DFI’s award-winning technology, patented in the US and worldwide as Diamon-Fusion®, utilizes a chemical vapor deposition proprietary system. Diamon-Fusion® transforms the treated substrate into an easy-to-clean surface, being applicable to most surfaces containing silica (silicon dioxide) such as glass, ceramic tile, porcelain, quartz, and granite, among the most common ones.
DFI's proprietary chemicals are friendly to the environment and react with the moisture on the surface and the silica in the substrate (to be treated) thus generating a two-stage chemical process:
The chemical reaction created in the first stage causes a “cross-linked” and “branched” silicone film to be grown from below the surface out. After converting the chlorine atoms to OH groups using additional moisture (chlorine was left at the end of the atom chains after the first stage), a second specially formulated chemical is introduced to the surface.
The second stage ‘caps’ the entire chain of atoms. This unique ‘capping’ substantially increases the hydrophobicity and durability, leaving, chemically speaking, no points of attachment for contaminants and creating a truly repellent charge.
The chemical reaction bonds to form an ultra-thin protective layer of optically clear durable material, a "web-like" nano structure, making the surface significantly easier to clean and more resistant to weathering. This method is done at nano-scale levels, thus also called ‘nano-chemistry’, which is a length scale of approximately 1 – 100 nanometer range (1 nanometer is 1/1,000,000,000 meter, or 1 billionth of a meter). Nanometer dimensions are at the atomic dimension scale.
DFI’s COVALENT BOND
The bond created in the Diamon-Fusion® patented process is a covalent bond, the strongest possible bond, in chemical terms that a hydrophobic coating can generate. A covalent bond means that the coating shares the electrons within the glass itself, thus becoming a part of the glass. Covalent Bonds are approximately 10 times stronger than hydrogen-bridge bonds, which are commonly present in most other water repellent coatings.
Maintenance Fact Sheet
Diamon Fusion® is an award-winning innovative technology that protects any silica- based surface such as glass, ceramic tile, porcelain and granite. Diamon Fusion® was developed to substantially reduce the time and effort needed to maintain such surfaces.
Diamon Fusion® is similar to the development of Teflon®* for cooking pans. While you can cook food in uncoated pans, it is so much easier to clean if you cook with Teflon®* coated pans. If you burn certain foods in pans without non-stick coatings, it often means that you must throw the pan away. Those same foods when cooked in a coated pan, clean up rather easily. The same is true with Diamon Fusion® on glass or other silica-based surfaces. While you still must maintain your Diamon Fusion® coated surface, the time and effort required are significantly reduced. The warmer and dirtier the water, the greater the surface tension and spotting, thus shower doors require more maintenance than other applications.
What's special about treated surfaces is that those spots, if removed every few days, will not stick and can be easily removed with a damp washcloth. (You wouldn't put away your Teflon®* coated pan right after you cooked in it unless you gave it a quick rinse and dry. We suggest, every few days you use a body Loofah glove or a regular body scrubber (sponge). If you do notice a slight build up of grime, simply apply a little soap to the glove or body scrubber and gently wipe over the area, then rinse off with cold water. Simple as that! And all of this can be done while you are having your shower, saving you even more time.
Diamon Fusion® eliminates the need of any HARSH, EXPENSIVE and TOXIC CHEMICAL SHOWER SPRAYS.
Of the thousands of Diamon Fusion® applications, only a handful of people have been dissatisfied with their treatments and in almost all of those cases, the customer was unhappy because they thought that there was no maintenance at all required on treated surfaces. While Diamon Fusion® does make treated surfaces water repellent, stain resistant, harder to scratch and harder to break (SEE TESTS ON COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION) and lasts for a long period of time, maintenance time is guaranteed to be reduced, depending on the application, by as much as 50% and up to 90%.