Black pigment from LANXESS extends the service life of plastic components Up to 20 percent better reflectivity
| Subj: Press-releses
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has developed a black pigment that reflects 20 percent more of the sun’s near-infrared radiation (NIR) than conventional products. Plastic roofs and façade elements that are colored with Bayferrox 303 T heat up much less due to solar radiation, meaning that the building’s inside temperature can be reduced. “The temperature in a polymer matrix colored with Bayferrox 303 T is as much as 8°C lower than when a conventional black pigment is used,” said Stefano Bartolucci, global market segment manager for Plastics at the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit at LANXESS. This improves the indoor climate and reduces energy consumption for air conditioning.
IR reflection lengthens service life of black plastics
“In addition to outdoor applications, Bayferrox 303 T’s characteristics make it suitable for use in the automotive industry, e.g. to color the dashboard, which is exposed to high and sustained solar radiation. Our pigment makes an effective contribution to reducing heat development in the passenger compartment,” said Bartolucci.