Looking at the infinitely tiny to achieve infinitely greater results.
1 nanometre = one millionth millimetre (one thousand-millionth of a metre)
On this dimensional scale, the physical, chemical and biological behaviour and characteristics of the material change drastically and present surprising properties.
This is exactly what nanotechnologies do: explore matter with resolutions greater than one thousand-millionth of a metre up to interacting with a single atom.
Interior design & Nanotechnology
Interior design materials require a number of key characteristics: solidity, resistance to impacts, scratches and corrosion, as well as aesthetic and performance characteristics that make the surfaces attractive and sophisticated. On a nanometric scale, all these properties - mechanical resitance, conductivity, elasticity, hydro-repellence, optical properties, anti-reflective or anti-scratch - can be designed to create new types of materials. Zero fingerprints, zero scratches, zero stains. FENIX NTM® resulted from this research.
FENIX NTM® & Nanotechnology
Thermal healing of micro-scratches
One of the most innovative characteristic of FENIX NTM®. With heat, a small scratch on FENIX NTM® can be repaired. This is a small nanotechnology miracle. A rewritable DVD is based on the same principle: a laser impulse provokes a thermal shock that makes the particular coating of the DVD change from being "crystalline" to "amorphous". Solid materials can come in different forms: in a crystalline state, with the atoms evenly spaced, or in an amorphous stae, with atoms distributed unevenly. However, as a result of the heat there can also be a transition from an amorphous state to a crystalline state and vice versa.
Matt and soft touch surface
Thanks to the use of next generation thermoplastic resins, FENIX NTM®'s surface is extremely close. The irregular surface topography has, as a result, a very low light reflectivity (a surface specular reflectance of 1.5 at 60°) and a soft touch effect.