Smart materials case studies

Dulux powder coatings

Dulux powder coatings case study

Business opportunity
Current intumescent powder coatings were inadequate to pass fire regulations.

What we did
We hosted a Dulux researcher in our lab and worked collaboratively to develop a new powder-based paint system to withstand 60- and 90-minute fire testing standards.

Result
A successful proof of concept system was demonstrated. Further work is ongoing to refine the formulation to get it market-ready.

Solar powered windows and facades

Solar powered windows and facades

Business opportunity
Windows and building facades that capture light to generate electricity while remaining fully or partially transparent.


What we did
Working with partners we developed concepts and prototype demonstration windows and facades that are lightweight, robust and harvest energy.


Result
Successful implementation of this technology will provide a clear point of difference with widespread applications.