Liquid Nanotint™ is a spectrally selective thermal insulation coating ideal for single-pane glass and polycarbonate surfaces. Applied like a paint, Liquid Nanotint is capable of blocking 100% of Ultraviolet (UV) rays and up to 98% of Infrared (IR) heat while maintaining up to 84% Visible Light Transmission (VLT).* Through the combination of solvent borne metal-oxide nano-particles and an inorganic adhesive binder, Liquid NanoTint forms a 10 micron thick self-leveling clear coat that bonds directly to glass and polycarbonate surfaces.
Unlike conventional window films, Liquid NanoTint will not peel, crack, bubble or fade over time lasting a minimum of 10 years**. In addition, NanoTint can be applied to bent glass, historic building windows, skylights and textured glass surfaces. With the ability to mitigate both radiant and partial conductive heat, Liquid Nanotint can effectively keep indoor environments cooler in summer and prevent heat loss in the winter all while allowing you to benefit from the natural daylight gain.
NanoTint is professionally applied with a paint roller** which makes it the ideal choice for retrofitting existing inefficient single-pane glass buildings without having to spend money on costly replacement “energy efficient” window assemblies. In the United States alone, up to 40% of all buildings are comprised of un-insulated single-pane windows. Billions of square feet of windows are responsible for over 25% of the heat transfer in structures – Liquid Nanotint presents a non-invasive, cost effective alternative to dark window film or costly replacement windows while delivering year round energy savings in any type of climate.
* Results may vary depending on the type and opacity of glass being coated.
** Application recommended by certified installers on interior surfaces. Sample kits available on limited basis for certifying technicians only. Not for DIY or consumers.
Liquid Nanotint is a registered Trademark of DryWired LLC
Coverage: 0.43 sq ft per gram (0.04 m2/gram)
- 200 g covers 86 sq ft (8 m2)
- 1 kg covers 430 sq ft (240 m2)
- 20 kg covers 8,600 sq ft (800 m2)
How to read the chart above:
- Tint. The opacity or percentage of natural (visible) daylight being blocked. The lower the percentage the better, unless your goal is to darken the space. Keep in mind, dark plastic films tend to be reflective at night, blocking the view out at night.
- Visible light Transmission is directly related to tint. The higher the percentage the better.
- UV rejection is the % of damaging UltraViolet rays being blocked. The higher the percentage the better.
- IR rejection is the % of infrared heat from the sun being blocked. For warmer climates that need cooling, the higher the percentage better.
- SHGC is the % of solar heat entering the space. For warmer climates that need cooling, the lower the percentage better.
- LSG is the ratio of Visible Light Transmission over Solar Heat Gain (VT/SHGC) which measure overall efficiency of a window or skylight coating. The higher the percentage the better.
The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (solar efficiency) of new (dual pane low-e) assemblies ranges from 0.41 – 0.60. However, with daily thermal and UV aging, the soft rubber seals harden and decay, allowing the inert gas between the panes to leak out. As a result, the thermal efficiency is reduced, leaving the SHGC higher (less efficient) than the even the single pane NanoTint coated alternative.
For more on the science of window films, read this article.