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Heat-Reflective Coatings

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Paint coatings are  now available that may significantly improve a buildings' insulation properties, thereby leading to reduced energy costs and wastage. These products should be considered by specifiers for their ability to lower greenhouse emissions.

These paint products are most effective when using light colours, as light colours can reflect up to 80% of solar radiation.

Dark colours traditionally absorb solar radiation more than light colours. However, sunlight is made up of 51% infra-red light. By replacing conventional black pigments with special cool colour technology black pigments which reflect infra-red radiation, it is possible to reduce heat absorption by the substrate, without altering the colour. This results in the coating become a heat-reflective coating, even in dark colours.

This technology helps mitigate the urban heat island effect. Astec Paints is an Australian  manufacturer of cool coatings technology, GECA certified, Energy Star tested, and recognised by BASIX in NSW. Astec Energy Star comes with a 15 year guarantee.






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