Resisting Dirt Pickup for Roof Coatings

Request Number N162335
Author Kevin Andrews
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ICL Innovation, a technology incubator for the ICL group, seeks novel material solutions to resist dirt pickup for roof coatings.



Dirt Pick-Up Resistance (DPUR) is crucial for architectural and industrial coatings. This issue is related to the reduction of available solvents to meet VOC requirements. A special interest is in "Cool Roofs", designed for energy saving in energy efficient buildings. Dirt tends to easily foul cool roofs, where the primary cooling method is by reflection of sunlight.  


As a leading manufacturer of phosphates, phosphoric acid and specialties, ICL Performance Products is committed to innovative research spanning diverse applications. Advanced Additives, a business unit in ICL PP is currently expanding into two major markets: Paint and Coatings, and Asphalt. Thus our interest in finding a material based solution to the DPUR challenge.

Our research and development laboratories in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia are staffed with industry experts and state of the art analytical and application equipment. Utilizing R&D best practices we have developed many patented technologies, proprietary products/processes and new applications. We are dedicated to a culture of learning and keep abreast of market and research trends via customer partnerships, academic collaboration and industry trade association participation.
Key Success Criteria

The successful technology will:

  • Reduce dirt pickup on cured roof coating
  • Be durable in prolonged exposure to the elements
  • Have an acceptable environmental, health, and safety profile
  • Be cost effective
Possible Approaches

Include, but are not limited to:

  • An additive for incorporation in coating formulation
  • A polymer or resin modifier


Preferred Collaboration types
  • Joint Development
  • Contract Research
  • Technology Licensing
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted

ICL Innovation welcomes responses from academic, research institutions, or other organizations who are interested in developing innovative technologies and sharing intellectual property in licensing. Approaches with demonstrated feasibility are preferred, but early stage approaches with sound scientific concepts are also welcome. Technologies aligned with business interest will enjoy full funding until implemented on an industrial scale.


We are looking for concise non-confidential proposals, statements of expertise, and other inquiries if your expertise fits our needs. To Respond, please use the Respond button located at the bottom of the page.




Point of Contact
Kevin Andrews
Area of Interest
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Engineering
  • Research Organizations
  • Universities & Colleges
ICL Innovation
Due Date
December 31, 2016
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