Thursday, September 11, 2014

Watch this video and learn how a quick boost of DFI Revitalizer can bring a protective coating back to its peak performance and like new condition.


For harsh environments, where the treated surface takes a beating, the continued exposure may deteriorate the Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) coatings effectiveness. If this happens, you may experience a decrease in water repellency. The coating is still working, it's just not as effective as when it was brand new and first applied. When this happens, a quick boost of DFI Revitalizer will bring the surface back to its peak performance and like new condition.

Visit www.DFIsolutions.com for more information on Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) protective surface coatings, restoration/cleaning, and maintenance products.

For more information about DFI, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com. Contact: Syndi Sim at ssim@diamonfusion.com.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

We've heard you and created this video showing the step-by-step instructions of our recommended basic maintenance for DFI coated shower doors and enclosures, and what to do if it wasn't followed.


Manufacturer Recommended Maintenance Instructions For Your Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) Coatings Protected Shower Enclosures or Shower Doors

Congratulations on your wise decision to treat your surface with Diamon-Fusion. While Diamon-Fusion dramatically reduces the cleaning requirements of your treated glass, you do have to perform some cleaning and maintenance to ensure on-going performance. Following the detailed maintenance instructions in the video and utilizing the described maintenance accessories will ensure many years of satisfaction.

Visit: www.DFIsolutions.com/warranty/residentia­l/maintenance-instructions/ for detailed written maintenance instructions for Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) coatings protected shower doors or shower enclosures.

For more information about DFI, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com. Contact: Syndi Sim at ssim@diamonfusion.com.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Diamon-Fusion International (DFI), Global Developer And Exclusive Licensor Of Patented Hydrophobic Nanotechnologies, Announced Today A New Program To Educate The Industry About The Significant Correlation Between Sliding Angle And Performance Of “Easy-To-Clean” Protective Coatings. Combining Sliding Angle With The Traditional Contact Angle Measurement Provides A Much More Reliable Picture Of How These Coatings Will Perform, According To Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President And General Manager Of DFI.

While both Contact Angle and Sliding Angle individually are informative measurements of the core benefits of “Easy-to-Clean” coatings, each alone is only half of the equation. When considered together they become much more powerful. A higher Contact Angle tells relatively how much less a surface will be stained, because the water that does stick will be repelled and will dry in smaller spots producing smaller stains. A lower Sliding Angle indicates how much less often you’ll need to clean, because the less water that sticks to the surface, the fewer stains will occur. Additionally, a lower Sliding Angle also indicates that any spots that do occur will be relatively easier to remove, because it is more difficult for things to stick. When evaluated together a complete measurement of how “easy to clean” the coating is revealed. Until now the glass industry as a whole has only considered half of the equation for hydrophobic protective coatings by evaluating only the Contact Angle, however Sliding Angle is just as, if not more, important in evaluating performance.

“Since the dawn of time, forward-thinking business managers around the world have known if you want to truly understand performance, you need to find an objective way to measure it,” shared Russell Slaybaugh, Vice President and General Manager of DFI. “The key to making proper comparisons is ensuring the measurements and testing methods are the same. It is often the case that as industries grow, it is necessary to introduce new measurements to properly evaluate and compare performance. We now know that historically the glass industry has only evaluated half of the equation. Now, by combining Contact Angle with Sliding Angle, the glass industry for the first time will see the whole equation and its significance when judging performance. By including Sliding Angle when describing the performance of their protective coating, manufacturers can now give potential customers a more accurate picture of the benefits their coatings provide.”

Did you know there are two important measurements for a low-maintenance hydrophobic protective coating? Watch the video tutorial below for a brief explanation of these two important measurements: Contact Angle and Sliding Angle. For a more detailed explanation on the Contact Angle and Sliding Angle, read the rest of this press release or our article on Evaluating The Performance Of Protective Coatings



Sliding Angle – The Other Half of the Equation

In its simplest explanation, Sliding Angle measures the “slickness” of a surface – whether coated or not. A drop of water – the size of which is determined by the standard test - is placed at one end of the sample of coated glass. Then the sample is tilted until the drop of water begins sliding. The tilt of the glass at that very instant is the Sliding Angle. The lower the Sliding Angle the slicker the surface. The slicker the surface, the less things like water and contaminants can stick. As it measures how easy or difficult it is for things to stick to the surface, Sliding Angle therefore can be that credible proxy to measure “Easy-to-Clean” that the industry needs. So the lower the Sliding Angle of a surface, the easier it is to clean.



Contact Angle – Why It’s Important

In the late 1990’s, in an emerging field of coatings that made glass harder to stain and easier to clean, a few competitors started using Contact Angle measured in degrees to compare the water repellency of these coatings. This was because one of the main characteristics of these coatings is that they are all water-repellent or hydrophobic. It was believed that the more water-repellent a surface is the more water will bead off and so the minerals and contaminants (such as body oils, soap, etc.) that water carries cannot be deposited on the glass. Unfortunately, we’ve learned that this is not always true, so Contact Angle is not enough.


By providing both Contact Angle and Sliding Angle for several different coatings, consumers receive the whole picture of how Easy-to-Clean each coating is, ensuring consumers have the right information in order to make an informed decision.

For more information on the contact and sliding angle results, along with the award-winning DFI restoration, protection and maintenance products available, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com or call + 1 949 388-8000, toll-free (888) 344-4334.

About Diamon-Fusion International (DFI)

Since 1997, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) has been making people's lives easier and more beautiful by developing, manufacturing and distributing protective coatings, application machinery and restoration products for architectural and transportation surfaces such as glass, granite, tile, porcelain and quartz. DFI's coatings significantly reduce maintenance costs, are impact, scratch and graffiti resistant, and can keep surfaces looking and performing like-new forever. DFI's product offering ranges from award-winning, patented, professional-quality products available through authorized applicators and distributors to easy-to-use highly-effective, do-it-yourself products for consumers. Headquartered in Southern California, DFI holds patents and patents-pending worldwide and has a global sales and distribution network spanning North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

For more information about DFI, please visit www.DFIsolutions.com. Contact: Syndi Sim at ssim@diamonfusion.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

Watch DFI's Newest Video and learn How Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) coatings protect your shower doors.


Surface protective coatings from Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) can provide the following benefits to your shower doors and shower enclosures:

  • Protection from hard water stains, soap scum, and mildew
  • Reduced cleaning time and frequency
  • A more hygienic home by reducing mold and bacteria
  • Stain and graffiti resistance
  • No harsh cleaners needed
  • Environmentally friendly
Learn more about the shower door or residential application of Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) glass protective coatings at www.dfisolutions.com/surfaces-we-improve­/residential/ or contact us at info@diamonfusion.com, + 1 888 344 4DFI (Toll-free in USA), or + 1 949 388 8000.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Come visit our Booth#2441 at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, NV September 9 - 11 to learn the latest innovative technology from Diamon-Fusion International in low-maintenance protective coatings with the most industrial flexibility.

Attend GlassBuild for FREE with our Customer Guest Pass Code: 14DFU

To secure tickets, register for GlassBuild and fill in your information using the code above during the registration process, and your registration fee is on us!
If you already apply a low-maintenance protective coating, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI):
  • Provides application methods that are ultra-efficient and cost-effective
  • Products are of better quality (market proven and independent lab verified)
  • Provides savings of upwards of 84% vs. other coatings
If you don't already apply a low-maintenance protective coating, Diamon-Fusion International (DFI):
  • Allows you to create a new revenue stream
  • Provides the most options in the market for coatings through various levels and application methods
  • Gives you more satisfied customers who clean less -- and who isn't happy with that?
Come learn more about the newest application method and range of protective coatings from Diamon-Fusion International (DFI). Find out why more and more leading manufactures choose surface protective coatings from Diamon-Fusion International (DFI). It's easy... just stop by Booth #2441 in GlassBuild America. We look forward to meeting you there!

Learn more about the low-maintenance protective coating for glass, granite, tile, porcelain, or other silica-based surfaces from Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) at www.DFIsolutions.com or contact us at info@diamonfusion.com, + 1 888 344 4DFI (Toll-free in USA), or + 1 949 388 8000.