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Super Therm® Outperforms Traditional Insulation Print E-mail

The ASTM C-236 Heat Transfer (Guarded Hot Box) test was performed with Super Therm® to determine the BTU/in./sq.ft/hour/F and conductivity performance of Super Therm® so that a comparison could be made with traditional insulation. Since this test, many facts have come to light concerning the test methods and procedures used by the traditional insulation industry to demonstrate insulation (R) rating.

 FiberglassSuper Therm®
Test TemperatureTraditional insulation is only tested at 73°F because this is its optimum performance temperature. Rating is established on the batt material and "presumed" good for all levels of atmospheric temperature levelsSuper Therm® has been tested at different levels of temperatures and in field studies. Its effectiveness is not altered by atmospheric conditions
Moisture ContentA moisture content of 1.5% in traditional insulation reduces its effectiveness by 35%Super Therm® has been tested as a moisture barrier. It will not absorb] moisture or water
Mold and MildewMoisture in fiberglass can cause mold and mildew development and thereby create airborne health problemsSuper Therm® has been tested to resist and prevent mold and mildew from forming on its surface
Sound TransmittalVery little sound deadening qualitiesSuper Therm® has been tested to reduce sound transmission and to deaden sound waves by up to 68%
ASTM Tests*ASTM C-680 Test on "High Temperature Pipe Insulation 1200" Heat level: 200°F allowed 11.8 /in. /BTU /sq.ft. /hour /F to conduct through fiberglassASTM E1269 Specific Heat and ASTM E1461-92 diffusivity tests on Super Therm® Heat Level: 212°F allowed 3.99 /in /BTU /sq.ft. /hour /F to conduct through coating

These results are astounding! Super Therm® is 296% more effective than traditional insulation under identical conditions and shown to be stable all day in field studies by Sony, UPS and others.

* Tested by Owens Corning Insulation for Mechanical Systems 2002.