Refresh facades, concrete, floors, bitumen, roofs ... with a paint it is possible!
In the heat of summer, as part of the operation "Refresh the City" of a French brand of alcohol, ThermaCote® repainted in green part of the rue de la Butte aux cailles in Paris. Part of the floor and the bar tables were painted green with ThermaCote® and everyone was able to see a real difference between the burning bitumen and the green coating which was 10 degrees lower while the iron tables showed 25 ° less!
ThermaCote®: the little story…
ThermaCote® arrived in France and Europe in 2012 and in 2018 ThermaCote® France joined Durieu to better develop in Europe. ThermaCote® is a single product company that offers avant-garde protective paint in line with today's environmental concerns. In fact, it provides a unique technical response of formidable efficiency for the protection of surfaces against the effects of climate by reducing by 30% on average the impact of temperatures in summer or winter.
Cool or keep the heat, the principle ...
ThermaCote® is an aqueous phase paint ultra concentrated in dry extracts. The latter, mainly made up of ceramic particles, guarantee, thanks to their high concentration (80% of the paint content), unstoppable efficiency and long-term protection of all protected supports. The supports see their temperature decrease significantly or their heat loss decrease during the winter.
ThermaCote® is a 3-in-1 protection which reduces the impact of high or very low temperatures and avoids thermal shocks which generate deterioration of the supports.
3 principles: Thermal insulation + Humidity insulation + Air tightness (condensation)
Thermal insulation is the major issue, thanks to its composition, ThermaCote® acts as a survival blanket! Applied on a wall subjected to cold it will strongly limit the passage of heat towards the outside by "returning" the heat inside the building. On a wall or a floor in direct exposure to the sun it will allow the reflection of a part of the heat outside the support thus allowing to significantly reduce the temperature felt on the support. Thus, a wall protected with ThermaCote® can go from 60 ° to 38 °.
Humidity insulation: humidity is the enemy N ° 1 of insulation because it generates infiltration in the walls, causes the formation of condensation and rust. ThermaCote® protection allows the support to breathe while preventing moisture from entering.
Air tightness: ThermaCote® prevents air leaks. The support sees its reinforced insulation.
The combination of the insulation of the supports against hot, cold, humidity and air allows:
- prevent the formation of rust induced by air or humidity with the metal supports and thus prevents the reinforced concrete from rusting and therefore from bursting,
- avoid thermal shock and therefore the presence of moisture or condensation.
Finally, resolutely avant-garde, ThermaCote® acts directly on energy savings by reducing heat loss or heat absorption, which allows less energy to be used for heating or cooling.
ThermaCote® today and tomorrow: In Europe and worldwide
In the USA, ThermaCote® is approved by the Cool Roof Rating Council and in Europe by the European Cool Roof Rating Council, attesting to the effectiveness of the product for the protection and insulation of roofs. In Los Angeles, ThermaCote® is part with the State of California and other industrialists, of an experimental and research group aiming to protect all bitumen or concrete surfaces on the ground (roads, parking, etc.) in order to limit the effect of urban heat islands which prevent urban temperatures from decreasing.