Industrial Nanotech Inc. has introduced Nansulate Deck, a clear protective deck coating designed to cool surface temperatures and protect wood from moisture and UV weathering.
The wood coating is based on the company’s industrial nanotechnology, which is used in factory environments and harsh-exposure applications.
Photos: Industrial Nanotech Inc.
|The coating is designed to resist moisture and UV damage.|
The technology uses a nanomaterial with an extremely low thermal conductivity. The material allows the coatings to effectively inhibit heat transfer in a thin layer and is not classified as a “ceramic coating,” the company says.
Features and Characteristics
The water-based, low-VOC (100 g/L) coating is designed to resist mold, mildew and algae; to prevent warping, splintering and cupping; and to protect against graying, fading and other UV damage. Nansulate Deck will last “five to 10 years or more” and reduces maintenance costs, according to the manufacturer.
|The deck and rail coating uses nanomaterial with an extremely low thermal conductivity.|
Industrial Nanotech says the clear, matte-finish coating:
• Reduces thermal bridging through studs
• Has been shown to keep hot decks cooler to the touch by 8-10 degrees or more, depending upon the environment;
• Is non-flammable;
• Can be applied with brush, roller or paint sprayer;
• Costs $0.33 per square foot;
• Is breathable (perm rating 5 perms/inch); and
• Can be painted over with a color paint.
The deck coating is the latest in the company’s Nansulate product line, which includes industrial, residential, agricultural and solar thermal insulation coatings.
Since 2004, the Naples, FL-based company has offered a patented line of nanotechnology-based insulation and protective coatings.
More information: www.nansulate.com/store/decks/.