Inspiração da natureza
O Prelaq Energy é um dos mais recentes e mais interessantes produtos da SSAB. Apresenta características extremamente atractivas e prova que a tecnologia tem muito a aprender com a natureza.
Reduce energy consumption
Architects and real estate firms are extremely interested in investments which reduce energy consumption in buildings. In the USA and Australia air conditioning and other cooling devices demand increasing amounts of energy. As the greenhouse effect is becoming a major issue across the globe, the interest in thermal coatings is growing.
Thermal coating with pigments
Per Bondemark, Product Manager for Prelaq color coated products, explains “we use pigment that is similar to pigments from nature in our new color coated steel products - and the effect is remarkable. Our figures show that we can save up to 35% on energy costs, spent on cooling down a building, when we replace traditional color with thermal coating.”
SSAB has set up a research project including houses with thermal coating as roofing and cladding. This is to keep the heat out, but also to keep it inside. A plate reflects heat from the sun in summer and from sources inside the building during winter.
Sensors at all levels give significant data to the project. This will make it possible to calculate the profit of using Prelaq Energy to save energy for heating as well as cooling buildings.
Quick return on investment and long lifespan
When the coating prevents temperature peaks inside a building this may mean that investment in air conditioning is not required – enabling savings of over €20 000.
This new concept provides the possibility of making a one-time investment in a system that will be profitable in the near future.
The thermal coatings have a very long lifespan and do not require high maintenance. Thanks to Prelaq Energy, in a roof, it is now possible to save money and still feel very comfortable.