The release of new products designed to protect the environment is always encouraging, and the recent collaboration between Malarkey Roofing Products® and 3M is no exception. The two companies worked toward their shared goal of improving air quality, and the result of their effort is the 3M™ smog-reducing granule.
In this article, top-rated roof installation contractor Affordable Roof Care shares more information about the 3M™ smog-reducing granules.
How It Works
Made with a specialized photocatalytic coating on the base mineral, 3M roofing granules are integrated throughout the surface of Malarkey’s roofing shingles, which are installed by licensed roofers. The special coating is activated by the sun’s UV rays, as it blends into various shingle color combinations.
Free radicals are produced as sunlight hits the shingles consisting of smog-reducing granules. They transform nitrogen oxide gases into water-soluble ions, which means smog particles are broken down, allowing them to be washed away by rainfall. This solution to smog pollution is promising. In fact, it has been named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2018.
Improving Air Quality One Step at a Time
Smog mostly comes from car emissions and industrial facilities. Health problems due to smog can be serious, leading to grave complications such as respiratory disease. In the fight against climate change, efforts such as this are very important to the environment and to global health. Hopefully, more manufacturers will follow suit in creating innovations that help reduce pollution. Even with a tiny step, different industries can make a big difference in ensuring cleaner air for everyone.
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