Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Paint that Doesn’t Get Dirty

Learn about a paint that is self-cleaning — it simply doesn’t get dirty. It’s a biomimicry product, meaning its design is inspired by nature. In this case it is based on the phenomenon of water beading on a lotus leaf. The water turns into beads that slide down the leaf walls, which reduces the spread of algae, bacteria, fungus and other organisms that proliferate in dirty conditions. The plant in essence cleans itself. The paint, called StoLotusan Color, which imitates this effect, has been developed by Sto Corp. The company prides itself in “ensuring that the world in which we live is designed and built in line with environmental requirements and our needs as human beings.”  Sto’s motto is “building with a conscience”. This is good news indeed!

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