A California developer of a solar-reflective roof coating system made with recycled rubber and glass has been acquired by a global player in the nanotechnology field.
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|White Roof Systems’ projects in Southern California include the administration buildings at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon.|
Cerritos, CA-based California Nanotechnologies acquired White Roof Systems, of Culver City, CA, a roof coating company that has spent three years developing protocol to patent its non-toxic, waterproof, acrylic system.
Layers of Protection
The system was designed by a retired U.S. Air Force coating specialist, according to a release by California Nanotechnologies.
The system consists of a waterproof membrane to cover an existing damaged roof and a reflective, white, surface coating. The elements combine to reduce the energy needs of a building by 10% to 20%, the company said.
The elastomeric primer layer is partially composed of cryogenically milled recycled tires. When re-vulcanized, this primer layer provides both waterproofing and insulating qualities, the company said.
The surface layer is impregnated with hollow glass microspheres to further insulate the roof top and reflect solar rays.
White Roof Systems will continue to improve its technology as it operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of California Nanotechnologies.
As a licensed roofing contractor, White Roof Systems has completed about 30 projects in Southern California, including the Hilton Hotel at Disneyland in Anaheim and the administration buildings at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, the company said.
Future projects may include using the new coating system on three new railway stations in Saudi Arabia, the company said.
More information: California Nanotechnologies.