With BriteGuard® (www.BriteGuard.com), Bohle is launching a revolutionary new protection product for glass and glazed ceramic surfaces, which is both extremely wear resistant and durable. Further, the application process is simple and can be done either manually or mechanically.
BriteGuard® is significantly more wear resistant than other surface protection products currently available in the market. By reacting chemically with the surface, the coating forms a high strength functional layer that effectively protects the glass against soil adhesion and glass corrosion. Compared to untreated glass, surfaces protected with BriteGuard® simply stay clean much longer and are much easier to clean. This Bohle innovation demonstrably counters the poor reputation of the durability of surface coating products within the glass trade. BriteGuard® can be used for indoor and outdoor applications and is thus equally suitable for protecting partition walls or glass showers as well as facades.
When developing BriteGuard®, the main focus was on the easy handling of the coating system both for the glass processing businesses and for the end user. Having this in mind, a clearly structured, simplified, modular system was developed consisting of only few components for pre-treatment, coating and care. This makes selecting the appropriate materials for the respective application intuitively simple.
After BriteGuard® Surface Sealer has been applied; it reacts with the surface and forms a high strength functional layer that replicates the
structure of the glass or glazed ceramic surface. The surface tension of this functional layer is extremely low, ensuring that organic soiling (e.g. from soap residues, bird droppings or traffic pollution) and inorganic
soiling (e.g. limescale or salty air) hardly stick to the glass surface and can be removed very easily. The low surface tension can be seen in the familiar beading effect that occurs when in contact with water. In the case of rough surfaces such as sandblasted and frosted glass, undesirable soiling like finger marks can be effectively avoided by treating the glass with BriteGuard® Surface Sealer X.
Comprehensive tests have proven the long-term stability of the BriteGuard® system: The coating products exhibit an extraordinary wear-resistance. Even after 170,000 wipe cycles with a conventional squeegee, the contact angle with water remains nearly unchanged. Even storing the coated glass continuously for 500 hours in different chemicals and widely available cleaning agents had virtually no effect on the coating. The BriteGuard® functional layer even withstands temperatures up to 200°C, humidity and UV radiation without significant loss of functionality.
In keeping with simplicity of the system, no time-consuming training has to be carried out before applying BriteGuard® for the first time. The surface protection product can be applied manually with a cotton pad, with a simple spray bottle or mechanically with an applicator.
BriteGuard® protection is achieved in only 3 steps. Before applying the coating, smooth surfaces are cleaned by hand or in a glass washing machine using BriteGuard® Surface Activator. It reliably removes organic as well as inorganic contamination from the glass surface. Rough surfaces simply have to be thoroughly cleaned to remove dust and grease.
After the coating has cured, excess material is removed in the third step. BriteGuard® Surface Finisher is then applied to smooth surfaces. The application can again be done either manually using a squeegee or chamois or mechanically in a glass washing machine. No final cleaning is required for rough surfaces. Simply polish them with a microfibre cloth.
The BriteGuard® protection is extremely wear-resistant and durable. Once professionally applied, under normal circumstances the protective function can typically remain for up to 15 years. The prerequisite for maintaining the protection is cleaning the glass only with typically available agents instead of aggressive or abrasive products or compounds. Nevertheless, even the BriteGuard® surface protection cannot do without refreshment. It depends on the degree of wear of the surface after which time a refresher is needed.
Bohle recommends refreshing the coating once the beading effect is noticeably reduced on the clean glass surface.
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