Inside HzO’s WaterBlock™
Second to our families and friends, our next closest relationship is with our electronics (let’s be honest—we often engage them more than we do the people we love). Knowing the sense of loss that comes from losing such precious loved-ones (we’re talking electronics here) to water damage after getting caught in a rainstorm or a clumsy drop in the sink (or dare we say it, a public toilet), the scientists at HzO set out to develop technology that would protect our devices from water and keep them humming.
Ingenuity on The Road Less Followed
Rather than travel down the futile path others had taken to guard against water from the outside in, the HzO scientists developed WaterBlock™, a proprietary nanotechnology that seals the soul of the devices, blocking out moisture without interrupting electronics. HzO’s remarkable technology protects electronics from splashes, humidity, spills, body moisture, and even immersion, depending on the degree of WaterBlock™ applied and the depth of immersion.
So What Exactly is WaterBlock™?
It is a chemical vapor deposition that blankets vital electronic circuitry with a nano-thin film containing highly effective, water-repelling properties. For the aesthetically conscious (you know who you are), no worries! WaterBlock™—when applied to clean, moisture-free surfaces, including plastic, metal, ceramic, steel, or tin—is transparent and creates a finish that doesn’t disrupt the look and feel on whatever it is applied. So, until you need it, you’ll forget it’s even there.
The Future of WaterBlock™
HzO originally developed WaterBlock™ to provide water protection for electronics, from smartphones, to iPads, to iPods, to HD cameras, to hearing aids. However, the uses for the technology are endless and the future is exciting.
HzO envisions that it will find a wide array of uses for WaterBlock™. In the future, you could see it used to protect carpets and rugs in your home, the upholstery in your couches or the seats in your car. Museums may use it to protect rare artifacts. And it could be found protecting vital automobile components or equipment used in construction and manufacturing. Who knows, it may lead to ways to coat building materials, reducing water damage in homes and offices. We’ll keep you posted.