contact angle

• Monday, June 25th, 2018

Post-less balconies

Our balcony system balustrades ae unique in the fact that this is the only system around that can enable postless balconies without using structural glass. Utilising the strength of the handrail the systems can span as much as 4.0m without posts. In theory you can have an endless run of balcony without posts if you do not surpass the maximum lenths the handrail can span and fix them to the walls.

Balcony Wall Fixings


• Thursday, February 09th, 2017

How are the corners joined?

We get asked a lot, how are the handrail corners joined together?

An internal corner bracket is screwed to the handrail with screwed plate and pan to covered plate. The handrail corners are fixed together mechanically by way of an internal corner bracket premade to the correct angle.  Each side of the handrail is screwed into the plate through the prefabricated holes on the handrail ends. On the Balcony 2 system it is then hidden by a cover plate.


• Wednesday, June 02nd, 2010

Is it important whether or not a coating is classified as “nano” and does it affect the quality itself?

Nanoscale technologies are the development and use of devices that have a size of only a few nanometers. The prefix nano means ten to the minus ninth power (10 ‾‾ ⁹), or one billionth of a meter, a simple metric measurement.

However, what’s relevant is not the thickness of the coating itself (1-100 nanometers or some other “micro” measurement) but rather:

Nanotechnology and self cleaning glass »

• Sunday, May 30th, 2010

What one should know about the difference between the pyrolytic “self-cleaning” glass and any other easy-to-clean or hydrophobic glass:

The pyrolytic Self-cleaning glass consists of a hydrophilic coating with photocatalytic properties fused into the glass at high temperatures during the manufacturing process.

The limitations of pyrolytic Self-cleaning glass »

• Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Does the contact angle define quality and durability of the coating for self cleaning glass?

This is probably the single most relevant question one can ask about any hydrophobic easy-to-clean coating and perhaps the MOST HIDDEN fact by most coating suppliers as it truly uncovers the truth behind the quality of the product. Yet, most coating suppliers will typically evade this critical issue with all sorts of misleading statements and false claims:

The difference between mediocre, good and excellent hydrophobic coatings »

• Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

How to measure the water-repellency or “hydrophobicity”

The measurement that defines how water-repellent a surface is after being treated with a hydrophobic coating is called “contact angle”, also called ‘wetting angle’, which is the angle formed by the material’s surface and the tangent of the interface between the fluid (i.e.: water) and the environment at the point of contact (the glass surface for example).

Visit this Wikipedia webpage or further “contact angle” information