unique hybrid structure and true ceramic composition prevents chemical, mechanical and environmental degradation when applied to many surfaces. This means significantly longer protection than other coatings. DuraSlic protects from scuffs and scratches, water stains, chemicals, tar, corrosion, and harmful UV. DuraSlic can best be defined as a hybrid coating, combining the benefits of a ceramic coating and a nanocoating.

DuraSlic’s unique hybrid structure works in three ways:

  • Forms a highly hydrophobic and oleophobic contact surface
  • Forms and inert, high performance binder polymer layer
  • Forms a dense network of strong chemical bonds to the substrate
How does ceramic coating work

Hydrophobic and Oleophobic Coating

DuraSlic coatings form a ceramic hybrid structure during the curing process. In the case of DS 1500 Xtreme the contact surface achieves a contact angle of 105o with water and 63o with n-hexadecane, similar to Teflon. This makes it an ideal permanent coating to protect vehicle surfaces, from water, water-based fluids, high and low pH, oils and tar.

Hydrophobicity Before & After 1,000 Scrubs*

Why do I need a ceramic coating

*CarSoap (RainX) abrasion with sponge per ASTM D2486. Contact angle measured with DI water.


Ceramic paint coating

*0=0 Oleophobicity 5=Best (Approx. 67 degrees n-Hexadecane)

Retention of Hydrophobicity Under Abrasion

What is Ceramic Coating

*CarSoap (RainX) abrasion with sponge per ASTM D2486. Contact angle measured with DI water.

Sign Up Today

Interested in learning more about what it means to be a part of the DuraSlic team? Please fill out the contact form. Give us a little information about you and your company. One of our industry professionals will contact you shortly.