Accession Number:

ADA237841

Title:

Energy Conserving Coating - Pigment Research

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1988-Apr 1991,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This report documents research into novel experimental paints made from color-reversible pigments. These pigments are of two types Photochromic and thermochromic. The first group changes color on exposure to light, and the second changes color when subjected to a change in temperature. If successfully incorporated into a coating and applied to walls and roofs, these pigments could reduce heating and cooling costs by presenting a more absorbent color in the winter and a more reflective color in the summer.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE