Hydrophobic vs. Hydrophilic For fundamentally different coatings that outperform anything on the market while maintaining their performance over time, HexArmor’s chemically engineered anti-fog technology absorbs moisture droplets as they hit the lens, eliminating fog. This moisture absorbing process is known as hydrophilic and is found in all HexArmor’s anti-fog coatings. Taking this process one step further, HexArmor ® uses specialized dual- action hydrophilic coatings for extreme applications that cause moisture to spread on the lens and then absorb, eliminating fog permanently. Traditional coatings in the safety eyewear market use hydrophobic technology. This technology causes moisture to spread as it hits the lens, eliminating fog. Although effective for a short period, hydrophobic anti-fog coatings are detergent based and wash off over time. This type of short- term fog protection leads to compliance issues and eyewear being treated as disposable. Cleanability: HexArmor ® vs. Competitors HexArmor’s permanent anti-fog coatings outperform even the highest- performing competitors and ensure that the anti-fog properties of the lenses stay true to their nature, surpassing the ANSI anti-fog standard for the lifetime of the eyewear. Coatings
Hydrophilic vs. Hydrophobic
With hydrophilic coatings, moisture is absorbed into the coating, eliminating fog.
With hydrophobic coatings, moisture spreads across the lens, eliminating fog.
HexArmor ® TruShield ®
HexArmor ® TruShield ® 2F
3M™ ScotchGuard™ Anti-Fog
Bollé Platinum ®
20 Seconds to Fog
Number of Washes*
*One wash is equal to cleaning by thumb with rotary movement and medium pressure under running warm water for five seconds.