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Chinachem Group Collaborates with NAMI to Enhance Green Construction with "Peelable Nano Protective Coating"

Sharing a dedication to promoting the advancement of green building technology, Chinachem Group and local research and development centre, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) have jointly developed the innovative Peelable Nano Protective Coating, a nano-coating that enhances the protection of interior and exterior surfaces of windows during building construction. This advanced and patented technology can improve cost and environmental effectiveness.

“We are strongly committed to driving green real estate technology advancements through collaboration with scientific research institutions," noted Donald Choi, Executive Director and CEO of Chinachem Group. "Having successfully adopted Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) for private residential projects, we have now partnered with NAMI to develop this Peelable Nano Protective Coating technology. This innovation aligns with green building principles, aiming to reduce material waste, improve construction quality, and enhance apartment buyers' satisfaction. It supports our ‘Triple Bottom Line’ approach, which prioritizes People, Prosperity, and Planet throughout our business operations.”

“We plan to implement this patented coating in our upcoming development projects in Tai Po Kau and Tung Chung. This groundbreaking initiative will set a new standard for developers and promise significant benefits for the sustainable growth of Hong Kong's construction industry,” Mr Choi added.

NAMI, a company with extensive experience in developing coating materials for construction, has been granted a patent for this innovative, jointly-developed technology. One of its key advantages is the ability to adjust the level of protection according to various construction conditions. The coating's thickness is over three times that of traditional protective materials, offering superior protection and significantly reducing the occurrence of cracked or damaged glass windows during property handover and inspection. This minimizes the need for glass replacement. Additionally, the nano coating is UV and water-resistant, ensuring that no residue forms on the glass surface and preventing premature wear, even after prolonged exposure to sunlight or rain. This feature streamlines the cleaning process and saves time.

The nano coating enhances cost-effectiveness and environmental efficiency by reducing construction waste and eliminating the need for additional foam board wrapping. Its single-layer thickness provides strong protection, is easily removable and reusable, and has a solvent-free, VOC-free formula. This coating conserves energy by allowing natural light to pass through, eliminating the need for artificial lighting during indoor construction. It can be applied to various building materials, including metal surfaces and treated wooden furniture. Traditional protective methods often damage glass, necessitating additional wrapping and extensive cleaning. The nano coating addresses these issues, reducing damage and minimizing waste.

"This Peelable Nano Protective Coating improves the protection of building materials and helps reducing construction waste and carbon emissions," explained Dr. Ivan Sham, Chief Commercial Officer of NAMI. "This innovative technology demonstrates successful collaboration between research institute and the industry, offering new and cost-effective solutions to the construction sector while promoting sustainable development in Hong Kong."




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