The efficiency of modern transportation is severely compromised by the prevalence of turbulent drag and icing. The high level of turbulent skin-friction occurring on the surface of an airplane is responsible for excess fuel consumption and increased carbon emissions.
The aviation coatings that are currently developed by Glonatech and its partners are practically nanostructured hydrophobic topcoats, which exhibit improved aerodynamic efficiency, by reducing turbulent skin-friction, and decrease ice formation rate on the surface of the aircraft. This in turns leads to significant reduction in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Concurrently, the topcoat is characterized by excellent durability and mechanical properties.