Like many other industries the car care market is always looking for that next breakthrough product that will provide a “better shine”, “more effective scratch removal” or “the best beading you have ever seen”. The adoption of “Nano Technology” appears to be one of those bandwagons that many manufacturers are now jumping on-board.
But what is Nanotech as it is more commonly called, how does it work and what, if any, are the benefits to you?
The wikipedia definition of Nanotech is: “the study of the controlling of matter on an atomic and molecular scale.” In other words developing materials whose basic structure is made of particles measuring between 1 and 100 billionth of a meter in at least one dimension.
To give you an idea of how small that is, it would take eight hundred one hundred nanometer particles side by side to match the width of a human hair!
How does it work?
How it works will depend on the type of product, i.e whether a car wax or a scratch remover. The general principle for car wax, sealants and polishes is