Protection against UV radiation

Wood must be protected against UV radiation ‒ particularly outdoors. UV light breaks down lignin, which causes the wood to turn yellow and gray.

With IReflex, ECKART has developed a special IR-reflecting aluminum pigment that deflects solar heat and UV radiation. Paint manufacturers can add IReflex to transparent paints by stirring it in. These can then be adjusted to the right color shade using organic pigment concentrations.

Besides impressive optical effects, the functional properties of pigments and paints are gaining more and more importance for the wood coatings industry.