ClearMatt® Anodized Aluminum’s solar reflectance benefits the environment
Muskegon, MI - Lorin Industries, Inc., the global industry leader in the innovation and production of coil anodized aluminum, highlights the high solar reflectance index value of its ClearMatt® Architectural Class II and exterior finish anodized aluminum. High solar reflectance provides a range of benefits to a building’s surrounding environment, making ClearMatt® a sustainable environmental alternative to white paints, and a solution that achieves a beautiful aesthetic appeal that lasts.
ClearMatt® anodized aluminum has a higher Solar Reflective Index (SRI) for ‘cool roof’ designs than white PVDF paints. When the sun’s radiation hits the surface of a roof, a fraction of the solar energy is reflected by the roof (solar reflection), some heat becomes absorbed by the roof into the building below, and a portion of the absorbed heat is radiated from the roof surface (thermal emittance). Depending on the type of anodic layer, ClearMatt® has a solar reflectance ranging from 0.75 to 0.77 and a thermal emittance ranging from 0.69 to 0.732. This results in an impressive SRI ranging from 87.4 to 93. By contrast, PVDF paints may have an SRI anywhere from 82 to as low as 67.
Ultimately, the high SRI value of ClearMatt® anodized aluminum provides a range of benefits, including cool roofs and cool walls. By reducing the heat load around the building, it reduces ground level ozone and the urban heat island effect, and lowers energy costs by reducing the need for cooling systems. This, in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions involved in cooling systems. The SRI can also be used to comply with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system. In these ways, the high SRI of ClearMatt® makes it a more sustainable environmental solution than white paint.
To learn more about how you can benefit from using ClearMatt® on your next architectural project, or for more information about Lorin and perforated coil anodized aluminum applications within the construction and architectural industries, visit https://www.lorin.com/Architectural.
Lorin Industries, Inc. has provided coil anodized aluminum to markets worldwide for over 60 years. Our history of global leadership in anodized aluminum finishing for architectural markets began with bringing the process to market in 1953, and continues today with industry leading innovation. Lorin has worked with some of the world's foremost architects, designers, and fabricators to create new and exciting building designs that last throughout generations.
Whether used for exterior wall cladding systems, roofing systems, sunscreens, interior panels, or decorative interior applications, the possibilities for coil anodized aluminum are infinite. The natural beauty of Lorin’s anodized aluminum finishes brings newly constructed and renovated buildings to life, while providing a strong durable surface that will never chip, flake, or peel. Additionally, Lorin’s coil anodized aluminum products have been used for automotive, transportation, consumer appliances, and any number of other industries, with the same excellent aesthetics and durability long proven in architectural applications. At Lorin, we can help you reflect your vision with Lorin anodized aluminum. For additional information visit www.lorin.com.