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HIREC / Super Hydrophobic Water Repellent Coating Series

Super Hydrophobic Coatings for Antenna, Radome and Dish Applications

HIREC is a super hydrophobic water repellent coating material (similar to paint) developed by NTT to protect its critical telecommunications equipment from snow, ice, and rain interference. The coating creates a contact angle of 150 degrees between the surface and the water droplet, virtually eliminating the problems of rain fade and rain, snow, and ice attenuation. This technology has been developed into several products that can be used in a variety of ways, and we are working on creating more.

Please visit our Products page for more information.

GlobalTT and NTT-AT demonstrated HIREC at Meteorological Technology World Expo held on 9-11 OCTOBER 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
GlobalTT will demonstrate HIREC at 38th GITEX held on 14-18 OCTOBER 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
NTT-AT will demonstrate HIREC at Booth 714 at American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (AMS2019) held on 7-10 JANUARY 2019, Phoenix, U.S.A.

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  "Water flowing into a HIREC-coated sink model"(4.9MB)     "Dancing water drops on the HIREC coated tea strainer"(42.2MB)