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New Window Coating Blocks Heat, Allows Light

A new coating from the University of Notre Dame can reportedly block heat-generating ultraviolet and infrared light while allowing visible light, regardless of the sun’s angle.


‘First Real-World’ Cool Paint Study Completed

In what is described as a first of its kind real-world study, researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have reportedly found that the use of cool paint coatings in cities ...


Insulating Coating Offers ‘Record’ Heat Shielding

A new surface coating from researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay reportedly reduces the temperature under the material by up to 21 degrees Celsius (37.8 degrees Fahrenheit...


Team Produces Nano Heat-Reflective Paint

Scientists from the Institute of Tropical Technology, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, have successfully developed a nano heat-reflective paint product.


New Paint Provides Passive Cooling Potential

Researchers from independent nonprofit research institute SRI International have recently developed a new self-cooling, water-based paint to provide an energy-efficient solution to extreme h...


Shrimp, Crab Shells Used for Cooling Coating

A team in China has developed an eco-friendly radiative cooling film and coating technique using waste from shrimp and crab shells.


Scientists Create ‘Cooling Glass’ Coating Tech

A new “cooling glass” technology from the University of Maryland aims to combat rising global temperatures by turning down indoor heat without electricity.


Radiative Paint Engineered to Cool Structures

A new radiative cooling paint has reportedly been developed in India to both reduce electricity consumption and offer relief on hot days in buildings.


Stanford Scientists Invent New Insulative Paint

A new kind of paint from Stanford University can reportedly keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, reducing energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions.


Power Line Coatings Receive Funding

Photonic science company AssetCool has reportedly received funding to accelerate the rollout of its new photonic coatings, meant to cool down overhead powerlines.


Potato Chip Bags Turned into Cooling Films

Researchers from Bayreuth University have recently developed an upcycling process that transforms aluminum-plastic composite films into energy-saving films using polymer coatings.


Butterfly-Inspired Films Passively Cool Structures

According to reports, researchers have developed new films that don’t absorb light to potentially reduce the energy needed for cooling in buildings or vehicles, while still maintaining vivid...


Cities Painting Streets to Cool Down

As this summer’s heat affects wide swaths of the country, cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles have continued their efforts to coat their roads with a reflective grey paint to fight the inten...


139B Gallons of White Paint Could Help Climate

According to a professor at the University of California, Davis, if the world’s whitest paint covered 1 to 2% of the Earth’s surface, global temperatures would stop rising due to the amount ...


CA Reflective Coating Project Gives Update

The first phase of an initiative to mitigate urban heat in Los Angeles using solar reflective coatings, including application on over 700,000 square feet of asphalt roads and public areas, h...


Father, Son Team Develops ‘World’s Coolest Paint’

Inspired by the “chaos of COVID-19,” a father and son duo from the


Colorful Plant-Based Films Cool Buildings

Scientists from Cambridge University have recently unveiled a new plant-based coating that gets cooler when exposed to sunlight.


New Product Announcement: Cool Roof Coating

Material science startup NanoTech Inc. (Houston) recently released its flagship product, a cooling coating designed for commercial roof application.


‘World’s Whitest Paint' Gets New Formulation

Researchers at Purdue University have recently developed a new thinner, lighter formulation for its “whitest white” paint, making it ideal for cooling vehicles or aircraft.


New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Concrete Stain

PPG’s Glidden paint brand recently launched a new floor paint and concrete stain product line featuring Cool Surface Technology.


Los Angeles Project Deploying Cool Coating Tech

A cool coating initiative in a Los Angeles community recently reached a project milestone, with the completion of 1 million square feet of roads and other pavement painted with the solar-ref...


Crop Spraying Drone Used to Paint Roof

A farmer from Norfolk, England, recently used a crop spraying drone to whitewash the glass roofs of greenhouses, paving the way for a potentially safer method of paint application.


Los Angeles Applies New Cool Pavement Coating

Last week, street crews and city officials applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in Los Angeles as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat related illness and dea...


White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

One year after engineers from Purdue University created a new ultra-white paint, reports are now considering how the coating could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air cond...


Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

Beer brand Coors Light has recently created 12 new, energy-efficient rooftop billboards, dubbed “Chillboards,” that utilize reflective white acrylic roof coating systems.


Startup Tests Cool Roof Coating

Israeli startup SolCold has recently begun testing a new type of coating designed to help keep buildings—among other structures and industries—cool in the presence of sunlight.


AZ Shares Cool Pavement Research Results

During a virtual presentation and panel discussion last week, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability shared the results for the first year of its C...


 
 
   

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