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Cool roof coatings are designed to reflect a significant part of the energy from the sun. Hollow ultra-low density thermoplastic microspheres can be used as filler in elastic waterproof/cool roof coatings to enhance important properties, such as reflecting solar radiation and reducing the cool roof coating temperature. Also, dirt pick-up resistance can be improved by adding surface modified silica nanoparticles to the formulations.
Beckers Group has introduced Beckqua®Color—a waterborne basecoat for bumpers, mirror caps, and door handles. Engineered with an exclusive resins combination and matching requirements on cost, solids, and leveling, Beckers’ coating offers a high solid content, enhanced appearance through a smoother film surface, and excellent hiding power. For more details, go to www.beckers-group.com.
A powder coating engineered to increase brightness indoors without adding extra light sources has been developed by AkzoNobel. Interpon Reflex is an ultra-reflective system that allows more light to be emitted from fewer lighting units because less is absorbed by the coating. The Interpon Reflex range has been formulated for all types of reflective. Information can be obtained at www.interpon.com.