Corrosion Defeated.

Next-gen anti-corrosion and easy-clean coating

Gentoo is the next generation of corrosion-resistant, easy-clean coatings that’s easy to apply and stands up to even the harshest of environments. With its combination of high performing abrasion resistance and very low sliding angle, Gentoo excels where other coatings have fallen short. Gentoo is a transparent coating that not only repels water but most oils and solvents, as well.

What is Corrosion?

Corrosion is the deterioration of a material, especially a metal, through chemical reactions. The most common form of corrosion is rust, which occurs when iron combines with oxygen and water.

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two or more dissimilar materials are brought into contact under water. When this happens, one of the metals becomes the anode and corrodes faster than it would by itself, while the other becomes the cathode and corrodes slower than it would alone—even if both metals would not corrode by themselves.

Gentoo counteracts the effects of corrosion, galvanic or otherwise.

Gentoo Prevents Corrosion. Here’s Proof.

Gentoo is a sol-gel technology, which revolutionizes corrosion control and protection. During and shortly after its development, UltraTech International and its partners conducted in-depth testing to certify Gentoo’s key attributes both in the lab and in the field, including with the United States Air Force (USAF).

While we continue to challenge the capabilities of Gentoo, here are links to the summarized and detailed test data noted above.

Gentoo Has Many Uses.

With its anti-corrosion, easy-clean, and transparent characteristics, Gentoo is the perfect coating for many applications.

Anti-Corrosion

Easy-Clean

Low Ice Adhesion

Award-Winning Technology

Gentoo was submitted as the solution to the ongoing challenge of rust and corrosion in water infrastructure for the Rust Busters Challenge promoted by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has advanced to the final stages of the challenge.

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Quick Facts

Named After a Penguin

Named After a Penguin

Gentoo was named after the Antarctic gentoo penguin that repels water and oil.

Developed for the Military

Developed for the Military

Originally developed as a coating to shed water and mud on the canopies of F-16 fighter jets, and anti-corrosion for landing gear and stainless steel cables for the Navy.

Developed Under SBIR

Developed Under SBIR

Gentoo was developed under an Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract over six years, and development work continues.

Hybrid Composition

Hybrid Composition

Gentoo is an organic-inorganic hybrid material with a unique combination of fluid repellency and exceptional toughness for abrasion resistance and environmental stability.

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