New lightweight paint developed without using pigments for color


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This Is the Lightest Paint in the World

Because structural color can blanket an entire surface with just a thin, ultralight layer, Chanda thinks this will be a game changer—for airlines. A Boeing 747 needs about 500 kilograms of paint. He estimates that his paint could cover the same area with 1.3 kilograms. That’s more than 1,000 pounds shaved off each plane, which would reduce how much fuel is needed per journey.

It's obviously not available yet, and who knows when it would get into the hands of consumers, but I can't help but imagine how it would be great for model making too. Imagine the sharpness of detail if your paint layer was a fraction of what you need now with conventional paints.

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