Hello, I am the Owner and President of Therma-Green Corporation. We
are distributors and applicators of a product called Nansulate.
Nansulate is a liquid applied insulation that uses Nanotechnology and
dries to a thin translucent finish. Nansulate has been proven to
increase energy savings by up to 40% in residential applications.
can visit www.Therma-Green.com for more information. You can now
purchase product online.
On your web site..
..you say and R-Value cannot be calculated for Nansulate, and that may well
be true, however it's quite possible to carry out other comparative tests.
Have any been done and published?
As I understand it the European U-Value take all three heat loss mechanisims
into account. Have U-Value tests been carried out?
I ask because Google suggests some controversy exists..
Here in the UK identical concerns exist over the perfomance of thin multi
layer foil insulation products and the lack of clarity has been very
damaging to the market for those.
Nansulate has a K-Value or watts/millakelvin. This refers to the
density of the material. The K-Value is used to calculate the R-Value
of conventional insulations, but that equation factors in an inch of
material thickness. It is very difficult, if not, to apply this
calculation to a dry film at 7 mils and Nanotechnology. The
nanocompund that is in Nansulate, Hydro-NM-Oxide (Appx 70% when dry)
has a K-value of .017 W/mK. This is extremely low when compared to
other forms of insulation. We have encountered many skeptics and some
of them are now believers and have incorporated the product in their
everyday insulation projects.
Our problem here in the UK is convincing Building Contol Officers that new
products meets the regulations, otherwise we can't use the product no matter
how much we want to. I'm not particularly skeptical, just strugling to work
out how to compare differing insulation products. My background in in
Electronics where I'm more familiar with thermal resistance as applied to
heat sinks. Principles are more or less the same though.
How about data that would be useful in a real world application... Say the
K-Value of a 12mm (0.5") sheet of drywall before and after a coat of
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