Our sustainability efforts are focused in our Planet Possible initiative - a global commitment to preserving the world’s resources. Let’s make it possible to do more with less.
Reflective coatings for lower energy consumption
Reflective elastomeric wall and roof coatings are an example of the new, sustainable approaches Expancel helps make possible.
In warm climates, air conditioning can account for up to 70% of residential energy consumption. Cool-roof coatings formulated with our microspheres enhances solar reflection and brings down the surface temperature. This makes a significant contribution to energy efficiency by reducing the need for air conditioning.
With Expancel Microspheres, it’s possible to create coatings that are both protective and environmentally beneficial. Expancel has an excellent reflectance capacity for solar radiation, especially in the near-infrared region. This helps keep the building cool in the sun and improves the durability of the coating.
Another key attribute is Expancel’s ability to reduce thermal conductivity, significantly improving the interior coating’s insulation properties. Commonly used mineral fillers have the opposite effect. In addition to these benefits, Expancel also enables coatings that combine very low water absorption with high vapor permeability.
All in all, a great way of doing more with less.
Cutting kilos from cars
The need to reduce weight is a major priority for the automotive industry. Lighter vehicles result in less fuel consumption. Expancel’s low density and closed cell structure make it a valuable component in expandable adhesives and sealant materials, including underbody coatings that protect against stone chips, water, salt and other road hazards.
Adding Expancel Microspheres creates lightweight alternatives that has all the protective properties of heavy-duty coatings whilst extending lifespan and contributing to weight reduction.
Just one more simple example of how Expancel can expand sustainability.