TechConnect World 2018

May 13-16, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim, CA

This year at the TechConnect World 2018 Conference, members of Luna’s Materials Group will be presenting on advanced fluid resistant, durable surface treatments that protect numerous surfaces including glass, plastic, paint, and rubber. These coatings are currently being evaluated for numerous applications within the automotive, aerospace, marine, ophthalmic and medical industries, as well as protecting high voltage (HV) networks. Luna’s inorganic-polymer hybrid coatings utilize a unique combination of surface segregating and low surface energy nanostructured materials to provide fluid repellency with excellent durability to abrasion, wear and weathering. Come join us at the Anaheim Convention Center May 13-16 to learn about Luna’s protective coatings and surface treatments. 

About TechConnect: For over 20 years the TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo has connected top applied research and early-stage innovations from universities, labs, and startups with industry end-users and prospectors. The 2018 TechConnect World Innovation event includes the annual SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, Spring Defense TechConnect, the TechConnect Technical Program – more than 35 world-class technical symposiums, and the Nanotech Conference Series – the world’s largest and longest running nanotechnology event.

Fluid Resistant Surfaces – Oral Presentation – Monday May 14, 2018; 10:55-11:20 AM (Session 251C)

Bryan Koene will be presenting on Luna’s array of extremely durable, easily applied hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings, including our commercial Gentoo™ Advanced Hydrophobic Coating. These hydrophobic/oleophobic surfaces have demonstrated beneficial properties of easy cleaning, anti-ice, antifouling, corrosion resistance, and rain repellency. The technology utilizes a unique self-assembled nanostructure that combines the hardness and barrier properties of a ceramic with the flexibility of a tough polymer, leading to excellent abrasion resistance and environmental stability.

Durable Hydrophobic Coatings for High Voltage Silicone Rubber Insulators – Oral Presentation – Tuesday May 15, 2018; 11:15-11:35 AM (Session 251C)

Jesse Kelly will be presenting on Luna’s durable, hydrophobic sol-gel coating for HV silicon rubber (SiR) insulating materials. HV electric fields have a unique influence on water and other external surface contaminants, and can induce damaging arc discharge events (flashover) on SiR insulation used in power transmission & distribution (PT&D) and AM broadcasting. Luna’s new coating technology has proven to reduce damaging flashover, or corona events, thus enhancing the safety and long-term operation of SiR insulators. This is accomplished by maintaining a hydrophobic surface while immersed in HV electric fields. The sol-gel coating is designed for both OEM application to new SiR insulators and for field application to existing components via brush or spray application.

Be sure to check the TechConnect 2018 schedule for up to date presentation times and locations.  We look forward to seeing you there!