Labocosmetica Sam - Self Assembled Monolayer
CERAMIC HYDROPHOBIC COAT
SAM is a type of stand-alone coating which, thanks to the “Self-Assembled Monolayer” technology on which it is based, can be applied as a single layer, ensuring effective chemical-physical protection on any type of bodywork.
Once applied to the surface, SAM spontaneously forms a coating thanks to chemical adsorption and to the self-organisation of organic molecules consisting of reactive “head groups” and selected “functional” chemical groups (functionalised molecules) in order to obtain the best balance between physical protection and hydrophobic performance.
Application on specially prepared surfaces is necessary in order to “free” the active surface sites with which SAM will form a stable chemical bond and thus obtain the best possible performance in terms of effectiveness and durability.
SAM can be overlaid and stratified with #HPC after at least 2 hours to achieve the highest possible level of protection.
The #Labocosmetica coatings were subjected to different stress tests first in the laboratory and then directly in the field thanks also to the collaboration of different international detailers.
We have selected the cities with the most extreme climatic conditions in the world: Dubai (United Arab Emirates) for the scorching heat and its sandstorms, Delhi (India) and Manila (Philippines) for the suffocating smog and the tropical heat, Moscow (Russia) and Gothenburg (Sweden) for the cold and the road conditions, in addition to the major European capitals where the climatic and road conditions are certainly more normal.
It should be noted that for the entire duration of the tests it was not always possible to comply with the coating maintenance program recommended by us.
This allowed us to verify the condition of the treated surface in the worst situation.
With the results of the numerous tests we have made a weighted average where it can be seen that one year of life of our coatings is approximately 15,000 km.
Based on this data, we can therefore state that:
- Minimun duration of #SAM is 30,000 km or 2 years