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Improving Comfort and Energy Efficiency of Vehicle Glazing with Roll-Coated Window Films
 
Published: 2014 Technical Conference Proceedings, Symposium on Advanced Coatings for Transportation (October 13, 2014)
 
Authors:
  • D. Honeycutt, Eastman Chemical Co., Palo Alto CA US
  • R. Thielsch, Eastman Chemical Co. - Southwall Europe GmbH, Grossroehrsdorf DE
  • A. Wahl, Eastman Chemical Co. - Southwall Europe GmbH, Grossroehrsdorf DE
  • R. Kleinhempel, Eastman Chemical Co. - Southwall Europe GmbH, Grossroehrsdorf DE
  • C. Stoessel, Eastman Chemical Co., Palo Alto CA US
  • L. Boman, Eastman Chemical Co., Palo Alto CA US
Abstract:
 

The recent trend towards larger glazing areas in vehicles combined with stringent fuel efficiency goals has renewed the interest in managing solar cabin heat-up through the use of spectrally selective coatings. Infrared-rejecting films can be incorporated in glazing either as laminates or as applied window films, and in addition to reducing a vehicle’s air conditioning load, can provide additional benefits such as protection from ultra-violet radiation, sound attenuation, and glare reduction. This paper presents an overview over the types and performance characteristics of web-based solar selective coatings, the application context specific to automotive uses such as regulatory, safety and reliability constraints, and latest industry trends.

DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.14332/svc14.proc.1880


 
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