A Canadian coatings maker is touting the development of a “next generation” clear glass coating that blocks virtually all UV rays and a significant amount of infrared.
Hy-Power Nano Inc., a subsidiary of Hy-Power Coatings Limited, bills its new Clear Liquid Solar Blocker glass architectural coating as a “key milestone” in its mission to develop a series of nanotechnology-enabled products.
Photos: Hy-Power Nano Inc.
|The waterborne coating can be applied onsite to any glass surface or geometry, the company says.|
The waterborne nanocoating has no “significant impact” on the visible properties of the coated glass, yet blocks 99.99 percent of ultraviolet rays and up to 40 percent of infrared rays, the company says.
“While we all love sunlight, ultraviolet rays can be damaging, and infrared rays are a source of energy costs,” says Joseph Grzyb, company president and CEO.
Application and Features
Grzyb said the product, two and a half years in development, has many potential commercial architectural applications.
“For example, for retailers, that means products in windows won't fade from sunlight while allowing customers a completely unobstructed view of the goods in the window,” he said. “Skylights coated with our product allow people to enjoy the comfort and natural light without any negative impacts.”
|Hy-Power’s coating is shown under an electron microscope.|
The product can be factory- or field-applied on a variety of glass surfaces and geometries, including skylights, according to the manufacturer.
The coating allows for 85 percent light transmission, maintains excellent adhesion properties, and is LEED compliant, the company adds.
Based in Brampton, ON, Hy-Power Nano develops “next generation” nanocoating products that deliver solar-blocking and thermal-insulation benefits.
The company is currently seeking other commercial partners.
Hy-Power Coatings Ltd. is a 46-year-old industrial coatings manufacturer.
More information: www.hy-powernano.com.