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    Default Never Wet

    Hmmmm!

    If this stuff turns out half as good as claimed it could revolutionise not just clothing, but lines, fly materials and fly-lines.

    (I wonder how much it will cost though, and how long it lasts?)


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    Default Re: Never Wet

    Quote Originally Posted by leonroskilly View Post
    Hmmmm!

    If this stuff turns out half as good as claimed it could revolutionise not just clothing, but lines, fly materials and fly-lines.

    (I wonder how much it will cost though, and how long it lasts?)


    When these guys say NeverWet ... they mean it - Business
    It looks good but how much will it cost and for how long is it effective?

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    Looks good, but i bet the price tag will be 'good' as well.
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    Default Re: Never Wet

    Yes, it could well work wonders preventing frozen rod rings and aiding shootability. I'd also be interested to know how much it costs or even if it's potentially damaging. Business lunch red wine spillages could be a thing of the past but I'm not so sure about bed pans. A balancing act or booty dance wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea. Of course, it depends where you spray it. Interesting though.
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    Default Re: Never Wet

    Clever stuff. Will be pricey though, at first. Interesting they have already sold licenses to other manufacturers.

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    Jeez that stuff if it works and stays working on less stable surfaces could revolutionize many industries.
    I could think of hundreds just in construction alone.
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    My postgraduate was working with these superhydrophobic surfaces. The big problem with these surfaces is durability.
    The superhydrophobic effect is created by the combination of nano-structured roughness and a low surface energy. Rub your finger across one of these surfaces and the sebaceous oils will start to clog the nano-textured surface. This is inherent to all kinds of superhydrophobic surfaces.

    Maybe I'm just not that impressed after 4 years of research, but I tend to be negative towards these kinds of applications for these coatings. In my view, the only real use is in microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip applications.
    In saying that, they would be great for dry fly fishing as the current products need to be reapplied regularly anyway.

    Research groups behind these coatings bring in huge amounts of money because of the potential applications, and they behave in such a cool way.

    Brennan

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