DropWise Technologies Corp. and Henkel Corp. will jointly commercialize an advanced coating technology.  Applications for the technology include industrial heat exchangers such as steam condensers in power plants.

The patented application process, which is based on an initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) technique, allows coatings to be applied for OEM and retrofit applications that have previously not been addressable by traditional liquid-based approaches.

Henkel, Cambridge, Mass., manufactures metal surface treatments, adhesives and sealants.