By Cameron Chai
The Reynobond with EcoClean is a breakthrough sustainable product that has been developed by combining design and science from Alcoa and TOTO, a Japanese manufacturer. It is the first architectural aluminum panel with titanium dioxide coating and is a low-cost self-cleaning technology.
The Reynobond with EcoClean product helps to decompose smog and other contaminations such as dirt and diesel fumes that get adhered to the building surfaces. It is shown that 10,000 sq.ft of the self-cleaning technology is equivalent to air cleansing capability of 80 trees.
Alcoa’s architectural business is developing new methods for aluminum building products based on green standards. Scientists at Alcoa have created a proprietary process that uses TOTO’s HYDROTECT technology for applying the EcoClean titanium dioxide coating over the aluminum surface of the Reynobond. The resulting architectural panel acts as a catalyst in sunlight and decomposes organic pollutants attached to its surface and the surrounding atmosphere.
The Reynobond with EcoClean aluminum panel will be unveiled at the AIA 2011 expo scheduled on May 12, 2011 in New Orleans.