In some places of the world, temperatures above 40 degree Celsius in the summer are common. That means even a thick-walled building will heat up like an oven, and air conditioners work overtime. AkzoNobel Decorative Paints has developed exterior wall paints that reflect more infrared light to reduce heat absorption and reduce energy consumption.
For many years, Eka Chemicals’ Compozil retention and dewatering system used in the papermaking industry was number 1 in both market share and performance. But the competition was closing the performance gap. So Eka researchers responded to the challenge with a quantum leap forward.
The ever-increasing use of steel as a construction material has led to much enhanced flexibility in design as well as significant time savings in the construction industry. However, its use in the creation of structural infrastructures of buildings has brought an additional challenge: that of fire safety. Interchar® 1120 offers an environmentally friendly solution for protection of structural steelwork.