Utilizing monomer and nano technology to achieve Color Change.
Due to our concern about the future of the environment and familiar with studies performed by USGBC, LEED and EPA on the effects of Heat Islands on the global environment, IMS has developed a product as an attempt to manipulate Heat Islands to preserve the environment, extend the life of products and conserve energy. TMC can be used on any surfaces which are in contact with the suns rays such as roofs, siding, decks, driveways, runways, parking lots, roads and transportation vehicles.
We have developed a coating material which changes color depending upon temperature. In the warmer weather the product turns a light pigment and becomes more reflecting decreasing the heat island effect and in the cooler weather it turns a darker pigment absorbing the heat from the sun. This product takes advantage of both the negative and positive aspects of Heat Islands. The lighter pigment colors coating, in the Warm weather is highly reflective and offers advantages such as the reduction of cooling loads; increased occupancy comfort levels, reduced air pollution (smog), reduces ground water evaporation, greenhouse gas emission, heat related illness and mortality. The darker pigment coating in the cooler temperatures offer advantages such as increased ambient temperatures in high density areas, ice or snow melting. Water evaporation, and reduce heat energy needs in buildings. This product takes advantage of the positive effects of a lower and higher Solar Reflectance Index (SRI). The product can either be applied by spray or rolled on to an existing surface or can be mixed into a product such as paint, EPDM and other roofing, EFI or Vinyl building siding, concrete, asphalt, or polymer material. Traditional thermomorphic coatings can be enhanced utilizing the new nano technologies. Exciting the monomer level to achieve a broader spectrum of iconochromisim is the basis of this application. .Existing products are utilizing thermomorphic coated materials.
Picture 1.0 Light pigment roof color in the warmer weather reduces the Heat Island effect and lowers operating cost due to the reflectance quality.
Picture 2.0 Dark pigment roof color in the cooler weather takes advantage of the positive qualities of Heat Island effect and thermal gain for energy savings in buildings.
Picture 3.0 indicates how reducing the Heat Island Effect (Right lower side of the river) can be viewed by aerial thermal scanning a densely populated area. The right center shows the hottest Heat Island Areas.
USE: The Product is either mixed into materials such as Ethylene-Propylene Diene Monomer EPDM, asphalt or other roofing and decking materials, EFI, vinyl or other siding materials or Asphalt, concrete or other road materials. The product can also be sprayed or rolled onto existing surfaces.
With the emphasis on global warming, rising oil prices and the dependency on ties to the Middle East this product can help aid in the reduction of the US carbon foot print, energy consumption and global warming by unique manipulation of the thermal properties of Heat Island materials. This product has increased value in climates which have greater temperature variations.
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