Properties

of thermal insulation coating

Thermal insulation

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By thermally insulating, we limit excessive heat flow, and thus reduce energy losses and increase the thermal comfort of the facility Based on the tests and measurements performed, the results show that a layer of thermal insulation coating with a thickness of 1 mm is the equivalent of 6 to 10 cm of polystyrene. The results vary depending on the chosen test methodology (test standards, measurement stands) and environmental conditions. Due to the variety of places and parameters in which our coatings work, the least favorable but safe conversion factor should be used in the calculations, according to which 1 mm is equal to 6 cm of polystyrene (in the case of GoTherm®) or 10 cm of polystyrene (in the case of AT Termo®).

Anti-condensation effect

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Condensation causes the formation of moisture on the exposed surface, and thus its degradation.

How does condensation occur?

Condensation of water on surfaces depends primarily on the temperature and humidity of the air. Water vapor in contact with a cold partition with a temperature below the so-called “dew point” condenses and causes moisture to accumulate.

The precipitating condensate often leads to significant heat losses as well as degradation of the surface finish of the partitions.

Condensation of water

The paint shifts the “dew point” and blocks the formation of condensation on these surfaces. Thanks to its thermal insulation properties, it blocks the condensation of water vapor, insulates and protects the substrate against unfavorable conditions.

The pictures opposite show the temperature difference on the surface of the chilled water system. After applying only 1.2 mm of paint, the precipitation of condensate was stopped.

Protection against hot surfaces

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High-temperature surfaces (e.g. hot pipes) are areas that are hazardous to safety and often lead to burns.

The tests carried out by the Silesian University of Technology confirm that even a few minutes of touching the surfaces transporting the medium with a temperature above 80°C and protected with thermal insulation paint does not cause any injuries.

Reflection of solar radiation

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Thermal radiation is the cause of overheating of the building in the summer – because the heat penetrates through the heated walls to the inside of the rooms, as well as faster cooling of the building in winter – because the heat escapes outside.

Tests carried out by the Institute of Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes in Gliwice confirmed that the total reflectance of solar radiation TSR for paints exceeds 90%. The phenomenon of “urban heat islands”, overheated attics and buildings heated to very high temperatures include effects caused by solar radiation. Reflective paint, which acts as a shield and reflects the radiation, helps to reduce these adverse effects.

Antibacterial and fungicidal activity

Microbes such as bacteria and fungi are the cause of many diseases and infections, so it is important to prevent their formation.

Microbiological tests commissioned by us, performed in the Microbiology Laboratory, confirmed the antimicrobial effect of coatings on the most common bacteria causing the spread of infections, such as Staphylococcus aureus.

The test results leave no illusions and clearly confirm that in the case of Candida albicans fungus, the fungicidal effectiveness is 99.8%.

Mold prevention

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Moisture that can form on a poorly insulated surface is an ideal environment for the growth of harmful and unsightly mold.

Conditions conducive to the formation of mold most often occur in the place of thermal bridges. This is where the moisture builds up and maintains the temperature at which mycelium builds up and the mold spores rapidly multiply on the wall.

Thanks to anti-mould properties, our paints and masses effectively prevent the growth of mold and protect the surface against its re-blooming.