An Interesting Change is Coming to Port Credit’s Iconic Lighthouse

Published May 9, 2019 at 6:26 pm


You may not realize it, but Mississauga is slowly becoming a hub of new technologies, and one up-and-coming company is Ecotip Ltd.

Ecotip Ltd., a company from the Czech Republic, recently announced that they will be demonstrating the effectiveness of one their products in Canada.

One of their new coatings will soon be applied to Port Credit’s iconic lighthouse this month. The company does not have an exact date at this time.

This project will be the first in Canada to adopt this technology on a heritage building. Depending on how well this coating performs, it may become the first of many to be applied with this technology.

More specifically, the project will entail applying a photocatalytic coating that oxidises pollutants in the surrounding air on contact by utilising UV rays. The coating primarily consists of titanium dioxide and is nanotechnology.

That’s right. Once thought as only possible in science fiction, nanotech is already here and a part of our community.

The coating cleans the surrounding air of pollutants such as PM 2.5s, fine particulates, benzene, carbon monoxide and other substances. In addition, it preserves the look of the structure for up to 10 years by making it impossible for any stains, mould, mildew, or algae from developing on the lighthouse. It is a self-cleaning technology that requires zero maintenance.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article stated that FN Nano was the up-and-coming company. However, the correct name of the company is Ecotip Ltd. The article has since been corrected, we regret the error.

Cover photo courtesy of @idris.yyz

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