Recent Developments in Coatings – Research and Markets | Business Wire


Developments in Coatings” report has been added to Research

and Markets’ offering.

This issue of the Advanced Coatings and Surface Technology TOE profiles

research studies related to the development of water repellant and

anti-fouling coatings.

The issue also profiles innovations focused on water borne coatings that

are commercialized for use in extreme temperature and operating

conditions and also a composite coating intended for metal substrates.

Radiant Barrier Window Shades – Halcyon

Halcyon Shades are made of a thick (3 mil to 4.5 mil) metalized film that was originally designed for the space program. The metal layer reflects up to 81% of the heat-causing bandwidths of light. Halcyon Shades can reduce the energy passing through any window system by over 90% while preserving the view. Halcyon Shades work in the same way that highly reflective radiant barriers for attics and roofing substrates do. Rather than slow down the conduction of heat like insulation does, radiant barriers actually "bounce" the heat back in the direction that it came from. This means that in the summer solar heat is reflected outside of the building while in the winter furnace heat is retained in the building. When sunlight is moving at the speed of light does not give off heat. It is only when sunlight strikes an object and is forced to slow down as it is being absorbed that heat occurs. By reflecting sunlight or infrared furnace heat before it can be absorbed, radiant barriers provide far greater energy control compared to insulation devices that merely slow down, but do not stop, heat conduction. Radiant barrier technology was first made famous by the Thermos®.

Without any insulation at all, a Thermos® can keep hot soup hot and cold drinks cold all day. Like a Thermos®, Halcyon Shades keep building cool in summer by rejecting solar heat gain and warm in winter by containing building heat. Ultraviolet (UV) light can cause substantial damage to building interiors by causing fading and material disintegration; Halcyon Shades block 99% of the harmful UV rays and reduce glare by 97% as well. This makes Halcyon Shades a nearly perfect solar control device. Halcyon Shades are available in an opaque white film that still provide excellent radiant barrier...

The Advanced Coating &. Surface Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine

(TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes,

applications and strategic insights on various coatings across


This encompasses protective and functional coatings such as

antimicrobial coatings, food coatings, energy-saving coatings, smart

glazing, hydrophilic, hydrophobic and super hydrophobic coatings,

corrosion protection coatings, barrier coatings and paints.

The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research &.

innovation trends and developments across speciality chemicals, plastics,

polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films,

surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives,

fibres and several other related technologies and its impact and

application across industries.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Recent Innovations in Coatings

  • Water-repellent Coating with Long-term Mechanical Durability

  • Eco-friendly Antifouling Coatings for Marine Applications

  • Water-based, Anti-abrasive Coating with Wide Operating Temperature


  • Composite Coating Technology that Increases the Service Life of Metal


  • Waterborne Coating with Exceptional Optical Clarity

2. Industry Contacts

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