20 June 2008

New paint makes aluminum components more energy efficient

Paint maker Valspar yesterday announced a new paint line that is intended to be applied to aluminum windows, shutters, awnings, and so forth. The paint reflects heat, making buildings cooler in hot weather. One of the innovations of this paint -- "Flurospar SR" -- is the wide array of colors available. Here's a link to a PDF about the product, from this page.

The paint itself is not a low VOC product, but according to Valspar's Mary Ann Johnson, it is only applied in manufacturing plants, where 90 percent of the VOCs are typically recovered, and dries before delivery, so it does not affect household air quality at all.

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