DetraPel® Safe Nano Solutions

Nanotechnology has become synonymous with manufacturing at the molecular level, between 1 to 100 nanometers. At this microscopic level, DetraPel’s nanotech formulas are engineered with a high degree of precision to offer increased efficiency, durability, and power allowing us to provide you with safe protective coatings that have better superhydrophobicity and breathability.

Nano Molecule

The Lotus Effect

The revolutionary nanotechnology behind DetraPel is based on the ‘Lotus Effect’. This refers to the high water repellency exhibited by the superhydrophobic lotus leaves. Lotus leaves have nano-sized hair particles that do not allow water molecules to settle onto their surface, causing water droplets to bead up and roll right off.

Lotus Leaf Effect - micrograph image

An electron micrograph image of the Lotus leaf surface—water droplets adopt an almost spherical shape on the waxy protrusion of the leaf surface. (Sandia National Laboratories)

DetraPel® Fabric Protectors Create Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Superhydrophobic surfaces are extremely hydrophobic, which means they are exceedingly difficult to wet. Adding a superhydrophobic layer to a textile surface makes it liquid repellent, thereby reducing wetness and blocking stains from seeping in. 

The contact angles of a water droplet on a superhydrophobic surface exceed 150°. Tilting the surface to as little as 10° from the horizontal may cause the droplet to roll off.

DetraPel protective coatings are


Breathable layer of protection

A Breathable Layer of Protection

At the nanoscale, DetraPel Fabric Protectors coat fibers safely retaining breathability of fabrics. Now, with DetraPel’s latest patent-pending VIRUSHIELD™ technology, DetraPel Fabric & Clothing Protector increases the effectiveness of ordinary fabric face masks to that of surgical-grade N95 respirators.

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