NEI Corp. has introduced UV-Protect (UVP) technology to formulate enhanced versions of its NANOMYTE coating products. These, the company says, offer unique functionalities in coatings with unparalleled durability. The NANOMYTE line of protective coatings and surface treatments provides tailored functionalities, such as hydrophobicity, superhydrophobicity, oleophobicity, superoleophobicity, self-healing, fog resistance, self-cleaning (or easy-to-clean), scratch resistance, anti-corrosion, and anti-icing. They have found wide applicability in the industrial and automotive markets for their versatility and ability to be applied to a variety of surfaces – including glass, plastic, fiber-composite, metal, and ceramic. UVP technology imparts enhanced protection from the effects of sun and weather exposure to maintain the unique properties of their coating products when subjected to long-term outdoor exposure. The newly-introduced product lineup consists of NANOMYTE MEND Self-Healing Coatings (MEND 1000-UVP, MEND 2000-UVP and MEND 3000-UVP); NANOMYTE Topcoats (TC-4001-UVP and TC-5001-UVP); NANOMYTE Easy-to-clean Coating (SR-500EC-UVP); and NANOMYTE  Anti-Ice Coating (SuperAi-UVP). NANOMYTE coating products with UVP technology have demonstrated their ability to endure a minimum of 1,000 hours of weatherability testing per ASTM D4587, “Accelerated Weathering under Fluorescent UV-Condensation Exposure.” The testing was performed in a QUV chamber under the conditions specified in ASTM G154, Cycle 1, the most commonly used exposure cycle designed to simulate severe outdoor service conditions. The UVP functionality has been incorporated into each coating system without degrading other performance characteristics or ease of application. The cured film is both inherently resistant to the sun’s UV radiation, as well as capable of providing UV protection for the underlying surface. This, for example, allows the NANOMYTE MEND product line to maintain excellent gloss and appearance in outdoor applications, such as automotive coatings.