TLX Cargo invents revolutionary SOLARAP fabric for sun protection

Date: 03 May 2024
TLX Cargo invents revolutionary SOLARAP fabric for sun protection
TLX Cargo invents revolutionary SOLARAP fabric for sun protection
UV radiation poses a significant threat to our skin because melanin pigments provide partial protection by absorbing and reflecting incoming radiation. Taking inspiration from this natural protection, TLX Cargo developed SOLARAP, the next generation solar barrier material used in the TLX8 thermal pallet covers.

TLX8 is designed to protect pharmaceutical and perishable goods from excessive solar radiation on asphalt and mitigate temperature fluctuations during transport.

Thomas Hunt, CEO of TLX Cargo, shares: “After two years of focused research and development, we have an exceptional thermal pallet coating that we will be able to offer to the market in 2024. Our team has developed a new concept for solar control material that will be used to protect temperature-sensitive cargo around the world.
SOLARAP nanopores boast an impressive surface area of 35.3 m2/g, which is equivalent to eight football fields. These miniature round pores form an effective barrier to ultraviolet light, scattering and absorbing incoming radiation."

SOLARAP's research journey began in the UK and quickly moved to Australia, where real-world conditions proved necessary to develop and test its effectiveness.

Senior Research Scientist Alice Harrop explains: “Protecting vaccines from temperature shock is challenging due to the varied spectrum of solar radiation. These waves vary in intensity and angle of attack, depending on atmospheric conditions and the position of the Sun. SOLARAP adapts accordingly, working harder. as the temperature rises."

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