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    DIAMON-FUSION Nanotechnology

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    How is the DIAMON-FUSION® process applied?

    On what surfaces does DFI nanotechnology work?

    What is Nanotechnology?

    How does the DIAMON-FUSION® process work?

    Once treated with the DIAMON-FUSION® process, will I still need to clean my glass, tile, porcelain or granite surfaces?

    How much does it cost to have a surface treated with DIAMON-FUSION®?

    What care and maintenance does DIAMON-FUSION® require?

    Is DFI Nanotechnology a green environmentally friendly coating?

    What does 'contact angle' mean?

    When was DFI's technology patented?

    Is DFI's coating colorless?

    Is the impact resistance (on glass) of the DFI coating similar to tempered glass?

    Is there any warranty on the DIAMON-FUSION® product?

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    How is the DIAMON-FUSION® process applied?
      There are two application methods: The first is the ultra efficient batch method (for higher volumes, industrial applications), applied with a vapor deposition system on an engineered chamber (air-tight room).  The second method is a wipe-on/spray system which uses a liquid in a hand-applied portable fashion; both create the special "cross-linked and branched, capped silicone films" covered in the patents.

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    On what surfaces does DFI nanotechnology work?
      DFI nanotechnology chemically reacts with all silica-based surfaces such as glass, ceramic tile, granite and porcelain, as well as other products that contain silica.

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    What is Nanotechnology?
     

    Nanoscale technologies are the development and use of devices that have a size of only a few nanometers. The prefix nano means ten to the minus ninth power, or one billionth. Nanotechnology is measured at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels, in the length scale of approximately 1 - 100 nanometer range. Although the main applications of Nanotechnology have been developed in the computer and electronics fields, some other current uses that are already in the marketplace include:

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    How does the DIAMON-FUSION® process work
      DFI's nanotechnology, patented in the US and branded under the Diamon-Fusion® trademark, uses a two-stage chemical process. The chemical reaction created in the first stage causes a "cross-linked" and "branched" ultra thin silicone film (nanofilm) to be grown from below the surface out. The second stage 'caps' the entire chain of atoms. This unique 'capping' substantially increases the hydrophobicity and durability, leaving, chemically speaking, no points of attachment for contaminants and creating a truly repellant charge. Through simple neutralization, all chemicals become inert within a few seconds. No curing time is needed since the chemical reaction itself occurs in less than 2 seconds.

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    Once treated with the DIAMON-FUSION® process, will I still need to clean my glass, tile, porcelain or granite?
     

    Yes, you will. The DIAMON-FUSION® coating REDUCES cleaning time but it does not eliminate it entirely. DIAMON-FUSION® is similar to the development of Teflon®* for cooking pans. While you can cook food in uncoated pans, it is so much easier to clean if you cook with Teflon®* coated pans. While you still must maintain your DIAMON-FUSION® coated surface, the time and effort required are significantly reduced.

    * Teflon® is a registered trademark of E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company

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    How much does it cost to have a glass surface or a kitchen granite counter top treated with DIAMON-FUSION®?
      Prices to treat a granite countertop are typically based upon a square footage cost. Prices for large quantities of granite may qualify for a discounted rated. Contact us to get a price quoote for a small or a large job. DIAMON-FUSION® has proven to provide the overall highest performance, on a cost-benefit relative basis, of any easy-to-clean surface coating available in the market place today.

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    What care and maintenance does DIAMON-FUSION® require?
     

    Maintenance and care vary substantially according to the type of application (treated surface type and location/exposure) and the abrasion to which the treated material is exposed to. Abrasion means any mechanical (such as windshield wiper on an automobile) or non-mechanical force (such as wind or dust) affecting the treated product.  Thus, an exterior architectural glass structure exposed to all kinds of weather conditions will require a much different maintenance and care than an interior kitchen granite countertop, a porcelain sink lavatory or a ceramic tile bathroom wall. While DIAMON-FUSION® does make treated surfaces water and oil repellent, stain and scratch resistant, among other properties, and lasts for a long period of time (years in most cases), maintenance time is guaranteed to be reduced, depending on the application, by as much as 50% and up to 90%. DIAMON-FUSION® eliminates the need of any HARSH, EXPENSIVE and TOXIC CHEMICAL CLEANING SPRAYS. Please contact us for the specific maintenance recommendations relating to your application.  

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    Is DFI Nanotechnology environmentally friendly?
      DFI Nanotechnology is based on an environmentally safe scientific process. The chemicals used in our patented process have been in use for over 55 years (since early 1945) in the aviation industry, for different applications, and are not found in the "Clean Air Act”(1)  or the “Clean Water Act”(2).  There are also no PELS (permissible exposure limits) set by OSHA (3). We have implemented, with our extreme eco-friendly philosophy, the highest standards in the handling of our chemicals so that any scientific process we may use is safe to the environment. Thus, we have engineered an ultra efficient yet simple neutralization system that renders our chemicals and their by-products completely safe and inert. We strive not only to protect the environment but to preserve it from any contamination or pollution. (1) The 1990 Clean Air Act is a federal law covering the entire United States of America , whereas the individual states (like California or New York ) do much of the work to carry out the Act. For example, a state air pollution agency holds a hearing on a permit application by a power or chemical plant or fines a company for violating air pollution limits. (2) In 1972, the US Congress enacted the first comprehensive national clean water legislation in response to growing public concern for serious and widespread water pollution. The Clean Water Act (CWA), formerly known as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, intended to “. . . restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation's waters" (Section 101). (3) Occupational Safety & Health Administration, US Department of Labor: OSHA's mission is to ensure safe and healthful workplaces in the USA .

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    What does 'contact angle' mean?
      The contact angle, also called ‘wetting angle’, is the angle formed by the material's surface and the tangent of the interface between the fluid (i.e.: water) and the environment at the liquid/ solid (i.e.: glass surface) point of contact.

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    When was DFI's technology patented? How many more years is DFI's patent valid for?
      DFI nanotechnology’s patent, a “capped silicone film and method of manufacture thereof”, was issued in the United Sates on June 12, 2001 , by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Diamon-Fusion International, Inc. is the Assignee of the Patent and Don Hayden, PhD, DFI’s Chief Scientist, is the Inventor. DFI also has a patent issued in Australia along with patents pending around the world.

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    Is DFI's coating colorless?
      YES. DIAMON-FUSION® is in fact optically clear and is guaranteed NOT to discolor, chip, haze or peel off since the chemical bond created is permanent and integral to the substrate at nanoscale levels.

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    Is the impact resistance (on glass) of the DFI coating similar to tempered glass?
      NO. Tempered glass is much stronger than regular (annealed) glass and when broken, it shatters into many small fragments which prevent major injuries, thus providing superior strength and safety properties. The tempering property is created by a heating and cooling process of the glass to set up internal stresses so that the surfaces are under compression. This strengthens the glass, since glass breaks only in tension, and to break the glass, the built-in compression must be overcome. DIAMON-FUSION® does not provide any additional strength per se but rather resistance to impacts due to the lower coefficient of friction accomplished by its nanochemistry. Tests have shown that the weight of a debris particle required to crack a piece of glass that has been treated with DIAMON-FUSION® would need to be 10 times heavier than the weight required to crack an untreated piece of glass (Dr. LaCourse thesis- University of Alfred, New York).

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    Is there any warranty on the DIAMON-FUSION® product?
     

    YES. we provide a warranty according to the treated product.  Warranties are provided independently by each licensee in accordance to each licensee’s respective marketing strategy and business operations.

    Some warranties available are:

    • Limited Three Year Warranty (shower doors, windows, granite, porcelain)

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