by Brianna Crandall — November 16, 2018 — California nanotech company DryWired launched its newest window coating technology upgrade, Liquid NanoTint 2.0, at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this week in Chicago. The company also announced that Liquid NanoTint 2.0 was just awarded UL’s GREENGUARD Gold certification.
Liquid NanoTint 2.0 was designed to improve on the prior low-emissivity (low-e) glass coating by boosting its infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) light-blocking performance without sacrificing visible light transmittance. The highly transparent paint-on low-e window coating can be easily applied during energy efficiency upgrades on any type of glass by qualified facilities personnel, says DryWired. The technology has reportedly already been specified by architects around the world.
The UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certification) offers strict certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system.
DryWired’s Vice President of Architectural Coatings Mark Martinez stated:
Liquid NanoTint 2.0 receiving UL GREENGUARD Gold certification gives our clients and specifiers more confidence that our cutting-edge nanotechnology won’t sacrifice on safety. Liquid Nanotint 2.0 opens a new frontier for architects and developers who are tired of 50-year-old underperforming architectural glass insulation solutions that darken rooms and provide little resistance to UV despite the growing risks of skin cancer.
The GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard includes health-based criteria for additional chemicals and also requires low total VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions levels. In addition to limiting emissions of more than 360 VOCs and total chemical emissions, GREENGUARD Gold Certified products must also comply with requirements of the State of California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.2 (2017) (also known as California Section 01350).
For more information about the Liquid NanoTint 2.0 window coating, visit the DryWired website.