AME003  |  Functional Coatings and Surfaces

This technology offer highlights the developments in functional coatings and surfaces. By incorporating films of unique materials or material systems, or by introducing unique nanostructures on the surface of substrates such as glass, plastic and metals, enhancement to the original properties of the substrate can be achieved. We focus on the development of new coating material or materials systems (such as stacks) as well as develop the necessary optimised deposition processes to bring out the functional properties for various applications.

Exhibitor : A*STAR - Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

AME070  |  Meeting Stringent Fire Safety Standards with a New Eco-Benign Polymer/Enabler

IPAS (Inorganic Polymer Aqueous Solution) technology presents a sustainable and viable alternative to conventional (compounds based on halogens and phosphorus) Flame Retardant (FR) mechanisms to satisfy stringent International Fire Safety Standards. IPAS provides absolute flame and thermal resistance—incombustibility—by protecting treated materials from coming into contact with oxygen. Whilst IPAS possesses the same level or better anti-flammability and mechanical/physical properties than conventional FR systems, it poses little harm to humans and the environment. IPAS has an easily scalable process, can be made available in various forms for specific industrial needs.

Exhibitor : SMX Pte. Ltd.

USS047  |  Nano Glass Coating for Green Building Applications

In the tropical region, buildings are under hot climate and constant exposure to high level of solar radiation all year round. As such, a huge amount of electric energy is spent to cool down buildings. Therefore, there is a high demand by industrial and residential consumers to effectively reduce the effects of solar radiation to the indoor ambient temperature. This technology presents a nano glass coating formulation that prevents the solar heat from entering the buildings through the glass windows. With the application of this technology, the temperature is expected to be reduced by up to 8 – 9°C.

Exhibitor : Singapore Polytechnic