Background: UV-curable coating materials with high biorenewable content performance comparable to petrochemical-based formulations and lower cost are highly desirable. Commercialized soybean oil (SBO) derivatives such as acrylated epoxidized soybean oil (ASBO) are important starting materials for the development of soy-based materials such as coatings adhesives plasticizers inks and lubricants. Combining monomers possessing higher acrylate functionality with ASBO is expected to produce UV-curable coatings with better crosslinking and thus greatly enhanced coating film properties.
Background: IR and UV reflective polymer films or coatings have been deposited on windows to prevent IR and UV penetration inside the house. This decreases the energy consumption for cooling the house and prevents UV discoloration damage to the carpets and appliances inside. The conventional method for this window treatment is expensive because of the cost of high vacuum deposition technique and the high degree of preciseness needed to control the thickness of the polymer film.
University of Nevada Reno researcher Chanwoo Park of the Mechanical Engineering Department focuses on two-phase heat transfer energy storage/conversion electronics cooling vehicle thermal management combustion and nanotechnology. Technology Summary: Porous burners have been extensively studied because of their low pollutant emissions and fuel flexibility. Current radiant porous burners are less than 25% efficient with much of the heat leaving through convection heat transfer in the form of flue gas and not being utilized.
Heating and cooling are the main energy consumers in buildings and account for two thirds of a building’s total energy consumption. However, most of this energy is wasted due to inadequate insulation. By using well-proven energy efficiency techniques, 70 to 90 % of a building’s energy need for heating or cooling can be cut.
ROCKWOOL insulation provides solutions for architects creating innovative building solutions or homeowners who want a better insulated attic in order to reduce the heating bill.
Thermalinsulation is a flexible thermal insulation material made from closed cell, crosslinked polyethylene foam. The special crosslinking utilised in the production of the material, as well as, its closed cell structure, results in insulating properties that are superior to convrntional fibreglass, rubber based and non crosslined products.
A very low thermal conductivity value(K), and negligible water absorbtion and vapour tranmission rates reflect in its superior energy saving perfoamance, in s variery of environments.
AAC consists 80% air by volume, making it lightest available walling Material (weights ¼ that of clay bricks).
Formed as a result of reaction of Aluminum on a proportionate blend of Lime, Cement & FlyAsh, the hydrogen gas that escape creates millions of tiny air cells giving it a strong honeycomb like structure.
It is further strengthened by High pressure steam curing in Autoclaves.
Invented in 1932, AAC now accounts for 40% of all construction in UK & 60% of all construction in Germany.