EPOXO THERM ® is a tough adherent, two-component Epoxy coating, which produces a hard, yet flexible coating film. EPOXO THERM ® will demonstrate excellent chemical and solvent resistance when utilized in harsh atmospheres, and will also provide outstanding water and humidity resistance. EPOXO THERM ® will adhere tenaciously to a variety of substrates, such as carbon steel ( phosphated or non-phosphated ), wood, and concrete. EPOXO THERM ® is made with similar Multi ~ Ceramic compounding as SUPERTHERM ® for insulation effectiveness equal to 4-6 inches of batt insulation materials.
EPOXO THERM ® has three ceramic compounds in the formula to slow heat conduction from radiant and conductive heat sources. This helps to prevent THERMAL SHOCK by the substrate, particularly concrete. The ceramic compounds also help this epoxy formulation to withstand the UV effects of the sun that will chalk all epoxy formulations.
* Solids: By volume 63.8%/ By weight 71%
* Dry Time: One hour to touch/overcoat window begins at twenty four hours at 70°F. degrees, or longer
* Lead and Chromate free
* Cures by Chemical reaction
* Weight: 9.5 lbs. per gallon
* Vehicle Type: Amine epoxy
* Shelf Life: up to 3 years (unopened) under appropriate storage conditions (see MSDS)
* VOC Level: 298 grams/liter, 2.49 lbs. per gallon
* The coating is made with a high-molecular weight resin
* The coating is designed to be applied to substrates that will be submerged
* Mix ratio: 1 part curing agent to 8 parts base; mechanically stir curing agent into base
* Induction period: 30 minutes @ 70°F. degrees
Vehicle type: Amine-epoxy
Lead and Chromate free
Dry time: To touch: 1 hours
To handle: 5 hours
To recoat: 5 hours or longer
Complete cure: 14 days
Pigment type: Varies with color
Application: Brush, roller, spray
Recommended film thickness:
Normal Applications ~ Wet: 16 mils Dry: 10.21 mils (recommend wet mil gauge)
Applied totally in 1 - 2 coats depending on vertical or horizontal substrate
Extreme Condensation or Icing Pipes ~ 105 - 120 mils WFT = 66.9 - 71.5 mils DFT
Gloss: 72 degrees / 60 degree meter
Flat finish due to ceramics
Can withstand 325 °F (163 °C)
A high-molecular weight resin
Approved for potable water usage under: AWWA D102-78 Sec. 3.2 Inside paint system no. 1
• As insulation to stop condensation on chiller pipes and domes - Dewpoint Chart or Dew Point Calculator
• As insulation to stop THERMAL SHOCK on concrete dams or canal locks
• As insulation in temperature controlled fisheries
• As a swimming pool liner to control and hold heat in the pool
• As a sealant to repair and insulate basement walls
• As insulation on any underwater substrate or where constant water splashing or pooling is a problem
OF SPECIAL INTEREST:
• Outstanding adhesion
• Good solvent resistance - can be washed down
• Excellent flexibility
• Excellent impact-resistance
• 6-8 hour pot-life
• Must remain white for insulation
• EPOXO THERM ® over studs, ceilings and roofing to help control condensation.
NOTE: When used in exterior coating applications, #ME Series products may chalk and lose gloss.
Do not apply over chlorinated rubber or where chlorinated rubber has been. Even after sandblasting, the chlorination can attack the solvents and brittle the coating.
CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY USED IN THIS PRODUCT:
Superior Products International has been experimenting with and developing the uses of "insulation and fire protection" ceramics for over 15 years. This category of ceramic functionality is new to the engineering fields. Only in recent years has the idea of insulation been associated with this new breed of ceramics.
Superior Products International knew that this area had not been thoroughly explored before, nor had any extensive documentation been presented for this application. In contrast, many articles and studies have been devoted to the abrasion resistant ceramic compounds and how they can be used in manufacturing and industrial markets.
Insulative ceramics are completely different and separate from those used for abrasion resistance. No extensive studies have been performed to determine which ceramic compounds, either natural or manmade would be best suited for eliminating heat transfer. Some studies have acknowledged the "reflection" of heat by mere radiation of sunlight but since very limited study has been performed, it was thought that reflection was all that this new category of ceramic could provide.
Superior Products International initially worked in the early 1990's with the aid of the ceramic engineers at the Marshall Space Center Laboratories, and it was discovered that no real research had been performed across the broad spectrum of possible ceramic compounds in order to determine the scope of ceramics stopping or slowing "heat conduction" rather than merely radiant heat reflection. It was also decided that Superior Products International would continue the R&D work over the next several years to discover the possibilities of this new design of ceramics. An extensive search was organized and begun to locate all possible types of ceramics compounds in the world market for trial-and-error testing. A system was designed to take each compound through a series of heat conduction tests to find its ability to stop heat conduction. More than 1,500 compounds were received and tested. From this R&D period, eight different compounds were identified as having the ability not only to catch and throw heat away from their surfaces in a manner similar to reflection but also to control heat transfer via conduction.
Superior Products International chose three of these ceramic compounds to develop its insulation coating called SUPERTHERM ®. A fourth ceramic was added in 2000 as part of our continued research in controlling heat transfer. This is a thin film coating that will protect against heat migration equal to six inches of fiberglass batt insulation when applied over surfaces facing the heat source. SUNSHIELD ® is inferior to SUPERTHERM ® but is still superior to any of the cheap imitations on the market. SUNSHIELD ® is less expensive because the Fire ceramic \ resistance and urethane \ toughness have been left out. SUNSHIELD ® does have the same dual acrylics and similar multi ceramic insulation package. EPOXO THERM ® likewise has a similar multi ceramic insulation package but in an Epoxy carrier. Epoxies are required for application to wet substrates such as in the case of extreme condensation - Dewpoint Chart
Seven of the ceramic compounds were also chosen to work in combination with one another in high heat situations. HOT PIPE COATING ® ( up to 700°F \ 370°C ) and HOT SURFACE COATING ® (from 65°C - 177°C / 150°F - 350°F ) were developed to capture surface heat and stop thermal transfer via conduction. OMEGA FIRE (SP 2001 F) ® will glaze and harden to stop flame, smoke or gas penetration and has a 3 hour Fire Resistance Rating. As with all of our protective coatings, each one is specifically engineered to solve a particular problem under a wide variety of application requirements and conditions
Unless the manufacturer provides a written warranty of fitness for a particular use, the manufacturer's sole warranty is that the product, as supplied, will meet then current sales specifications and is specific only to return of product found to be defective upon opening of container within one year. Customer's exclusive remedy and Superior's sole liability for breach of warranty is limited to refund of the purchase price or replacement of any product shown to be other than as warranted and the manufacturer expressly disclaims any liability for incidental or consequential damages.