SUPERTHERM ® is a unique single component combination of high performance aliphatic urethanes, elastomeric acrylics, standard acrylics and resin additives in a water borne formula. No co-solvents are present and will dry by evaporation. Due to the unique combination of acrylics and urethanes, SUPERTHERM ® cures out completely in 14 - 21 days to an extremely tough, durable, non-yellowing, water resistant coating that also provides flexibility, water proofing and UV stability. SUPERTHERM ® has passed 2000 hours of salt spray testing which equals marine specifications and in fact has DNV certification. SUPERTHERM ® was built to meet the requirements of industrial uses which required a tough surface, and provide flexibility against stresses of contraction and expansion. Also, unlike all other "reflective" paints on the market which offer only a single reflective ceramic to provide heat reflection, SUPERTHERM ® is designed with four separate ceramic compounds for insulation from radiant heat, reflection, conduction and convection. SUPERTHERM ® ceramics are not the rough multifaceted type as the one found in other coatings, SUPERTHERM ® ceramics are ground to form microscopic spheres. The spherical shape permits the 4 types of ceramics to settle very tight together, not allowing air to interact between the ceramics; thus "plating". SUPERTHERM ® multi~ceramic insulation coating blocks 96% of the three sources of heat - visual light, ultra violet rays and infrared rays.
Therefore, SUPERTHERM ® is a true " insulating " coating and not just a reflective paint as are all the competing formulas in the market. Also tested by the Thermo Physical Research Laboratory for comparative R19 equivalent insulation factor SUPERTHERM ® blocked 92% of the heat. No other R19 equivalent insulator can claim that!. No Fiberglass, No Foam, No Cellulose, No other single ceramic paint!
~ One ceramic compounds is primarily to block Ultra Violet (UV) heat at 99%.
~ The second ceramic repels better than 92% of Visual Light (short wave) heat.
~ The third ceramic compound is to stop 92% heat and / or cold conduction by hollow sphere technology which is not glass.
~ The fourth ceramic compound is designed specifically for stopping infrared radiated heat. This ceramic blocks 99.5% of Infrared Radiation ( long wave ) to control the heat gain or loss to the envelope of buildings or equipment. This new compound was introduced in February 2000 as part of our continued research in controlling heat transfer.
~ The combination of acrylics provide elasticity and adhesion while the urethane adds toughness, binds the acrylics and compounds and also provides a moisture barrier. The fourth resin additive is what makes the complete resin blend to combine into a single component and extends the life of the coating. This resin / ceramic combination has been shown to repel both heat and fire, withstand elements for 30 to 40 years, endure 180 degree bend without cracking, resist water, acid rain and ultraviolet light. SUPERTHERM ® is a permanently flexible "breathable" membrane that stops water penetration and prevents corrosion and surface deterioration.
* Solids: By weight 65% / By volume 56%.
* Film Thickness: On all substrates SUPERTHERM ® should be applied at 16 mils wet / 8 mils dry. Under no circumstances should SUPERTHERM ® be applied at less than 8 mils dry.
* Dry Time: One hour to touch at 70°F. degrees and bright sun / Overcoat window is two hours or longer at 70°F. degrees / Fully cures in twenty one days.
* Lead and chromate free.
* Cures by evaporation with no co-solvents present.
* Weight: 11.88 lbs. per gallon.
* Shelf Life: up to 3 years (unopened) under appropriate storage conditions (see MSDS).
* VOC Level: 21 grams/liter.
* pH: 8.5 - 9.0. * Viscosity: 105-110 KU.
VOC-Compliant: Only 21 grams/liter. Limit is 420 grams. Qualifies under Green Seal limits of 100 grams/liter (g/l) for Flat interior & exterior paints
US Consumer Product Safety Commission approved
USDA \ CFIA approved for use around foods
SUPERTHERM ® PROTECTS AGAINST MOLD, MILDEW and other PATHOGENS
Flame Spread Class " A " Rating with " 0 " flame spread (NASA) (Omega Point Laboratories - ASTM E84 \ UL 723)
Smoke Developed Class " A " Rating with " 0 "smoke developed (Omega Point Laboratories - ASTM E84)
" K " Rating with No off gassing (NASA)
BOCA Evaluation Services Inc. Certified and listed as "Thermal Insulation Materials"
GSA listed with US government
Energy Star approved partner
Reduction of BTU conduction through a steel plate from 367.2 to 3.99 at a thickness of 8 mils DFT ( 8/1000 " ) This reduction is written for steel, concrete or any other substrate material.
The combination of reflectivity, emissivity and thermal conductivity equals R19 ( ASTM C236 )
"R" Value improvement ratio: ASTM C236 test verified that using SUPERTHERM ® over an existing "R" value material will enhance the total of the "R" value performance of the system. The control fiber glass board tested to K=0.52. When SUPERTHERM ® was applied at the standard 8 mils dry, the certified improvement to the "R" value was 68%. One coat each at 8 mils of SUPERTHERM ® applied to opposite sides of the same "R" rated material improved the "R" performance by 148%. Therefore, based upon the 68% improvement ratio, a minimum of R13 material or system can be improved to R21.8 by applying one coat of SUPERTHERM ®.
Spreads at 100 sf/gallon which gives a thickness of 16 mils Wet (WFT) = 8 mils Dry (DFT)
Elongation 125% \ Flexibility 180 degree bend test ( ASTM 1737 - 1/8 " mandrel )
Weathering 10 years \ UV resistance - 2000 hours \ Hail resistant to cracking
Can withstand acid rain, chemical vapours and direct mild acid splash
Salt Spray 2000 + hours \ ASTM B117 Corrosion Test 450 hours ASTM D1654 over black steel Rating procedure B:9
Contains anti-flash rusting components
Sound deadening of 68% is accomplished by blocking sound waves in the same manner as blocking heat waves. Separate testing was performed in association with UNC and Stoughton Trailers. Both recorded the same 68% reduction.
USES: (Partial list)
Condensation Control - Dewpoint Chart or Dew Point Calculator
Insulating storage tanks (water, chemical, fuel)
Roofing new and old, flat or inclined Military and Government SUPERTHERM ® Versus White Paint comparison
Ceilings and interior walls to stop heat from escaping
Floors (infloor heating under tubing)
Cold storage (freezers, reefer units)
Ice rinks, indoor swimming pools
Delivery Vans ( UPS )
SUPERTHERM ® over studs, ceilings and roofing to block and prevent heat gain or loss.
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 ® have the same dual acrylics and similar multi ceramic insulation package. EPOXO THERM ® like wise 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.
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 - 204°C / 150°F - 400°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.
SUPERTHERM ® is extremely environmentally friendly. The VOC's ( Volatile Organic Compounds ) are only 21 grams/liter. The limit is 420 grams. SUPERTHERM ® is 11.9 times less toxic than that of typical latex paint which has a VOC of 250 g/L. SUPERTHERM ® has received a " K " rating by NASA for toxic off gassing which is the highest rating available. In addition to the inherent thermal deficiencies in fiberglass, there is also the possibility of some inherent health concerns. For further information regarding the very real possibility of fiberglass being as carcinogenic as asbestos visit the Fiberglass Information Network. SUPERTHERM ® VS. FIBERGLASS
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.