Thermal Insulating Paint
Heat naturally flows from warm
area to cooler areas, regardless of directions. In
winter, heat flows from the inside of a building
to the outside. This flow of heat can never be
stopped completely, but the rate at which it flows
can be reduced by using material which have a high
resistance to heat flow.
Heat is transferred in three distinct ways, any
or all of which may be occuring at any given time!
Conduction - Conduction is
the transfer of heat through a solid object. When
one part of an object is heated, the molecules
within it begins to move faster and more
vigorously, when these molecules hit other
molecules within the object they cause heat to be
transferred through the entire object.
Convection - Convection is the transfer
of heat by the movement of a fluid (water, air,
etc.) Inside of a wall cavity, air removes heat
from a warm interior wall, then circiulates to the
colder exterior wall where it loses the heat.
Radiation - Any object will radiate heat
to cooler objects around it by giving off "heat
waves". This is a direct transfer of heat from one
object to another, without heating the air in
between. This is the same process in which the
Earth receives the heat from Sun or a wood stove
supplies heat to its surroundings.
Obviously an important step in the creation of
an energy efficient house or building is to
control heat loss, which accounts fro 70% of the
total energy loss of a home. As was previously
stated, heat will flow in any direction where a
temperature difference occurs. Therefore all areas
which seperates the interior of a house or
building from outside or which seperates heated
spaces from unheated (or air conditioned) spaces
need to have a high resistance to heat flow, in
other word, they should be insulated!
How does insulation work?
Insulation is any material that
slows the rate of heat flow from a warm area to a
cooler one. The more the rate is slowed, the
better the insulative qualities of the material.
Its ability to resist heat flow is measured as an
R or RSI (metric) value, the higher the R-value,
the more the material will resist the flow of
heat. In order to be effective, insulation
material must be able to reduce the transfer of
heat by conduction, convection and radiation, this
is determined by both its physical properties and
Conduction - Since conduction is the
transfer of heat through solid objects, most
insulations contain tiny 'pockets of air. These
air pockets reduced the conductive heat loss by
minimizing the amount of "solid" material within a
wall or ceiling.
Convection - In large air space, such as
a wall cavity, large amount of heat can be lost
through convection (and radiation) As long as the
insulation is carefully installed to completely
fill the cavity, there should be no air spaces in
which convection heat loss can occur.
Radiation - Most insulation has a
cellular structure which blocks the flow of heat
by radiation. If the cavity is completely filled
with insulation, radiant heat loss through the
walls or cells is reduced.
Why STAT INSULHEAT ?
STAR INSULHEAT reduced the
insulation demands placed on conventional
insulation which may been poorly installed or have
deteriorated due to dampness or age. The ability
of products such as STAR INSULHEAT to be
easily and inexpensively applied to walls and
ceilings a in the form of a paint additive which
creates a thermal barrier is as superior method
for the homeowners to utilize in order to maximize
the energy efficiency of a home or building.
Upgrading the inner-walls or ceiling insulation in
older or poorly insulated building can be an
expensive, sometimes impossible task and one which
may be too expensive to consider.
What it does for you:
INSULHEAT is an insulating paint that achieves
remarkable energy efficiency through superior
STAR INSULHEAT works by blocking heat
transfer (heat Flow) through the surface that has
been painted. The STAR INSULHEAT technology
is similar to that which is very successfully used
to dessipate heat from the Space Shuttle and other
space vehicles upon atmospheric re-entry. The use
of STAR INSULHEAT san drastically reduce the
energy consumption and cost required for heating
and cooling a home, warehouse, metal building,
industrial or commercial structure!
STAR INSULHEAT is a insulating paint
that works by refracting, reflecting and
dessipating radiant heat thus reducing heat
build-up and heat transfer through a building
walls ceiling, roofs or other coated surface.
What it looks like:
STAR INSULHEAT is mixture of a very
complex spheres in a paint media having the
appearance of a very mild texture feel to the
paint finish but is not noticeable to the eye. If
a sprayer is being used for paint application the
all screen filters should be removed (see your
sprayer manual for texture coating instructions)
STAR INSULHEAT helps to block the
transfer of heat outward when applied in paint on
interior walls and ceilings and help to block the
transfer of heat inward when applied in paint to
exterior walls. We recommend doing both!
Works with all
types of paints and coating
ceilings, ari-conditioning ducts
Help to maintain a
more comfortable living environment.
fitting, Furnaces & Ovens.
Does not change the coverage rate,
application or adhesion of paint
Resuces heat flow
and cooling loss!
storage facilities-walk-in coolers &
|Temperature of Coating and other
material in Sunlight
|Ambient Temperature of 90°F /
|Star Insulheat Paint
|Very Light Grey
|| 55°C |
|Tar & Gravel
|Terra Cotta Tiles