would block the different radiation waves the most effectively, producing the following results:
- Multiceramics Insulation Paint blocks 99% of UV heat
- Multiceramics Insulation Paint blocks 92% of Visual Light (short wave) heat
- Multiceramics Insulation Paint blocks 99% of Infrared (long wave) heat
This results in an average of over 96% of heat blocked! What does this mean? In order to block heat using the old methods of insulation, such as fiberglass, rock wool, foam, etc., the heat is 100% accepted to load into the initial surface facing the sun. In order to slow down the heat transfer into the interior area, a thick material is placed on the opposite side of the initial surface to control this heat load. The ability to do this determines the "R" value of the insulation.
The "R" value is determined by an insulation capability to control heat "after the fact" - meaning that the initial surface facing the sun has absorbed 100% of the radiation heat LOAD, and then evaluating the thick layer of insulation’s ability to control the transfer of heat, thus resulting in the appropriate “R” value.
Multiceramics Insulation Paint blocks 95%+ of the initial heat load, meaning that the initial surface facing the sun only absorbs 5% of the initial heat load, not 100% as in traditional insulating technologies. This 5% value represents substantially less heat transfer than that experienced by traditional insulation, which slow down but do not stop, the transfer of heat.
microns (10 mils) of Multiceramics Insulation Paint, the “K” value was 0.21. The lower the “K” value, the better the “R” value.
The "R" value rating system was designed for thick insulation materials. For any material to actually have an "R" value, it must be a minimum of one inch (25mm) thick. We commissioned certified laboratories to do testing on heat available for transfer, and what actually makes it through the substrate to give an “R” equivalent value, and thus show its effectiveness.
"Emissivity" has recently become very important issue in heat control for engineering and architectural groups. The higher the emissivity value, the more effective the surface of the coating is in throwing off the heat that was absorbed. The “black box” testing procedure is used to determine how much of the radiation heat loading is emitted after it has been absorbed.
Multiceramics Insulation Paint absorbs only 5% of the radiation heat and then throws off 91% of this absorbed heat. This has been tested and listed by three agencies to be correct under the newly developed testing procedures.
Bombardier Engineering decided to test Multiceramics Insulation Paint against standard wrap type insulation that have the "R" rating values, such as Fiberglass, to compare the performance of each. Three inches (75mm) of fiberglass thickness was tested to have a “K” value of 0.53. In comparison, a 250-micron thickness (10 mils or credit card thickness) of Multiceramics Insulation Paint was tested in the lab and found to have a “K” value of 0.31. When both sides of the same wall were coated with 250-Fiberglass has only an “R 19” value when it is a full 6 inches (150mm) thick, not compacted in any way, and when there is "0" humidity in the air. Fiberglass must be fully protected from the atmospheric elements by a metal jacket. During varied weather conditions, the metal jacket changes temperatures, which results in condensation and causes the fiberglass to become wet. This destroys all of its insulative ability and can happen as quickly as 1 month of use. Fiberglass or rock wool only works in a controlled lab, and never in the field to its reported "R" value.
Multiceramics Insulation Paint has been consistent in blocking heat LOAD in all weather conditions over many years. In 15 years of evaluation on sections of an old roof, Multiceramics Insulation Paint only lost 8% of it's heat blocking ability. There is no comparison between Multiceramics Insulation Paint and traditional insulation.