Super Therm® Energy Savings Cool Ceramic Coating

Super Therm Ceramic Super Heat Block Shield Coating

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Super Therm® blocks 96.1% of solar heat and saves up to 20-50% (Industry tested) in energy use for over 30 years

Blocking the initial heat load is the “key” to controlling
solar heat load and flow into a building structure!

Special Ceramic formula developed with NASA

Super Therm® was developed as a ceramic solar heat block coating. In collaboration with the NASA, J.E. Pritchett created a water-based paint composed of four ceramic compounds embedded in a foundation of four resins.

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 solar heat block 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 heat block 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 3000 different kinds of ceramic components 3 ceramics with the greatest ability of radiation reflection and the smallest heat conductivity were ultimately selected.

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°C 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.

Later research proved inevitability of blocking also infrared radiation. Therefore the fourth ceramic membrane was added. Applying knowledge from space environment, a unique ceramic solar heat block coating for civil usage was created – Super Therm®.

Super Therm® solar heat block coating manufacturers, SPI II Inc. accomplished their most important task – the coating provided not only the heat reflection like other ceramic “solar heat – reflecting” coatings on the market but also blocked most of the heat transfer. View NASA Testing results.

That’s why Super Therm® is the Super Cool Heat Shield for your building.

Super Therm® Specifications

Total Solar Reflectance (TSR)96.1%
Solar Reflectance Index (SRI)103
U-value as W/m2/K0.070 W/m2/K
Solar Absorption.039
ColourEgg Shell White
TextureSilky Matt
Water BasedYes
Spread Rate per litre2.4m2 @ 425µ wet
Thickness in Microns (µ) Wet425µ
Thickness in Microns (µ) Dry250µ
Coat System1 Coat
Primer RequiredNo
ApplicationAirless, Brush, Roller
Maintenance Program RequiredNo
Expected Lifespan30+ Years
Shelf life3 Years
Fire RatingClass “A” by NASA
Acoustics RatedYes – 50-68%
Condensation ControlYes
Safety Data SheetsYes
Formulation4 Micron sized ceramics
BindingUrethanes & Acrylic
% by Solids70%
% by Volume54%
VOC grams per litre67
Australian Warranty20 Years*
Year Developed1989
Used Australia since1994
NASA DevelopmentYes
EPA ApprovedYes
Department of Energy TestedYes

0.0 m2 / 2.4 m2 / litre = 0.0 litres / 18.9 litres per 5 Gallon pail @ 250 microns = 0.0 pail + 0.0% for profile = 0.0 pails / 0.0 litres * Profile % based on corrugations and like profiles 20% extra as a guide. Brick mortar 15% extra. 10% for shipping containers profiles.

How does Super Therm Insulation Coating work?

Block 99.5% of infrared heat and 96.1% 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 solar heat block coating on the market today! Super Therm® also enhances the natural heat-shedding effect known as passive cooling. It is a passive cooling coating that reflects infrared heat off a surface and can cool the space without releasing additional heat to the environment. It provides daytime radiative cooling and turns any substrate into a passive cooling material with superior cooling performance.

What is Super Therm® Energy Savings Cool Ceramic Coating?

Super Therm® Solar Heat Block Coating has proven, time and time again for over 30 years to block solar heat and our quality, independent verification by leading laboratories sets Super Therm® apart from our competitors.

Super Therm® Energy Saving Cool Ceramic Coating was developed in 1989 and apart from having a very high 96.1% Total Solar Reflectance and very minimal energy transfer rate of just 0.070 W/m2/K it has the ultra rare validation of its integrity:

Super Therm® is a water-based solar heat block coating (thicker than a heat reflective paint) which contains 4 specific ceramics that work together unlike any other product on the market – two micron sized ceramics are reflective for UV and visual light, the third blocks the infrared solar heat energy and the fourth acts as a non-conductor for emissivity to stop solar heat load making it a safe, high performance and effective energy friendly solution. The ceramics have been tested to block:

  • 99% of Ultraviolet Radiation (UV)
  • 92% of Visual Light (Short Wave Radiation)
  • 99.5% of Infrared (Long Wave Radiation)
  • Block heat load non-conductor

At the foundation Super Therm® harmonises a unique combination of highly effective aliphatic urethanes for toughness and durability, elastomeric acrylics for elasticity, and resin additives which creates a moisture and ultraviolet barrier. The last polymer additive ensures a slow drying time to prevent cracking as well as adding a silky/matt finish.

The ceramic/resin combination has been shown to reflect both heat and fire, withstand elements for over 30 years, endure 180°c temperatures, bend 180° without cracking, and resist water and ultraviolet light in the toughest environments.

With a Total Solar Reflectance of 96.1 out of 100 it’s supreme for fire prevention, mould prevention, moisture control and reduces sound globally unlike any other.

With the rise of cool roof coatings/paints globally naturally more products, companies and players will jump on the bandwagon. They will say ‘cool roof coatings can significantly reduce energy consumption and save money’ but there’s a lot more to it for value, quality, longevity, application and results. Established evidence and science is essential!

Super Therm® exceeds all Australian U-value recommendation standards at only .070 W/m2/K heat conduction!

Roof insulation Improvement U-values of roof, wall, and floor insulation. (Roof U-values collected for light coloured roofs) – page 23.

Baseline Parameter is <1 W/m2/K
Improved Parameter is 0.217 W/m2/K
Super Therm is .070 W/m2/K

(W/m2/K = watts per metre square Kelvin)

Environmental benefits of Net Zero Emissions Target Coating

Super Therm® is truly a timely, Energy Star and environmentally-friendly solar heat block coating that addresses both stopping heat and fire protection with minimal effort in application labor, making it ideal for a wider market use. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency – USA) has recognised the environmental benefits of Super Therm® for reducing energy consumption and resulting pollution from energy consumption. It also creates a net benefit for the reduction of the Urban Heat Island effect.

Net Zero Emissions Target Super Therm Energy Savings Coating logo

Stop the heat, get cool and save energy…perfect for

Address Dubai Marina Hotel, Super Therm® completed application
Super Therm® used on a Pantech in Poland
The application of Super Therm® on the exterior of the Nissan Factory in Yokahama, Japan, resulted in a cooler roof as reported by Nissan
Blue Chip Casino Boat with Super Therm®, Rust Grip®, Moist Metal Grip and Enamo Grip®
Mitsubishi’s ‘tank terminal’ in Japan was coated with Super Therm® to stabalise fuel and oil storage
Super Therm® reduced flaring on LNG tanks owned by Saudi Arabia’s official oil company Saudi Aramco

Super Therm® is the only energy savings cool ceramic coating in the world that blocks 99.5% of infrared heat and stops heat load. It’s also the only ceramic coating developed with NASA. Super Therm® is the most effective, proven, durable and long lasting ceramic coating on the market…it’s the Super Cool Heat Shield!

Key Features and Benefits of Super Therm®

You will not find another product that can genuinely verify that it repels solar radiated heat, reflects convective heat and resists conducted heat. This solar 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 solar 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 solar heat block 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 solar heat block coating Tested and Blocks 96.1% of solar heat!

3. Proven to last over 30 years

4. Prevents thermal shock protecting your assets,
reduces fuel consumption and running engine costs

5. Environmentally friendly, safe and easy water based application. EPA & USDA approved!

The Ideal Solar Heat Block Solution!

The 21st century science of Super Therm®

Set your air conditioner to 25°C. Every degree you lower the thermostat drives your bill up by 6% – e.g. 20°C = 30% more!
Con Edison, NY. 

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.

Used by Multi-national Organisations and Governments

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.

Sony Koda saving 75% energy consumption

Nissan Factory in Yokahama, Japan with Super Therm®

Above: Nissan Factory, Yokahama, Japan: 165,000m2

Application for Sony KodaMayJune
Before Super Therm® applied3,767 KW5,647 KW
After Super Therm® applied519 KW1,896 KW

Source: Daiko Shokai, Japan | See more Japanese Saving Case Study results (pdf)

The basic principles of Super Therm® solar heat blocking properties are high-performance thermal reflection + low absorptive emissivity + high radiative emissivity + conductive resistance = the incredible thermal solar heat block of Super Therm®

Super Therm Insulation Coating Total Solar Reflectance rating 96.1

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.

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. 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 solar heat block 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. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency – USA) has recognised the environmental benefits of Super Therm® for reducing energy consumption and resulting pollution from energy consumption.


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)

Moisture Barrier

Super Therm® is not hydrophobic because they are water based, however the resins dry and form a moisture block and passed the 80 km/hr wind driven rain testing and other hydro testing to block moisture migration through the film.


0.0 m2 / 2.4 m2 / litre = 0.0 litres / 18.9 litres per 5 Gallon pail @ 250 microns = 0.0 pail + 0.0% for profile = 0.0 pails / 0.0 litres * Profile % based on corrugations and like profiles 20% extra as a guide. Brick mortar 15% extra. 10% for shipping containers profiles.

KW Savings from Super Therm® = Actual Dollar Savings

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