How our classic biomimetic technology, Lotusan®, works

We introduced our Lotusan® facade paint as our first-ever biomimetic product back in 1999. It is now referred to worldwide as a perfect example of a principle from the natural world being applied to technology. With its clever architecture made up of filler material, its microtexture mimics the surface of a lotus leaf. And so it offers an effective solution when it comes to one of the most important jobs of facades: water management. Dew, rain, and fog don’t have a chance to stick to the surface and instead they simply run off. Algae and fungi are deprived of the nutrients they need to grow, leaving the facade looking pristine.