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Paint Alleviates Heat for Dog Paws

Friday, August 23, 2019

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Though many dog owners love to take their pets out to enjoy the summer sun, sidewalks can prove to be too hot for paws. One answer is a heat-reflective paint produced by coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh).

According to Pittsburgh’s NPR station 90.5-FM WESA, when it’s 90 F or warmer outside, sidewalks are likely too hot for puppy paws to be in contact with for more than a few minutes.

Protecting Puppy Paws

PPG’s coating, which was initially intended for the exteriors of planes and buildings, comes with a specific topcoat that can be made in any color, which is placed over white paint. This results in light passing through the topcoat and being reflected by the white paint.

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Though many dog owners love to take their pets out to enjoy the summer sun, sidewalks can prove to be too hot for paws. One answer is a heat-reflective paint produced by coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh).

PPG senior technical manager Kristi Kauffman demonstrated for WESA, using a heat lamp and two similar black panels—one treated with the special topcoat—that the one with the topcoat warmed more slowly, while the other heated up more quickly. By the end of the test, there was a 50-degree difference between the two. Though Kaufman noted that this was an extreme example, it provided a snapshot of what could happen if the coating was used on sidewalks.

Currently, the paint isn’t sold in retail stores, but PPG has expressed its receptivity to making the product available to those who would want to cool down sidewalks.

Though the specific coating is unnamed, PPG also produces another, similar, coating known as Durastar Ultra-Cool coil coatings, which are composed of an advanced silicone-modified polyester coatings formulation with infrared-reflective pigments. The Ultra-Cool IR-reflective pigments deflect solar heat, and provide chalk and fade resistance, and is used to protect buildings.

   

Tagged categories: Coating Materials; Coating Materials; NA; North America; PPG; Reflective coatings

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