IRT Colors for Solar Heat Management

Intense dark shades without intense heat build-up

These Infrared Transparent Blacks are the hottest thing in cool colors. This family of products was specifically developed to produce deep dark shades while simultaneously reducing heat build-up from sunlight and infrared radiation.

Infrared waves readily pass through the dense layer of IRT Black coating where they are reflected away by the substrate underneath. The coated surface remains cooler and less heat is transferred into the substrate and surrounding environment.

Automotive Applications

  • Reduces the surface temperature of Upholstery, Convertible Tops, Car Covers, Motorcycle and Bicycle Seats.

Architectural Applications

  • Lowers energy consumption and utility costs when used on Roof Coatings, Wall Coatings and Siding. Reduced expansion and contraction should improve coating integrity and long-term weatherability tests are underway.

Outdoor Applications

  • Hand Rails, Tool Handles, Equipment Boxes and other dark objects remain cooler to the touch.

irt heat managementCarbon Black vs IRT Black

Manufacturers are faced with a limited selection of dark colors that remain cool when exposed to sunlight and infrared radiation.

Traditional carbon blacks absorb virtually all wavelengths in the spectrum – including infrared – creating significant heat build-up in three distinct ways – radiation, conduction and convection.

Reflective iron chrome blacks are tinctorially weak and can't produce the deep dark shades required – and they may contain dangerous chrome.

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White
Substrate

ASTM G173
Reflectance

ASTM 4803
Simulated Heat Build-Up

Black
Substrate
ASTM G173
Reflectance
ASTM 4803
Simulated Heat Build-Up
STANDARD™
Coat Black 8880 IRT
21.99% 88.25° F
31.25° C
STANDARD™
Coat Black 8880 IRT
17.17% 97.09° F
36.16° C
Carbon
Black
6.9% 106.28° F
41.26° C
Carbon
Black
2.08% 108.82° F
42.68° C

 

STANDARD™ Coat Black 8880 IRT can be formulated into coatings or plastic applications as a replacement for carbon black. The full family of pigment dispersions covers a wide range of applications and end uses.

IRT Blacks Physical Form Product Description  Potential Applications
STANDARD™ Coat
Black 8880 IRT
Powder Pure Toner Plastics and Coatings
STANDARD™
Tint Black 8807 IR
Aqueous Dispersion Water Based Surfactant Dispersion of
STANDARD™ Coat Black 8880 IRT
Water Based Inks and Coatings

STANDARD™ TexTint
Black 8800 IRT

Aqueous Dispersion Water Based Dispersion of
STANDARD™ Coat Black 8880 IRT
Textile Printing, Padding and Nonwoven Applications
PERMACURE®
Black IRT
Aqueous Dispersion Acrylate Monomer Dispersion of
STANDARD™ Coat Black 8880 IRT
UV Cured Inks and Coatings

 

Fastness Properties

Product

Light Fastness*

Physical Data

STANDARD™ Coat Black 8880 IRT

Masstone

Tinttone

Specific Gravity

Acid Resistance

Alkali Resistance

Density
Lb/Gal

Bulk Volume
Gal/Lb

Heat Stability

pH

8

7

1.77

5

5

14.74

0.068

4

7.0-8.5

Weather Fastness

Solvent Stability

Masstone

Tinttone

Xylene

Mineral Spirits

MEK

Ethanol

Ethyl Acetate

PM Acetate

Toluene

4

3

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

*8=best/1=worst
5=best/1=worst

Product

Light Fastness

Physical Data

Product Description

STANDARD™
Tint Black 8807 IR

Masstone

Tinttone

Lb/Gal

pH

Total Solids

Pigment Solids

Aqueous dispersion of a cool black pigment for water based industrial and architectural heat management coatings.

8

8

8.65

8.0-9.5

48.0%

45.0%

Ratings: 8=best 1=worst

Product

Fastness Properties

Physical Data

Product Description

STANDARD™
TexTint Black 8800 IRT

Light Fastness

Weather Fastness

2A Wash Fastness

Lb/Gal

Heat Stability
at 375°F

Cool black dispersion specifically suited for textile and nonwoven applications.

5

5

Pass

9.38

5

Ratings: 1=Poor 5=Excellent

Product

Fastness Properties

Physical Data

Product Description

PERMACURE®
Black IRT

Light Fastness

Weather Fastness

Lb/Gal

Solids

Pigment Solids

Monomer based dispersion designed to provide a (cool) IR transparent black pigment into radiation coating and ink formulations.

5

5

9.32

21%

20%

Ratings: 1=Poor 5=Excellent