Nature and Nanotechnology
Nature has been using nanotechnology for millions of years now. From
the lotus leaf, rain water as if it has no contact with its surface drips like
This phenomenon was explained by the ultra-modern ESEM scanning
microscope, which found that plants grow nanoparticles in their pores,
leaving no foreign bodies to penetrate. The surface becomes hydrophobic
without changing its texture and roughness. So when droplets of water
fall into it, it drips dust and dirt and the surface is self-cleaning.
Our waterproofing products are inspired by this phenomenon. Material
fats penetrate fatty substances that contain pollutants and dust. When
removing dirt with a common cleaner, we actually reopen the pores and
the phenomenon is repeated.
Using nanoparticles, however, millions of nanoparticles are deposited in the material pores, they modify the surface and make it super hydrophobic without changing its appearance. Dirt and foreign bodies are easily removed with water or cloth and the surface is cleaned.
Nanotechnology is based purely on nature, but the potentials of living matter are limited. On the contrary, modern technology has at its disposal a wide range of artificial conditions under which matter reveals amazing properties. Particles acquire completely new properties as their size approaches the nanometer.
Technology is reconciled with nature and makes our everyday life easier.