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Super Therm - Ceramic Paint Insulation

SUPER THERM barrier maintains heat on the surface side of the building - will not allow penetration.

SUPER THERM is being applied on the metal roof

SUPER THERM can be used for concrete walls

SUPER THERM was applied on the surface of storage tanks

The Need

SUPER THERM is the result of years of research and development into Thermal Conductivity in cooperation with the Marshall Space Center, division of NASA. SUPER THERM can control heat exchange between the inside and outside of a building. By implementing SUPER THERM, the effectiveness of the insulative ability will increase because when SUPER THERM is applied to the exterior side of the wall, it repels exterior heat and moisture to prevent it from entering the wall. At the same time, it helps to control the loss of heat from the inside during the winter months by bouncing back the heat waves travelling from the interior heated room through the wall structure escaping to the outside.

The Technology

SUPER THERM is a combination of high-performance acrylic resins in water, which contain no cosolvents and will dry by evaporation. SUPER THERM has two reflective ceramics to reflect sunlight and radiant heat while the third ceramic compound works to stop heat and/or conduction through the coating film. The combination of acrylics provide elasticity and toughness with the urethane providing the binding for the acrylics and compound while also providing a moisture barrier.

The SUPER THERM is perfect for interior or exterior walls of wood, metal, concrete, standard wallboard, stone or stucco, and for roofing surfaces of steel, rubber, tar or asphalt shingles.

Other specific uses of SUPER THERM are for:

The Benefits


SUPER THERM is awarded NASA's highest rating as non-toxic, passed flammability tests to receive an A-rating (highest non-flammable rating), and NASA is currently considering SUPER THERM for application to the external tanks of The Shuttle and the launch pad.

One of the most successful applications of SUPER THERM is in the treatment of roofs and walls of commercial and residential structures as a barrier against heat and cold. Over the past few years SUPER THERM has been well proven in a variety of countries, such as Australia, Canada, Colombia, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and USA.

SUPER THERM is registered as THERMSEAL under Intercoat.


SUPER THERM was designed and its technology is built upon providing the insulation effectiveness on a single coat, with minimum of 7 dry mils or 200 microns thickness. Two or three applications or coats are required if there is an intent on overcoating SUPER THERM with another paint product, which is usually a particular color over the top of the SUPER THERM for decoration. The extra thickness is required because the colored paint applied over the top of the SUPER THERM will catch and hold heat.

Points of Contact


  1. Insulating with SUPER THERM, SUPER THERM Catalog, Superior Products International II Inc. SUPER THERM Solutions, Technical Information, Superior Products International II Inc.
  2. Thermophysical Properties of SUPER THERM Coating, Thermophysical Properties Research Laboratory, Purdue University Research Park.
  3. Super Therm: The Last Word in Insulating Protection, Freedom Fire Safety Ltd.

Disclaimer Statement

Neither the Construction Industry Institute nor Purdue University in any way endorses this technology or represents that the information presented can be relied upon without further investigation.


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