The difference in the ability of commercial paints versus the lightweight paint in reflecting solar radiation is shown. Lightweight paint emits more infrared heat than it absorbs reducing the surface below ambient temperature making it attractive for assisting with the thermal management of mobile devices such as electric vehicles. Figure courtesy of Purdue University.
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By Dr. Neil Canter, Contributing Editor | TLT Tech Beat February 2023. Original article published in TLT Magazine. This paint exhibits comparable solar reflectance but produces a much thinner coating leading to a reduction in […]