- The paint reflects 98.1% solar radiation while emitting infrared heat.
- How soon at a major retailer shelves?
- The paint is intended for use on roofs, including roof shingles and metal roofs.
The lead-white paint, which has been developed so far, says the ultra-reflective paint is on sale to the general public, who may one day paint their roof to cool their house.
News of the paint certified by the Guinness Book of World Records has caused a stir around the world. According to the researchers who created it, it is intended to one day reduce or eliminate the need for air conditioning.
In fact, the paint reflects 98.1% solar radiation and emits infrared heat.
Since the paint emits less heat from the sun, a surface coated with this paint cools down to ambient temperatures without consuming energy.
The researchers hope that the paint will be available for purchase from a major retailer in the future.
“The paint is not yet on the market,” Shiulin Ruan, the project’s lead researcher, told USA Today on Thursday. “We are currently partnering with a large corporation to commercialize the paint and hopefully it will hit the market in a few years.”
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And once it hits the market, will homeowners be able to paint roof shingles or metal roofs with paint?
“Yes, the paint is intended for use on roofs, including roof shingles and metal roofs,” Rouen said. “It can be used in other infrastructure where commercial color is used.”
He added that the paint should be a boon in both cold weather as well as warm weather.
“From an energy saving standpoint, it would be more suitable in warmer climates because the need for cooling is greater.
“For example, in the Arctic and Antarctic regions (on their roofs) it should be used to cool regions and prevent glaciers from melting,” Rouen said.
What’s new about these paints is that they are warmer than ordinary commercial white coolers: paints designed to reject heat on the market only reflect% 0% to 0% sunlight and do not cool the surface compared to their surroundings.
According to Purdue University, two properties make this paint ultra-white: a very high concentration of a chemical compound called barium sulfate-also used in photo paper and cosmetics এবং and the particle size of barium sulfate in the paint, scientists at Purdue say.
This white paint of Purdur is the result of research attempts to go back to the 1970s to create radioactive cooling paints as a possible alternative to building air conditioners.