The development of an anti-icing coating for the aviation industry is a recognised challenge which to date has not been achieved. The aim of the ICEMART project is to develop a novel passive ice-repellent coating that will prevent ice formation and adhesion without the need for active ice-management. Lead by CAV Ice Protection, part funded by Innovate UK and with a global consortium including Opus Materials Technologies our approach is disruptive & unique. Using Nano technology and built on patented ground-breaking technology we aim to overcome the well-known fragility of nanostructured coatings by using novel additives that can be incorporated into conventional aviation coatings.
Solar Sharc ™
Opus Materials Technologies is in the advanced stage of developing Solar Sharc ®. A self –cleaning permanent, non-stick, dust resistant coating for application onto Solar PV. Utilising Nanotechnology, Solar Sharc ® will be a durable, transparent anti-reflective and highly repellent coating that is mechanically resilient to environmental ageing. Easily applied to PV glass substrates, Solar Sharc ® optimises the energy yield of the panel whilst reducing O&M costs and water wastage by eliminating surface contamination to improve operational efficiency