Sustainability

 The main challenge of an innovative company is being sustainable

 

 

What makes our company sustainable?

Our vision of sustainability is wide from perfect inputs to high-performance out puts; we are looking for the ways to bring new technology products based on Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), and make customer collaboration on coatings that have smaller impact on our environment and a greater impact on our daily lives.

 

Pillars of Sustainability

 

1-Lowering VOC

Nanofan Industrial innovations help make sustainable products. We’ve developed ultra-low-VOC-capable paints and coatings suitable for homes and buildings. For industrial applications, we are pushing waterborne technology to new levels and introducing entirely new high-performance chemistry families. We have developed water-born NANOISOLA Industrial with low-VOC for insulating of tanks and pipes, a one component system with excellent durability, adhesion and insulation.

The amount of volatile organic compound (VOC) content is the main factor to produce environmental friendly paints, and water based paint has the minimum value of VOC. The main benefits of VOC reductions are to reduce the ozone concentration at ground level and thereby improve the local environment, and to reduce solvent exposure to the end-user. VOCs are emitted into the atmosphere from a number of different sources, including paint containing solvents. The second phase of VOC reductions that came into effect on 1 January 2010 requires all paint manufactured from this date to be compliant with lower content of solvents in paint. Not surprisingly, Nanofan expends considerable research and development (R&D) efforts to just produce water-based products which are environmentally safe with lowest content of VOC.

Eco friendly Water-based paints; traditional painting materials and processes can have harmful effects on the environment, including those from the use of lead and other additives. Measures can be taken to reduce environmental impact, including accurately estimating paint quantities so waste is minimized, and use of environmentally preferred paints, coatings, painting accessories, and techniques.

Waterborne paints have been evaluated as alternatives to solvent-based paints. Waterborne (or latex) paints are composed of synthetic resins and pigments that are kept dispersed in water by surfactants. They also contain small amounts of coalescing solvents, and dry by evaporation of the water. The coalescing solvents allow the resin particles to fuse together (coalesce) as the water evaporates to form a continuous coating. The volatile organic compound (VOC) content of waterborne paints is significantly lower than conventional solvent-based paints, thereby reducing VOC emissions and worker exposure to hazardous air pollutants. These paints can also reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated, depending on the type of paint used.

 

2- Expanding durability

Nanofan has made a name for protecting property. This effort has an environmental impact: Corrosion is wasteful consumption of non-renewable resources. Structures that live shorter lives increase consumption of energy-intensive steel. Corrosion can also lead to environmentally damaging spills.

As an example, to produce the necessary 2.6 tons of steel requires 1 ton of equivalent coal energy. This process emits 5 tons of carbon dioxide into the air. All of this could be prevented by effective maintenance and use of high-quality protective coatings.

 

3- Reducing carbon footprint

Carbon Credits were one of the outcomes of the Kyoto Protocol. They are a measure devised to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Each carbon credit represents one tons of carbon dioxide either removed from the atmosphere or saved from being emitted into the atmosphere. Organizations can earn carbon credits by having an energy savings/carbon reducing project registered and certified by the appropriate agency. Carbon credits can then be used to help organizations reach their carbon emissions goals, or they can be sold to other organizations for the same reason by use of a Carbon Credit Exchange.

Nanofan has proven to reduce energy use in a number of applications;

-Use on equipment to help the equipment run more efficiently and use less energy

-Use on buildings to reduce energy used for heating and cooling

-Use on ducts, pipes, and tanks to reduce amount of energy used for heating and cooling

By incorporating the insulation ability of Nanofan into an energy saving project, a company could earn carbon credits through their resulting reduction of energy use.

 

Sustainability Breakthroughs

 

NANOISOLA Traffic, Quick-Dry

Dry faster than conventional waterborne polymers making traffic paint less susceptible to wheel tracking and washout failure under a wider range of drying conditions.

The road to sustainability is an ongoing journey of continuous improvement. According to a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) conducted by Nanofan Industrial coating, specifiers and applicators can take big steps toward a smaller carbon footprint by replacing solvent-borne traffic paint with high-performance water-borne alternatives based NANOISOLA Traffic, Quick-Dry Technology.

 

NANOISOLA Fire Retardant

The coating system called NANOISOLA Fire Retardant is specific for painting parquet flooring. This product is taking big steps toward a smaller carbon footprint and VOC by replacing traditional solvent-borne paints with high-performance water-borne alternatives based on the latest technology.

 

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