Several studies have repeatedly revealed that by doing so, they potentially pose health hazards and harm themselves. In addition, surfaces such as seats, steering, and dashboard also get scorched when touched due to overheating. To protect against boiling cars, 3M recently announced that its research and development (R&D) team has designed the first of its kind solar reflective coating.
'15 percent decrease in temperature'
The 3M Scotchkote Poly-Tech RG 700 (3M Scotchcoat Poly-Tech RG 700) can be mounted on many metal and non-metal substrates. The company claims that it can help keep the temperature inside the cabin of the vehicle lower than it would otherwise. The company has further said that Fast Company has mentioned 3M Scotchcoat in 'World-Changing Ideas'. The company said that it was found that its use had reduced the temperature inside the train compartments by 15 percent, increasing the comfort level of passengers in non-AC coaches.
'Money will be saved'
The 3M Scotchcoat Poly-Tech RG700 has been used in over 100 train coaches so far. The company stated "It is estimated that if more than 15,000 rail coaches are implemented in India's large rail network, 162 thousand megawatts of electricity can be saved because of this, which amounts to about 132 thousand tons of CO2 per year." It is equal to reduction. " "This could potentially save about $ 15 million per year in energy costs (about one billion 13 crores 33 lakh rupees) or reduce it by 17 percent."
Not only a car can have a lot of space
Its scope of use can be expanded and it can also be used for personal and public vehicles. 3M's teams are increasing its production. Apart from being used in automobile exteriors and two-wheeler covers in the automobile sector, the company claims that it can also be used in chemical plants, industrial shed roofs, LPG storage tanks, pipelines, and external enclosures with electronic equipment.