09 May '11, 8pm

Alcoa Develops Smog-Eating Panels to Keep Buildings Clean

Alcoa Develops Smog-Eating Panels to Keep Buildings Clean

Leveraging technology from the manufacturing firm Toto , Alcoa has added a special coating to its Reynobond architectural panels that works with the sun to neutralize pollution and dirt, enabling building facades to become self-cleaning. Alcoa announced the product, called Reynobond with EcoClean , today and introduces it on Thursday at the American Institute of Architects' 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans. The product is "the first coil-coated aluminum architectural panel that helps clean itself and the air around it.," according to Alcoa Architectural Products and its president, Craig Belnap. Alcoa first produced Reynobond architectural panels in 1989. The panels are made from large coils of painted aluminum that sandwich a continuous web of extruded polyethylene. Known primarily in the U.S. for plumbing fixtures, ceramics manufacturing giant...

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