Heat reflective materials
Stay cool without fighting for more light
Letting in the right amount of sunlight is a bit of balancing act.?In public areas, houses, and?open?working environments, plenty of?light?is known to be good for the spirits.?Then there are?greenhouses,?where?plants require?moderate temperatures for strong?and steady?growth?but also need?plenty?of?natural light?– ideally,?diffused visible sunlight.?But well-being?soon starts to suffer?when?the temperature gets too hot. As?much as?humans and plants?love and need sunlight?to?flourish,?there’s nothing worse than?oppressive?heat. This?is?especially?true?in enclosed?areas.
The conventional method for reducing indoor temperatures under sunlight is to use?shading systems?or special lacquers. These do a good job?of?turning down the?heat,?but often also?completely?cut out visible sunlight.
The most effective?way to deliver thermal control and achieve the right lighting conditions is?therefore?to use glass panels with a coating that reflects infrared?(IR)?light. And the best way to formulate these IR-reflecting coatings is?to?add our Iriotec? 9000?pigments.
Read on to explore how our heat reflecting pigments can help you to beat the heat.
Our coolest solution for heat control
The?translucent,?IR-reflecting pigments?in?our?Iriotec? 9000?range not only help?reflect the heat?but?have?also?been?optimized?to let in the right amount of?natural?light. As well as allowing you?to beat the heat, they are also resilient?under?all kinds of?weather?conditions. This makes them ideal?for a?variety?of high-performance exterior applications, even?when exposed to?high humidity and strong ultraviolet light.??Iriotec? 9000 pigments reflect?the?invisible heat radiation caused by?sunlight?but allow?the majority of?visible light to pass through.?They can?be used?in?a wide range of applications:?
- Skylight windows?
- Glass-covered walkways?
- Indoor arenas?
These pigments offer?properties?similar?to?sun-protection?filters?used in other areas. They can be added to?all?kinds of?transparent substrates?and?be?used?in:?
- Color?films, foils,?and sheets?
- Co-extrusion applications?
- Coatings?and paints?
- Printing applications?