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We functionalize a molecular structure to create enhanced surface properties for materials. This includes making product surfaces repellent to water, oil, stains, and fingerprints. We are unique because we tailor each solution at the molecular level so that it matches the substrate providing a high level of performance and extended durability.

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about us

We functionalize a molecular structure to create enhanced surface properties for materials. This includes making product surfaces repellent to water, oil, stains, and fingerprints. We are unique because we tailor each solution at the molecular level so that it matches the substrate providing a high level of performance and extended durability.

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mother nature was our technology incubator

Our story begins atop of a sand dune in the very dry African desert.

The Namib Desert Beetle lives in one of the most arid areas of the world where it only gets half of inch of rain each year. This beetle is able to survive in this environment through the unique surface properties on its shell.  Every day, the beetle climbs to the top of a sand dune and puts it’s back to the wind and is able to collect 12% of its body weight in water from the moisture in the air.

The Namib Desert Beetle was the inspiration for starting the company. The founders of NBD set out to do Biomimicry to transfer the beetle’s shell properties to ordinary product surfaces. Since our founding, we built on what we have learned from beetle to develop new and innovative properties.