Colorant Technology for Infrared (IR) Reflective Paint and Coatings

A surface stays cool by having high solar reflectance and thermal emittance. High solar reflectance, in turn, lowers solar heat gain while high thermal emittance enhances thermal radiative cooling.

The more solar energy an object absorbs, the greater the heat build-up. Conversely, the higher the solar reflectance, the cooler an object will stay.

Chromaflo Technologies’ colorants for IR reflective paint and coatings work to maximize total solar reflectance. This provides for superior solar reflectance for IR reflective paint and coatings formulations. Our proven technology stems from a perfect blend of proper pigment selection, optimized milling and tight manufacturing cleanliness practices. This keeps exteriors cool and coatings long lasting.

Some additional advantages of keeping exteriors cool include:

  • Reduced energy costs in homes and commercial buildings
  • Improved durability in industrial applications
  • Protection of skin from hot surfaces
  • Easier cooling of vehicles on warm days

Exterior applications which can benefit from incorporating this technology include:

  • Roof coatings
  • Exterior building coatings
  • Playground equipment
  • Aircraft dashboards
  • Outdoor track and fields
  • Commercial window treatments
  • Automotive interiors and exteriors.

Chromaflo Technologies’ colorants for IR reflective paint and coatings protect substrates against excessive temperatures and UV radiation by reflecting the IR wavelengths and limiting ultraviolet radiation.

Saving money on cooling costs by keeping surfaces cooler is a benefit to consumers, but using IR reflective paint technology also helps to protect our environment by using less energy.  This makes homes and businesses more energy-efficient and contributes to a greener, healthier atmosphere for all to enjoy.