pH2Obic Advanced Hydrophobic Surfaces

Surfatek develops hydrophobic surfaces for highly challenging applications, including ceramic and composite surfaces for marine, scientific and extreme environments where performance and durability are the critical measures and PFOA-free polymer surfaces where performance needs to be delivered within specific cost constraints.

pH2Obic Advanced Hydrophobic Surfaces

Consumer Electronics, Wovens, Non-Wovens

Submerged Electronics Testing

Multiple polymers with performance ranging from 16 to 51 hours.


Environmental Testing (Typical device manufacturer protocols)

No degradation in device performance due to polymer.  No impact on microphones, speakers, antennas or other components.


Radio Frequency Testing

No performance degradation due to polymer coating.


IPX 7 Testing

Minimum 16+ hours submerged 3ft.  Exceeds standard.


Coating Thinness

Coating typically 75% thinner than others with far higher level of consistency.



All PH2Obic polymer coatings are PFOA-free.

Process And The Material

It's Not Just the Material That Matters....It's the Design, Precision and Control of the Process that Makes the Difference.

  • Any respectable chemist can whip up a Hydrophobic Polymer and claim it waterproofs products (and many have).

  • But that same chemist falls flat when it comes to designing and developing the High-energy Plasma Physics based processes to apply that hydrophobic polymer to deliver underwater electronics performance measured in Hours and Days, not just Minutes.


Surfatek marries chemistry with Physics and Advanced Process

Engineering to provide Hydrophobic Solutions that actually work for each customer's application.

Does The Polymer Matter?

The Difference Is Night And Day

  • That's why Surfatek has developed various high-performance hydrophobic polymers that can be tailored to a variety of needs.

  • That's why Surfatek develops custom polymers when existing ones don't meet a customer's need.

Does The Process Matter?


  • Without the right process and precise control, even the best hydrophobic polymer will not work properly.

  • That's the downfall of just about every hydrophobic polymer being sold by others today.

  • Often the polymers can be effective, but without the right application process their performance falls short.

Ceramic and Composite Hydrophobic Surfaces

Marine, Scientific, Military And Extreme Environments

Custom Ceramic and Organo-Metallic Composite Hydrophobic Surfaces


Polymers cannot stand up to Demanding or Extreme Environments.

  • Exterior Applications

  • High Temperature Operation

  • Radiation Exposure

  • High-level UV Exposure


Polymers cannot defend against repeated water exposure over years.


Polymers cannot even approach the extraordinary adhesion of Ceramic Surfaces.


Even the thinnest polymer coatings are thick when compared to ceramics

  • No match for ceramics measured in angstroms to nanometers


Polymer coatings perform poorly in high-quality optical applications.


Hydrophobic ceramic surfaces allow protection of display modules.

  • Provide Excellent Optical Clarity

  • Impart High Levels of Abrasion Resistance

  • High Adhesion Prevents Surface/Coating Delamination