External influences and mechanical loads may have a negative effect on sensitive surfaces of substrates and destroy the surface structure. Scratches and cracks are detrimental to the aesthetics and functionality of a product and lower its value.
The anti-scratch coating counteracts these problems and produces a surface with a higher scratch-resistance than the substrate itself. The nanoparticles are bound into a network and form a permanent glass-like protective layer. This provides effective protection for plastics and soft metals.