Air conditioning is good for comfort and wellbeing. And an estimated 700 million AC’s will be installed across the world by 2030 - according to a recent study by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.

13% of Mexicans had air conditioning in the early 2000s. Today, it’s a staggering 81%. In Brazil and Indonesia, AC sales have gone up 15%. In urban China, every household has more than one unit. Air Con is a necessity for people living in hot climates, but the boom will cause power consumption to skyrocket. Worst of all – CO2 levels to rise. 

The world’s fastest-growing energy consumers

In India, air conditioning is expected to double the country’s energy demand in the next 15 years. As many as 300 new power plants will be needed to support the air con usage explosion in the next decade. With the country investing in renewable energy, a lot of the power costs might be avoided. However, what if there’s a solution that helps reduce the internal temperature by reflecting the sun’s harsh rays?

How a tiny microsphere can help solve a big problem

Expancel thermoplastic microspheres have high solar reflectance and is proven to reduce external roof temperatures by as much as 15°C*. A proven winner for elastomeric cool roof coatings that will help reduce internal temperatures and reduce the need for high power consumption, especially from air conditioning. Test results show that commercial cool roof coating formulated with Expancel and less titanium dioxide performs much better with spectral reflectance – compared to those without our microspheres. Speak to us about formulating cool roof coatings and let’s work together in providing sustainable solutions for a planet that needs more of them.

For more on Expancel for cool roof coatings, click here.

*number may vary depending on intensity of solar radiation and roof type.

February 8, 2018

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