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FORMULATION AND APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF NEAR INFRARED MANAGEMENT COLORANTS
Near infrared (NIR) reflective coatings produced with innovative pigment chemistries can minimize the heat build of substrates with aesthetically appealing colors. In order to successfully maximize the performance of NIR management colorants containing these pigments, one needs to be cognizant of that the coating is only one component of the entire thermodynamic system that leads to heat build. This discussion provides some insight into this topic and offers some basic guidelines for formulators and product managers to consider that can help to ensure the maximum performance potential in a given application is attained.
Kip A. Howard, Coatings Technical Service Manager – Americas
Chromaflo Technologies, Corp.
Kip Howard is the Coatings Technical Service Manager for the Americas region at Chromaflo® Technologies, Corp. Kip holds a Master’s of Science: Engineering in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Kip has been in the coatings and composites industries for 20 years and has experience in polymers, pigments, pigment dispersions and processing, additives and electrically conductive technology.