A new coatings material can reduce UV light in solar panels

An advanced solar-panel coating made of nanotechnology is a breakthrough in coatings technology.It’s the first to have a direct effect on solar-power performance and safety, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.This week’s episode of Ars Technic examines the research behind the coating.In Part 1, we looked at the design of the coating, which is […]

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‘Aquatic’ is a new word for ‘aquatic’ in the world of architecture

A new breed of architectural coating has been born: the “aquatic” coatings.The term is a mash-up of “aqua” and “aquaculture,” a phrase used by a group of environmental groups to describe the way the water around an aquaculture site is treated to make it healthy for fish.The groups’ efforts to protect the fish populations of […]

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Ifs architects are not immune to the latest trojan attack

Ifs architectural coverings are vulnerable to trojan attacks, according to a report by security firm CERT-CC.The firm has warned that the cyber criminals are exploiting the software flaws to gain access to thousands of companies. The report also points out that the attack was launched on September 13, 2017.This is the day after the second major […]

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How to Build an Urban Farm in 5 Minutes

A stunning mural painted by a group of architects, architects and landscape architects in St. Petersburg, Russia, could soon transform the way urban agriculture is practised in the country.St. Petersburg’s “Art and Architecture” program is a collaboration between architecture students and local artists, and the project is being overseen by a team of experts.The artists […]

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How to make powder coated architecture: An architectural coat is a special, powder coating made from an adhesive and then coated with a polymer to resist fading

The coatings manufacturer, Plasticsmithing Group Inc., is the first in the United States to use an adhesive called oxy-coated polyester to produce a coat that resists fading.It was made by using the powder coating process, which is a technique for creating high-temperature, chemically stable coatings.The process was created by using an adhesive that, when exposed […]

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Architecture + concrete coating: how to get the most out of the new building technology

New buildings will be built in two stages: First, a concrete coating is applied to the exterior of the building, before the building is filled with concrete.The concrete coating then forms a layer of plastic to protect the building from dust and water.Next, a layer is applied over the cement and plastic coating to provide […]

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How to build a roof that keeps out insects

FEVE is a leading architectural coating company specializing in coatings that are used for roofs, fences, and other structures that are designed to resist moisture, corrosion, and mold.FEVE has more than 2,300 different coatings and has been selling coatings since 1958.We spoke with the company’s president, Mark E. Clements, to learn more about how the […]

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