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  1. ThermaCote® for Concrete Applications

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    ThermaCote is…

    • Air Permeable with Water Breathability
    • Allows asphalts to stay Cool to the Touch
    • No Off-gassing, Ultra-Low Volatile Organic Compounds’s
    • Easy Application with Minimal Upkeep Required

    Potential Concrete Applications:

    • Concrete Slabs for Structures
    • Roadway Columns and Overpasses
    • Concrete Wall Coverage
    • Roadway Bridge Structures
    • Sidewalks, Driveways, and Garage Surfaces

     

    Concrete structures are subjected to just about every kind of abuse – impact, abrasion, chemical attack, and thermal shock. Due to its porous nature, concrete tends to create dust from wear and abuse over time which leads to expedited abrasion, chemical attack, and weatherization. As a substrate Concrete holds in heat transferred from surrounding elements causing the structure to measure hotter to the touch than its surrounding environment. For these reasons, concrete needs protection. ThermaCote® seals the envelope of any concrete structure which adds protection from weatherization, oxidation, cracks, and ware. In addition to improving the life of the substrate, ThermaCote® mitigates thermal bridging which will stop the concrete structure from absorbing heat. The drastic reduction in the amount of heat held by a ThermaCote® coated Concrete structure will lead to reduced energy costs and a positive impact on reducing the Urban Heat Island Effect. Reducing heat transfer, corrosion, abrasion, all while improving weatherization and the sustainability of substrates are what our ThermaCote® coating specializes in!

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  2. ThermaCote® for Asphalt Protection

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    The act of coating a surface or substrate with ThermaCote® helps that surface to resist absorption of heat caused by changes in temperature or exposure to direct sunlight. As you know, asphalt black tops can become upwards of 120 degrees F on even a moderately sunny day. ThermaCote® can be the solution for reducing the surface temperature while combating the common issue of the of the Urban Heat Island Effect in residential areas.  ThermaCote® adds traction for streets and parking structures without the addition of aggregate materials. This gives our coating the special ability to maintain a smooth finish when applied, while reducing skid and slips simultaneously. When tested in wet conditions, ThermaCote® improves the safety of regular asphalt and concrete surfaces and is proven safe for vehicular and pedestrian traffic in accordance with the slip and skid resistance standard of California (ASTM C1028 and California Test 342). ThermaCote® is not slippery when wet!

    At 5.3 g/l, ThermaCote® has an exceptionally low Volatile Organic Compound makeup and is certified for indoor air quality within classrooms and offices ThermaCote® is composed of over 80% solids which means that, not only will the thickness remain more accurate wet to dry, there is also very little material that can be evaporated. Manufacturing green products in order to reduce our global footprint is a priority at ThermaCote, Inc.

    To download the complete write up on the City of Los Angeles LACI Cool Pavement testing demo please click the link below:

    ThermaCote Asphalt and Concrete Protection

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  3. ThermaCote® and Duct Insulation

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    What is the most effective way to insulate, while also eliminating corrosion in the ducts of air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation systems?

    ThermaCote® reduces the temperatures in your HVAC-R ducts, while simultaneously preventing condensation & moisture build up.

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    How does ThermaCote® reduce condensation and moisture?

    The risk of humidity increases as the temperature difference between the interior and exterior of the duct grows.

    Duct insulation falls off as result of condensation and corrosion under insulation. Rust is produced by condensation and moisture inside insulating materials. Condensation occurs when the amount of moisture in the air is higher than the volume of air can absorb. This is usually caused by the cooling of warm, humid air, so excess moisture condenses on the wall of the duct. Condensation starts when you have more than 10°C difference between inside and outside of the duct.

    If you want to protect your existing HVAC-R duct-work or considering a new system, you should seriously consider applying ThermaCote® on your ducts. ThermaCote® reduces surface temperature by 38%, therefore eliminates condensation of your HVAC-R ducts.

     

    By reduction of the surface temperature by 38%, the difference between inside and outside of the duct is close, ThermaCote eliminates the condensation, reduces humidity and prevents the rust on the HVAC-ducts.  Too it reduces maintenance costs and eliminates radiant heat from hot ducts. In addition, ThermaCote maintains the temperature inside by controlling heat losses. Furthermore, the elimination of fiberglass reduces the size of space needed for installation. ThermaCote is approved by the European Cool Roof Council. It increases the insulation and solar reflection; hence it protects and extends the lifetime of your roof and their equipment.

    More advantages of ThermaCote®:

    • Thermal insulation of roofs and facades.
    • saving up to 40% energy
    • Increases efficiency of HVAC-R systems.
    • Increases efficiency of PV solar panels.
    • Quick application
    • Durable and Quality

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  4. Greenbuild International 2018

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    ThermaCote has been part of the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo community for almost a decade now! Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. This conference and expo brings together industry leaders, experts, and professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work. Participants leave invigorated and inspired. Leaders find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose. 

    We will be attending the 2018 GreenBuild Show in Chicago, IL and would love for you to join us!

    The event is November 14-16 so if you would like a free pass to be a guest at GreenBuild – please register below!

    Register for GreenBuild!

    Also, take some time to checkout this great video of last years festivities! – Greenbuild 2017