The "Superman" of materials, graphene, was added to a lime-based paint to make the strongest, most durable, most eco-friendly paint in the world.
Miracle material graphene – considered the strongest substance known to science – has been used to make eco-friendly paint by manufacturer Graphenstone.
The paint is made from a pure lime base that has been combined with graphene – a recently engineered material hailed as the thinnest, strongest and most conductive ever developed.
It will be distributed in the UK through The Graphene Company, which claims Graphenstone is the most environmentally friendly paint in the world.
While lime-based paints have been on the market for years, the addition of graphene, with its superconductivity, means that the paint can improve the thermal regulation of buildings. They would therefore require less heating and air conditioning.
"When used on interior wall surfaces, rather than heat being radiated through the walls, the graphene within the paint captures the heat," The Graphene Company director Patrick Folkes told Dezeen.
"It then conducts the heat through the paint, and across the whole Graphenstone-painted surface of interior walls. This enhances the insulation measures used in buildings by slowing heat conduction through walls and out of buildings. "Read More