Super Therm® Ceramic Insulation Coating
Super Therm®…the simple heat shield!
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Super Therm® blocks 95% of solar heat and saves up to 20-50% (Industry tested) in energy use for over 30 years
Stop the heat, get cool and save money!
Block 99.5% of infrared heat and 95% overall!
Our mission to passively stop as much heat as possible in an environmentally friendly way and Super Therm® is without doubt the most effective and longest lasting ceramic insulation coating on the market today!
Super Therm® has proven, time and time again for over 30 years to stop 95% of heat. It contains 4 high performance ceramics that work together unlike any other product on the market – two of the ceramics are reflective for UV and visual light, one acts as a non-conductor for emissivity and the fourth blocks the infrared solar heat energy making it a high performance and effective energy friendly solution.
Super Therm® is a water-based product which harmonises a unique combination of highly effective aliphatic urethanes, elastomeric acrylics, and resin additives to produce a tough yet flexible coating.
You will not find another product that can genuinely verify that it repels radiated heat, reflects convective heat and resists conducted heat. This heat load prevention on roofs and walls greatly reduces temperatures and stops heat entering a building, therefore electricity bill savings through reduced KW power use and better comfort, well being and profitability.
Super Therm® resists the loading of surface heat over the envelope of a building to stop heat load before it starts.
With Super Therm®, you can combat visual, ultraviolet and infrared light as the radiational heat load. It is an environmentally safe and advanced scientific formulated ceramic insulation coating stemming from developments with NASA‘s space agency
5 Key Benefits of High Performance Super Therm®
1. Saves you thousands in energy costs with clients
showing ROI within 3 years*
2. World’s only insulation coating Tested and Blocks 95% of solar heat (radiational) – Infra Red 99.5%, UV 99% & Visual 92% energy!
3. Proven to last over 30 years with a 20 year Manufacturer’s Guarantee*
4. Prevents thermal shock protecting your assets,
reduces fuel consumption and running engine costs
5. Environmentally friendly, safe and easy water based application. USDA approved!
The Ideal Insulation Solution!
Super Therm® reduces temperatures therefore giving a 20-50% (Industry Tested) increase in energy efficiency by reducing heat load and therefore less air conditioner power consumption to keep your environment cool.
Super Therm® has been thoroughly tested and proven. It has been used by many multi-national organisations and governments which have applied millions of m2 around the world since it was first released in 1989. It has continued its long lasting, award-winning, proven success for over 30 years and the benefits, environmental rewards and sustainable results are comprehensive.
The basic principles of Super Therm® insulative properties are high-performance thermal reflection + low absorptive emissivity + high radiative emissivity + conductive resistance = the incredible thermal insulation of Super Therm®
Super Therm® greatly reduces the roof temperature, improves the work environment and increases the efficiency of air conditioning. In cool environments it also keeps heat inside a room in winter, so it reduces the energy consumption throughout the year.
Sony Koda saving 75% energy consumption
Above: Nissan Factory, Yokahama, Japan: 200,000m2
|Application for Sony Koda||May||June|
|Before Super Therm® applied||3,767 KW||5,647 KW|
|After Super Therm® applied||519 KW||1,896 KW|
|TOTAL KW SAVINGS||87%||67%|
Key Features and Benefits of Super Therm®
- Blocks 95% of Heat Load (blocks the absorption and transfer of heat)
- 99% of Ultra Violet Radiation (UV)
- 92% of Visual Light (Short Wave Radiation)
- 99.5% of Infrared (Long Wave Radiation)
- TSR Rated 96.1
- 99.5 BTU Block Rating / Tested in Japan, USA and Russia
- NASA Tested and approved with Class “A” Fire rating – No ﬁre spread
- 30+ years lifespan with ongoing USA test
- 20 year Manufacturer’s Guarantee (approved applicator)
- Works even when dirty – white paints have been tested reduce reflectivity by 30% within 1.5 years
- 60% solids by volume – no need for 2 applications or priming – it’s thick – may need corrosion treatment on metal roofs
- Energy Savings = Reduced KW power & electricity costs
- 20-50% energy reductions as tested by the USA Dept of Energy
- Safe and non-toxic for humans & animals
- FDA approval for use around food and potable water
- Global applications and solutions
- Low VOC & Environmentally Friendly
- Energy Star, LEED and CRRC Rated
- Water based
- Mould and Mildew resistant
- Moisture resistant
- Sound resistant
- No maintenance & single application
- Easy to apply
A 21st Century insulation formula
Super Therm® contains two reflective ceramics that act to deflect radiant heat and reduce surface heat build up. A third ceramic stops hot/cold conduction by providing a microscopic dead air space between the surface and substrate. In the foundation, two acrylic resins provide elasticity, adhesion and water resistance. A third urethane resin creates a moisture and ultraviolet barrier.
Special Ceramics developed with NASA
The last polymer additive ensures a slow drying time to prevent cracking as well as add a silky finish. The resin/ceramic combination has been shown to reflect both heat and fire, withstand elements for 30 to 40 years, endure 180° temperatures, bend without cracking, and resist water and ultraviolet light.
Super Therm® was developed as a ceramic coating insulation. In collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Technology Utilization Office, J.E. Pritchett created a water-based paint composed of four ceramic compounds embedded in a foundation of four resins.
The ceramics used in Super Therm® do not conduct heat. Therefore, you will not feel any heat even when those ceramics are burned on your hand with a 1300℃ burner.
Physics show that ceramics melts at thousands of centigrade unlike metal, plastics and fibreglass and ceramics do not release poisonous chemicals. Ceramics are a natural insulator.
Creation and progress of Super Therm® was achieved in NASA when trying to develop a heat shield for space shuttles that thanks to the advanced ceramic insulation technology resisted extreme heat fluctuations (see the Super Therm® story and science).
On the basis of this, the manufacturer SPI II Inc. USA decided to collaborate in developing of their main product Super Therm® with the research centres at NASA. Successful development of the insulating coating with inimitable characteristics succeeded in particular thanks to collaboration of the scientists and ceramic engineers from Marshall Space Center (NASA). After 2 years of testing of more than 600 different kinds of ceramic components 3 ceramics with the greatest ability of radiation reflection and the smallest heat conductivity were ultimately selected.
Later researches proved inevitability of blocking also infrared radiation. Therefore the fourth ceramic membrane was added. Applying knowledge from space environment, a unique ceramic insulation coating for civil usage was created – Super Therm®.
Super Therm® insulation coating manufacturers, SPI II Inc. accomplished their most important task – the coating provided not only the heat reflection like other ceramic “heat – reflecting” coatings on the market but also blocked most of the heat transfer. View NASA Testing results.
Performance Durability is Outstanding
There are many “reflective coatings” that have an initial reflectivity of 80 to 90%, but lose reflectivity by 20% in 1 to 2 years. As a result, the temperature reduction effect is lost. Super Therm®‘s initial reflectivity is 92.2%, and it is demonstrated that the reflectivity after 12 years is 79.8% and that of after 15 years is 73%.
Even when the Super Therm® surface becomes dirty, it does not affect the room temperature reduction effect thanks to the effect of special ceramics proven for over 30 years. Compare Super Therm® to reflective coatings test.
The SPI Coating System of Super Therm® provides insulation against radiation heat transfer and conductive heat transfer, blocks the absorption of moisture, air infiltration, condensation, and mould and mildew, and is a fire resistant coating with zero flame spread and zero smoke.
Super Therm® is accepted by the USDA as a non-toxic coating in terms of food sanitation, and it can be used in food factories, dairy factories, and on the interiors of stockbreeding buildings. The quality tests of water in Japan also prove its harmlessness.
Super Therm® is classified as the highest class “K” with zero off-gassing in the flammability test at NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center). Super Therm® does not emit any toxic gases in fire.
The burning test by Japan Railway Rollingstock and Machinery Association for railway vehicle (8-135K) proves that Super Therm® is nonflammable. Super Therm® is classified as the highest class “A” rated having “0” flame spread on all three samples in the flammability test at NASA (Marshall Space Flight Center)