Reflect 3000 keeps substrates cooler by integrating infra-red reflective pigments. Deep blues, reds, greens, browns and even blacks are amazingly cool to the touch. Reflect 3000 is an infra-red reflective aliphatic polyurethane coating system used on metal roof and siding renovations, curtain wall renovations and as an exterior side wall coating on a variety of other substrates. By using infra-red reflective pigments in the formulation of Reflect 3000, the heat absorption (infra-red radiation) that is normally associated with deep and dark colors is actually reflected, thus reducing the surface and substrate temperatures normally associated with deep and dark colors.
How Reflect 3000 Works
In the visible spectrum Reflect 3000 may appear to be a deep blue, dark brown or jet black yet when viewed in the infra-red spectrum, deep blue becomes light blue, dark brown becomes tan and jet black becomes a medium gray. Thus the coatings do not absorb as much heat as a deep blue, dark brown or jet black surface, rather the heat absorption is that of a light blue, tan or medium gray coated surface.
Developed originally as an infra-red camouflage pigment, more recently as a low solar absorbent deck coating for aircraft carrier decks, inorganic infra-red reflective pigments are created through a heat process that provides strong visible spectrum color yet reduced heat absorption in the infra-red spectrum.
How Reflect 3000 is used in architecture
Since the year 2000, metal roof manufacturers have offered in the south, southeastern, desert southwest and pacific southwestern areas of the United States metal roof systems using infra-red reflective shop applied coatings to reduce substrate heating and energy costs associated with cooling occupied structures. Reflect 3000 provides architects, specifiers, designers and contractors a field applied high performance coating system with these same infra-red reflective properties that can be applied on existing installed metal roofs, siding, curtain walls and sidewalls.
Reflect 3000 is a sustainable coating that aids the reduction of substrate heating. Reduced substrate heating results in less build-up of heat in roof and wall structures resulting in:
- Reduced cooling energy costs during summer months
- Reduced expansion and contraction of substrate materials due to substrate heating
- Extended coating lifecycle due to less expansion and contraction of the substrate
- Extended color life due to inorganic pigments used in infra-red reflective coatings
Reflect 3000 is a tightly cross-linked aliphatic polyurethane coating system utilizing inorganic infra-red reflective pigments. The inorganic infra-red reflective pigments hold their color longer than conventional pigments due to their inorganic composition.
The typical Reflect 3000 coating system that is recommended is:
- Primer: DTM 1300 High Build Primer: White
- Finish: Reflect 3000
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