WIT Press


Increasing The Sustainability Of Coatings For Precoated Metal

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC140191

Volume

142

Pages

13

Page Range

205 - 217

Published

2014

Size

1,002 kb

Author(s)

C. Lowe, J. T. Maxted

Abstract

Sustainable coatings for pre-coated metal can come in many guises, for instance the raw materials themselves can be derived from sustainable sources such as biomass. In addition they can be smart, which means having some degree of functionality; for instance, they can help improve the thermal comfort within a building by reflecting or absorbing solar radiation depending upon global location and whether the interior needs to remain cool or achieve a particular level of warmth. Furthermore, the aesthetics of a building can be improved by resisting dirt. All of these smart effects combined with more sustainable sourcing can be used to obtain BREEAM or LEED points.

Keywords

bio-sourced coatings, solar reflection, solar absorption, dirt pick up resistance