The Energy Efficiency Paint With Built-in Nanotechnology
Graphene, the super strong, super thin, highly conductive nano-material, has been a groundbreaking substance for semiconductor, electronics, battery, and composites industries. It’s unique properties are now being applied to other applications, giving everyday consumers a chance to see how nanotechnology can improve a range of products. Graphene house paint is the latest example of that and it’s showing how it can greatly improve the energy efficiency of homes and other buildings.
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The Most Eco-friendly Paint In The World
Soon to be distributed in the UK by The Graphene Company, Graphenstone is a lime-based interior and exterior wall paint that contains graphene. It’s being called the most environmentally friendly paint in the world. It’s 98 percent lime content is capable of absorbing carbon dioxide, which contributes to passive air purification indoors. It’s also notably thin and requires less paint to achieve good coverage and durability compared to acrylic and other types of house paint.
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Built-In Thermal Insulation
The most notable advantage of Graphenstone is its ability to thermally insulate the area in which it’s used. As a result of graphene’s hexagonal lattice carbon structure coat, it provides superconductivity. A coat of paint means that less heating and air conditioning would be required to maintain comfortable air temperatures, and that can add up to notable reduction in energy bills. The paint has already been used in hospitals, hotels, and schools, and is now hitting store shelves for DIY use in the UK.
A Game-changer For The DIY Market?
As consumers and homeowners have become more sustainably minded in their product choices and home improvements, could graphene-based paint become a game-changer for the paint and home DIY industry? If it’s a product success for consumers in Europe, will we soon see it available in the U.S.?
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