Alliance Insights: Cool Blue

A new, non-toxic, no-fade, deep-blue pigment with highly reflective properties is on the cusp of commercialization for a variety of applications.

Why It Matters: YInMn blue (an acronym for its trio of natural elements) could fuel the cool roof movement into mainstream acceptance. Real-world tests have shown significant reductions in thermal transfer and far better surface reflectance compared to conventional dark colors.

Read how it was discovered by accident

Read how it is being commercialized & early performance test results