NanoTouch Receives AloStar's Rising Star Award

ATLANTA—AloStar Bank of Commerce has awarded Forest, Va.-based NanoTouch Materials with its Rising Star Award. NanoTouch was selected for the Rising Star Award based on a referral from its banker, Select Bank in Forest, Va. Select Bank is a community bank that provides financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals and individuals.

"NanoTouch Materials is a classic example of how two smart entrepreneurs have created a product that is a game changer for key industries," said Mike Thomas, CEO of Select Bank. "They offer a unique and innovative product line that has done well on the local level, but needed the capital to help them transition onto a national platform. Every bit of support will help them with this goal."

Other super-hydrophilic surfaces like NanoTouch

While the NanoSeptic surface has self-cleaning properties, being super hydrophilic makes it an even more effective self cleaning surface. This type of nanotechnology is being developed for a variety of applications. In this TED Talk, Mark Shaw demos Ultra-Ever Dry, a liquid-repellent coating that acts as an astonishingly powerful shield against water and water-based materials. At the nano level, the spray covers a surface with an umbrella of air so that water bounces right off.