Advanced Coating Solutions, headquartered in Kirkland, WA in the US produces a thin insulation coating material that works by blocking heat transfer. Instead of using mass to work as a heat sink and absorb heat (fiberglass), thin insulation coating works like the ‘Low E‘ window concept, whose thin oxide coatings diffuse infrared radiation. According to Richard Stratton, founder and Managing Director of Advanced Coating Solutions, “we sell our insulation to ship operators to control condensation and insulate their ships, and food plants to save energy and provide personnel protection from burns. It’s basically latex paint with the primary “fillers” (titanium dioxide and calcium carbonate) mostly removed and replaced with hollow, ceramic, micro-beads,” he explains. Richard says the coating acts to diffuse infrared-carried heat energy – similar to Low-E oxide window coatings that blocks infrared energy penetration of glass.
He believes Advanced Coating Solutions’ product will work on potato storage facilities to enhance isolation and control condensation, or on processing equipment up to 200C. He is keen to connect with potato storage managers and those involved in potato processing plants to set up trial projects with his company’s product. Richard notes that he’s seen this insulation work on cold walls by warming surfaces above the dew point to control condensation. “The fact is that it performs as insulation, it’s very durable and it works where traditional materials fail. Food plants can still sanitize equipment with diluted caustics and rinse off with fire hoses.”
Growers, potato storage managers, and those involved in the potato processing industry who has an interest in further information are welcome to get in touch with Richard Stratton at email@example.com or phone: 425.785.0902 in Kirkland, WA.
Website: Advanced Coating Solutions