Mascoat Insulation vs. Conventional Insulation
Designed to reduce heat transfer while saving space and reducing conventional insulation maintenance, Mascoat coatings are a high-tech solution ideal for industrial, marine and transportation substrates.
How do Mascoat's products work? The answer lies in an understanding of heat transfer.
- When heat is generated, thermal dynamic heat transfer (TDHT) begins. During TDHT, molecules try to reach equilibrium. This means that if one surface is hotter than another, the substrates will try to “equalize,” or meet the same temperature. This process can be problematic for commercial and industrial environments, since it causes a buildup of unwanted facility and exterior equipment heat. It also leads to a loss of vital energy used during manufacturing processes. The result? Reduced manufacturing efficiency, higher utility bills and dangerously hot working conditions.
- Traditional “batt” insulation works by creating a barrier that slows heat conduction through floors, walls and substrates. The “R-value” of the insulation determines how much it slows down the heat transfer, higher R-values represent better product insulation.
- Rather than simply employing this type of conduction technology, Mascoat coatings also use reflective, low-emissivity and low-transmittance technology to improve insulating results. Mascoat coatings are made of hollow, ceramic glass insulating particles. Similar to a Thermos bottle, these particles reflect light wave energy (heat) away from the substrate and back into the atmosphere, preventing heat transfer through radiation and dealing with heat prior to substrate entry (rather than simply slowing heat absorption). And since Mascoat's products reflect up to 85 percent of generated heat away from substrates, they remain cool to the touch.
For more detail about the technology behind the Mascoat coating family, call Mascoat representatives toll-free at 1-800-549-0043 to request engineering calculations for insulating your specific facility or off-site application or request information online.