Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Liquid Thermal Insulation Is Cool

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Liquid Thermal Insulation Is Cool

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A COMMON sense solution to an age-old problem? This was the question that intrigued Gavin Batty, managing director of Thermoshield Australia.

With more than 30 year's experience in the horticultural industry, heat penetration within pack sheds and generally across the farming community was always a source of concern, Gavin explained. That is why they became involved with the product Thermoshield.

Thermoshield aims to insulate externally, preventing heat penetration in the first place. This is a relatively new concept in insulation and as Gavin explains, once you have heat within your structure the only solution is then to remove it mechanically either by evap coolers or by conventional air-conditioning, which is a costly exercise. With an application of Thermoshield primarily on the roof there is a significant reduction of heat penetration within the structure, as well as substantially reducing thermal shock i.e. expansion and contraction, which can and does impact on waterproofing because there is less stress on the roof fasteners.

There is also a rust converter in the product that has the ability to change rust from iron oxide into iron sulphate that is extremely beneficial on old constructions. With a coating of Thermoshield you virtually end up with a new roof.

Why is Thermoshield so effective? With a coating of Thermoshield, radiant heating is deflected, absorbed and dissipated. When solar heat radiates over a roof, the surface temperature of the roof rises, resulting in a 75% to 90% increase in heat build-up within the building. With Thermoshield up to 75% heat is repelled in the direction of the source, allowing little heat transfer into the building, thereby reducing the temperature by up to 45%. Thermoshield also has an ultraviolet resistance of 96%, a solar reflectance of over 80% and an emissivity of 90%. In other words it is nearly as good as a mirror. …

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