said by VioletVenom:
The uses for this product seem unlimited and revolutionary, IF this product is for real (and not the next asbestos).
Hydrophobic coatings and substances aren't all that new. The hard part about them is to make them last long term without requiring additional coatings. The gloves in the video are an example where it looks cool at first, but use them for any length of time and the areas that do a lot of flexing (e.g. nuckles) or abrasions (e.g. palms) and the hydrophobicness wears off.
One example that was brought up was for HVAC coils, the defrost cycle could be eliminated greatly increasing the unit's SEER.
If a hydrophobic coating could greatly increase a unit's energy efficiency, it would have already been done. Maybe it wouldn't be with some uber-hydrophobic coating, but at least something. But it's not. Coils often go the opposite way, with hydrophillic coatings. Why? Because it helps keep the coatings clean. Water dropplets on a hydrophobic surface will bead up, while the same dropplets will sheet out and glide over the hydrophillic, washing away debris. Both will remove water faster than an uncoated surface.
Currently the "best" coating seems to be epoxy coatings that can have some hydrophillic properties, but also is more resistant to chemical corrosion especially organic acids that can cause formicary
corrosion as well as environments that normally would eat away untreated coils, such as salty air around oceans.