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A professor, at Rutgers University, has developed an inorganic paint called Ultimate
Paint.  This paint is displaying some very remarkable abilities.  Such as: graffiti
resistant; repairs concrete; mold resistant; fire proof; dries nearly as hard as a
diamond, and lasts 1,000 years.  How do they know?  The chemistry of the coating is
an aluminosilicate, the same formula used for the Chinese terracotta army which is
more than 2,000 years old.

But what really  makes Ultimate Paint special is it’s unique ability to purify the
atmosphere.  Yep, you read right!  It cleans the air!

These properties come from an ingredient called titanium oxide.  When sunlight hits
the coating, the UV energy essentially destroys the organic particles.  The titanium
oxide and other ingredients act as a catalyst and uses the sun’s energy.

Painted on walls and buildings, Ultimate Paint could help clean the air of cities,
worldwide.  Nitrogen oxide particles, a by product of car exhaust, landing on
surfaces treated with Ultimate Paint where nano particles activated by the sun’s rays
immediately begin to break down the deadly nitrogen oxide into harmless nitrogen
and oxygen gases.  Essentially using the entire transportation infrastructure as a
cleaning surface.

Ultimate Paint is still in the test phase.  But, initial results are very promising!

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22 Responses to “Ultimate Paint”

  1. Jimi Says:

    This sounds like the opposite of anything a “green” paint would be. Takes along time to break down, organic life cannot penetrate it, destroys organic matter!

    Sounds like a major step in living more against nature and sustainable means.

    The words clean and purify are very vague. Bleach will also “clean”, and chemical pesticides will “purify” soil for farming. These things are in perspective for humans.

  2. Anita (Prairie Dreams) Says:

    Wow! Sometimes they come up with things that just amaze me!

  3. Linda Says:

    Hi Jimi … The organic it is destroying is nitrogen oxide particles which is created at a rate of 3 lbs per day per SUV. I don’t know about you, but saving that “organic matter” is not on the top of my green to do list. As for organic life not penetrating it, do you really want mold penetrating your home? Any inert system that cleans the air of dangerous particulates for 1,000 years or more, or 10 years or less is still GREEN. Thanks for coming by…..

    Hi Anita …. It is an amazing science. I do not know when it will be available but something to look at when it does!

    Lindas last blog post..Ultimate Paint

  4. Brad Says:

    Hey Linda.

    Just staggered in off the deck project, but wanted to stop by and say hello.

    Keep it green,

    Brad

    Brads last blog post..Looks good from my house…

  5. BK Says:

    This is interesting. I heard something similar about 3 years back. During that time I have an associate’s friend whose company is distributing a paint product like what you mentioned here. It is able to purify the air using also titanium oxide and light. I was very facinated to hear about the product then as I was distributing air purifying products.

    BKs last blog post..Where Is The Quietest Place On Earth?

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi BK … hmmmmm.. i wonder what that product is? Thanks for sharing.

  7. carolin Says:

    Sound amazing. Sounds almost to good to be true..
    Thanks for the post.
    Carolin

    carolins last blog post..Snacks for a flat belly

  8. Linda Says:

    Hi Carolin … You are most welcome!

  9. DineometerDeb Says:

    Interesting.

    DineometerDebs last blog post..Vietnamese Salad Bowl

  10. Diane Says:

    Any idea, just guesswork on your part, how long a “test phase” lasts? And LOL Jimi, don’t mess with Linda she IS a rocket scientist 🙂

  11. Linda Says:

    Hi Diane … I have no idea on how long the test phase lasts! It was not elaborated on. Let’s hope it’s not a 1,000 years. 🙂 No really tho, as soon as I get more info, I will pass it on. It looks like it will be for commercial use for municipalities and transportation entities…. but it is a really good thing.

    As far as naysaying comments are concerned, I do wish people would thoroughly read a post before critiquing. 🙂

    Lindas last blog post..Greensburg, Kansas #4

  12. Jimmy Lee Says:

    To whom it may concern, I am in love with your project and to be honest, I believe that you have done all of the research that you need to do. I think that its time to change your target market. Homes and buildings are a good idea but some people might not appreciate the hard work put into making earth a better planet. Please contact me at your earliest convenience in hopes to continue this discussion on how to improve the world!!!

  13. Linda Says:

    Hi Jimmy Lee… thanks for coming by!

    Lindas last blog post..More from the Green Grapevine

  14. Jimi Says:

    Hey Linda, I can see very much how the product would be appealing in our current age, but when your looking at a product that will last over a millennium shouldn’t we take a step back. If the chemical NO (or any chemical) is being used that what happens if when the levels of this begin to subside and the availability reverses. But that all depends on the actual reaction. Further more while mold may be unpleasant to us, it is the beginning stages of succession for any environment. Lets say we paint a structure with this, and the structure does not last 1000 years (how many do we have now that do). Upon the collapse or deconstruction etc. What will happen to the materials. where ever they end up they will further more limit ecological growth regardless.

  15. Linda Says:

    Hi Jimi … No, not really… If you look at the Chinese terracotta army, (2,000 years old) it is now a tourist site not only in China but also in Houston, Texas (a replica). Perhaps it would be an issue in 1,000 years but I nor you will be here! The way the earth is being destroyed now, the future is up for grabs!

  16. Brad Says:

    Linda, Linda, Linda!

    I did run my lawnmower today, but just long enough to cut the grass. However, I think the carbon footprinting was a wash since I did 3 loads with cold water. What say you? 🙂

    I think your honey should arrive tomorrow or Friday!

    Enjoy!

    Brads last blog post..Little Diapers and BIG Diapers…

  17. steff Says:

    I think both the naysayers and the people who support this product have great points, although perhaps it could have not been word-for-word directly from Eco-Tech” on
    Planet Green. Anyway, the question Jimi asks is what happens with the material if the building isn’t wanted in 50 years. What if it’s torn down – does the material cause a problem in our waste stream? If it’s inorganic, it will never break down into a reusable material, but what if it does poison our water by leaching out of the dump?

    Also, the interior clay that can clean your air is called American Clay. Not sure if there are other products, but that one is commercially available, just hard to find.

  18. Justin Says:

    Interesting information. What proof exists that the paint lasts for 1000 years?? I like the questions pertaining to the possible problems of the paint once it becomes waste (either in the ground or in the water). Does the paint pose any health problems as waste in the ground or in the water (meaning in the food,air or in the water supply)? Does it decay to anything hazardous? If the product is truly “green” then it and its decay or waste must also be safe for animals (we are animals), plants,and the earth.
    PS (To Jimi:Chemical pesticides don’t purify anything,they poison everything. Purify air meaning change pollutates nitrogen oxides to oxygen and nitrogen which are nonpollutants).

  19. Harry Says:

    Titanium Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are somewhat synonymous as they are natural to our environment. They do not decompose. They are a possible health hazard in cosmetics and tanning oil in particle sizes below 70 nanometers.

    The following article will answer most of your questions:
    http://www.organicmakeup.ca/ca/titaniumdioxide.asp

    Have a great day

    Harry

  20. Amin Says:

    Good day,
    is this product on the market yet???? please get in touch i am interested to market the same in my region
    cheers

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