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revolutionary new way to insulate, repair, maintain & preserve roof &
wall systems, both exterior & interior.
Thermal-Ply21 Elastomeric Coating (TPEC), blended
with our proprietary Micro-Cells, was designed and developed to reduce
heat for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential use. On
exterior or interior surfaces, including unprimed and galvanized metal
in any climate. As little as .5 to .8 mm of this Glass Sphere Thermal
Barrier Liquid Applied Roof Coating, can give savings equal to 152+
millimeters of other types of insulation. Insulation values of R-20 can
Unlike some paint and roof coatings that make insulation
claims based solely on reflectivity, TPEC creates a Thermal Barrier that
dissipates heat away from the area where applied. These coatings,
combined with the Micro-Cells, bonds to surfaces other products cannot,
such as unprimed or galvanized metal, tile, asphalt, bituminous or
composition roofs, and wood that is subject to swelling and shrinking.
TPEC is liquid applied, insulates itself as well as
the surface it protects from weather damage, and it can last 2 to 3
times longer than conventional products. Because it is liquid applied,
TPEC becomes a one piece rubber like membrane roof or wall system. The
temperature insulation properties unique to this coating also makes it a
Every exterior roof and wall system has a common
enemy, the sun, where conventional dark-colored roofs and dark colored
walls tend to absorb the sun's rays and break down due to UV
degradation. TPEC can actually reflect up to 90% of the sun's heat,
radiation, and destructive UV rays.
This heat reduction can keep the surface temperature
cooler in summer than any regular coated or covered wall or roof. The
reduced UV degradation allows the surface to remain highly flexible, so
it can tolerate the expansion and contraction (Thermal Shock) of the
substrate without cracking. Even at surface temperatures as low as -26°C.
High durability translates into less maintenance, while repairs only
require acrylic caulk or a roof coating touchup. All of this amounts to years
or additional life for the wall or roof.
TPEC is Energy Star Rated
In light of the work that the U.S. General Services
Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service (PBS) is involved in the
sustainable design area, there is considerable discussion about the use
of “low VOC” paints and roof coatings GSA and other governmental agencies
use in new construction and repair/alteration processes. The technology
of “low VOC” paints and coatings such as TPEC, makes their use a
very viable option in pursuing environmentally preferable products and
promoting a more sustainable environment.
VOC's are any organic compounds that are in a gaseous state of evaporate
at typical ambient temperatures. VOC's include a variety of chemicals,
such as benzene, carbon tetrachloride, and styrene. These are highly
toxic and have been proven to cause both short-term and long-term health
effects. These health effects include temporary shortness of breath,
asthma, lung irritation and chronic diseases such a pulmonary fibrosis.
VOC's are often thought of as the sole indicator for how healthy a paint
or coating is. Chemicals in paints and coatings that offgas (volatilize)
are most likely to be inhaled and affect our health. VOC's adversely
impact the ambient air quality. Outside, VOC's may react with other
pollutants, for example; the reaction of VOC's and nitrous oxides from
combustion of fossil fuels to create ground level ozone and
photochemical smog. The reduction of VOC emissions can significantly
lessen the impact on global warming. The use of TPEC with it's very low
VOC's, 50 grams per liter, assist in the reduction of these emissions.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard limits the amount of
VOC's in paints and roof coatings; it is based on the reduction of the
ground-level ozone generated. The table below shows the EPA standards in
comparison with the California South Coast Air Management Distr4ict's
and Green Seal standards for low VOC flat and non-flat interior and
exterior paints and coatings.
EPA VOC Guidelines for Paints – regulations U.S. effective 9/13/99:
|Interior and Exterior:
||250 g/l flat & 380 g/l non flat
|California South Coast Air Mgmt Dist.:
||100 g/l (yr. 2001) flat & 420 g/l non
|Voluntary and Green Seal Standards:
||Interior – 50 g/l flat & 150 g/l non
Exterior – 100 g/l flat & 200 non-flat
|According to the EPA, it is almost impossible to
eliminate all VOC emissions entirely from paints and roof coatings. Listed
here are the VOC range's for paints and coatings:
||51 – 250 g/l
|TPEC, at 50 g/l is listed as Zero VOC with the EPA, and we are
working on gaining a lower VOC level. At 50 g/l our roof coatings are one of the very lowest in the industry and
are friendly to the environment.
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