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CeramaTherm – The Best Insulation Money Can Buy

Extreme-Performance Insulation Coating

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CeramaTherm is an extremely unique, ultimate performance, ceramic-based, epoxy sealer coating insulator. At the thickness of paint, it has a near-zero thermal transfer rate. Designed for aerospace applications of minus 270°C, we believe it is the best insulation coating available on the market today.

It is a corrosion and moisture protection coating. It is bright white, flexible, waterproof, and breathable. It is fire retardant and will stick to almost anything while remaining flexible and having the side benefit of 68% sound deadening. Use CeramaTherm instead of paint and protect your commercial and residential buildings, barns, workshops, boats, cars, motor homes, and wherever you need true insulation. Apply once and enjoy for many years to come.

CeramaTherm:  In More Detail

  1. Details & Uses
  2. Application Methods
  3. Mixing
  4. Tinting
  5. Test Results
  6. Production Information
  7. Cure Times
  8. Safety and Clean Up
  9. Storage and Shelf Life

Details & Uses

CeramaTherm is an extremely unique, Hyper-performance, true insulation, corrosion, and moisture protection coating. It is bright white, flexible, waterproof, and breathable.

  • CeramaTherm is a two-part epoxy ceramic-based coating impervious to heat and water, providing extreme insulation value. Apply at 13.3 mils wet; it dries to 10 mils / 0.01″ / 0.25mm dry. That is the equivalent of approximately five sheets of printer paper.
  • At ten mils (0.25 mm) thickness, the K value is 0.02 W/mK – the thermal transfer is near zero, possibly the closest you can get material to a vacuum. What is a K-Value? A K-value indicates the ability of a material to conduct heat. Materials with low thermal conductivity do not easily allow heat energy to pass through. Normally, you would look for a material with a low K-value to insulate, as this will keep the cool inside your building during the summer and heat inside during the winter.
  • CeramaTherm is highly durable, can get dirty, lose its reflectivity, and will still insulate because of the type of components incorporated into the product.
  • CeramaTherm also provides for up to 68% sound reduction-based. This makes it ideal to use inside vehicles when doing restorations.
  • CeramaTherm can be applied inside the hull of ships and boats to prevent heat transfer.
  • CeramaTherm can be applied inside refrigerators, freezers, cold rooms, supermarkets, and anywhere else you want to save energy.
  • CeramaTherm can be used on the roof of poultry and hog barns to prevent radiant heat buildup and keep them cool in the summer.
  • CeramaTherm can be used in conjunction with HygieniCoat to provide an antibacterial finish to the CeramaTherm.
  • Or to use on the walls between suites in hotels or apartments. It is also perfect for renovating older buildings where the time and money do not want to be spent removing the old walls and insulating.
  • Applied properly, CeramaTherm helps prevent damage from standing water and can remain underwater permanently with no harm to the coating and no leaching into the environment, nor harm to marine life.
  • It may be applied directly over rust and offers unmatched protection against heat and cold extremes, mildew, alkali, UV, oils, and grease. In addition, it can be applied to a dry or damp surface, making rain a non-issue when it comes to application time.
  • It is waterproof and can be applied directly to metal, PVC, Concrete, EPDM, cap-sheet, wood, stucco, sheet-rock, virtually any substrate. CeramaTherm adheres to practically all surfaces with remarkable flexibility.
  • It is excellent to use floors, walls, and ceilings in basements to provide a thermal barrier.
  • CeramaTherm can be applied to roofs and the outside of all types of buildings and metal steel buildings and workshops.
  • CeramaTherm is not recommended to be applied directly to Teflon, high-plasticized vinyl, polyethylene, and/or
    silicone rubber. However, by utilizing BX520 primer, it can even be applied to polyethylene.
  • The product maintains the flexibility to prevent cracking.
  • Very easy to use with long pot life, high insulation, high reflectivity, high emissivity, encapsulates virtually all roofing material, chemically inert finish, withstands acids, alkalis, animal fats, grease, and oils.
  • It can be used to encapsulate asbestos, so no tear-off or landfill waste.
  • Withstands 2.5-inch hail at 140 mph. (dependent on substrates structural properties)
  • Stops Thermal shock, thus extending roof life.

Application Methods

CeramaTherm may be applied by brush, roller, or spray.

  • A 25-gallon kit covers approximately 3,000 sqft when properly applied.
  • Surfaces should be free of loose rust, mill scale, paint, grease, oil, lose Portland cement, and any other film-forming foreign material – all surfaces should be clean, tight, and cured.
  • An example of the prep work needed is to water blast with high-pressure (3,000 psi MIN) water to thoroughly clean off all debris, dirt, loose rust, mill scale, paint, grease, oil, lose Portland cement, and any other film-forming foreign material and other contaminates.
  • The end result is to have a clean tight solid cured substrate by whatever means is necessary for the given particular application.
  • Optimum results are obtained if the surface is dry — although entirely satisfactory protection may be obtained if the surface is damp.
  • Surplus water should be removed to prevent excessive bubbling of the coating.
  • Applied properly, one 13.3 mils wet coat dries to 10 mils / 0.01″ / 0.25mm, making it impervious to water, providing for unsurpassed insulative properties and flexibility.
  • Millage is dependent upon application when covering old corroded metal in that the tight rust can’t be taller than the coating is thick. The coating must cover all of the peaks of the rust.
  • However, no primer is needed on metal surfaces, reducing the total job cost. Airless spray is the most efficient application method for larger projects. Brushes and rollers may be used for detail work such as edge termination, filling of voids, pinholes, and small cracks.

Mixing

(See section ** for faster production application)

Before combining Part A and Part B

  • Power mix Part A pail and Part B pail for 2 minutes separately, before blending the ingredients – Note: Part A may appear clear, but when properly mixed, it should become cloudy or milky in appearance.
  • It is imperative to mix Part A very well to allow for product cure.
  • Combine and thoroughly power mix at a (4 to 1 ratio) 4 Parts “B”) with 1 Part Activator (part “A”), for 5 minutes minimum, in the 5 gallon pail for 1 minute minimum, in one gallon pail.
  • Use a power mixer until all streaks and/or lumps disappear and the mixture has uniform color and consistency.
  • Be sure to allow the mixing blade to rub on the sides and bottom of the container to recombine all contents.
  • Allow to stand (or ingest) for 45 minutes to one hour before using or adding any thinner.
  • The use of thinner increases the possibility of sag and reduces dry film thickness.
  • Thinner also retards cure time.
  • For best results, use just as it comes from the pail.
  • However, if thinning is required (use MEK or new lacquer thinner), it can be added to the product with no harm to the coating.
  • Thinning will necessitate applying more coats to achieve the desired mil thickness.
  • Any overspray cleaning and/or equipment cleaning – must be cleaned immediately with acetone, toluene, xylene, or MEK.
  • Tinting – CeramaTherm comes white. It can be tinted through a range of lighter pastels with good quality water-based commercial paint pigments. Be sure to mix thoroughly.

CeramaTherm Test Results

ASTM B117Passed 500 hour Salt fog test
ASTM 518 Thermal Conductance2.61 Btu(h)(sq.ft)(F) = Excellent
ASTM 518 Thermal Conductivity0.139 Btu(in)/(h)(sq.ft)(F),
metric 0.02 W/mK = Excellent
ASTM D-2240 Hardness85 Shore Durometer
ASTM E108-91A UBC32-7
E-84 Smoke and flame spread test
Class A Fire Rated
Flame Spread rating = 5
Smoke rating = 25
ASTM D-638 Tensile Strength1,393 PSI
ASTM E-96 Water Vapor Transmission0.7 perms
SRI value110 initial -99 / 3yrs
Emittance value0.87 initial / 0.98 3yrs
Reflectance value0.87 initial / 0.79 3yrs
ASTM G-53 500 hour accelerated weathering test“bent double with no cracking, remaining highly flexible.”
ASTM 1640, D-92, D-1644A, D-2196, D-696, D-570, C-836, D-1652, D-1259Flexibility was retained in sub-zero conditions, down to –92F

** If a Faster cure and application is needed:

When application and cure time is critical for a continuous product of pipe or other flat surfaces, it is suggested to consider;

  • Using a plural component spray system (with pre-heaters) will allow for the product to set up in minutes, or if pasted through a warming tunnel or other warm air sources, full cure can be achieved in a short amount of time as well.
  • If pumping out of 5-gallon pails or larger, keep all contents mixed and in proper suspension.

Product information and ambient cure times:

  • CeramaTherm is 75% solids.
  • Approx. Pot Life: 4 to 6 hours at 80 F.
  • Drying time 1 to 2 hours at 80 F.
  • Curing time: Initial: 8 hours at 80 F, Complete: 3 days at 80 F.
  • Example: Apply 13.3 mils (.0133 inches or 0.337 mm) wet to achieve a final dry mil thickness of 10 mils (0.010 inches or 0.254 mm).
  • CeramaTherm will cover approximately 120 square feet (11.2 sq meters) per gallon at ten mils (0.254 mm) thickness.
  • If a second coat is needed, wait till the first coat is tacky dry, usually 1-2 hours in 80 F.
  • An example of the suggested Spray Equipment: Graco 5900 with 0.021 to 0.035 tip size with 3500 PSI capability and typically a reversible self-cleaning tip.
  • Remove all filters from gun and hose, including bung hose.

Safety concerns:

Use in a well-ventilated area; if that is not possible, use a NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus or vapor filters on a mask. Protective gloves and safety glasses must be worn at all times.

Caution: With the extreme adhesion characteristics of this product, all safety procedures must be followed.

CeramaTherm is an extremely durable, tough coating, it bonds permanently to the surface, and paint strippers will not remove it. Even using a scraper would be extremely difficult to remove. Only very high abrasion will remove the coating. Ensure that every surface you don’t want it on is well covered and protected from accidental spills.

Any over-spray cleaning and/or equipment cleaning – must be cleaned immediately with acetone, toluene, xylene, or MEK.

Storage Stability & Shelf Life

The shelf life of CeramaTherm is one year when stored in the original, unopened container. Store containers in a well-ventilated and covered area away from extreme heat and moisture. Contact your representative if you have any questions about the product or its uses.

Health, safety, and environmental information are provided for this product in the Materials Safety Data Sheet. This gives details of potential hazards, precautions, and First Aid measures, together with environmental effects and disposal of used products. Before using the product other than directed, don’t hesitate to contact BlueGold Labs for consultation.

The manufacturer/supplier is not responsible for the use and application of this material. At the time of this publication, all information contained within was determined to be valid. It is up to the end-user to determine the suitability of this product for their own application. No warranty is written or implied regarding the application and use of this product. 

BlueGold Labs makes no specific R-value claims. R-value refers to a material’s ability to resist heat transfer at a certain thickness. While K-value deals solely with just the material, R-value refers to the material and its thickness.

CeramaTherm Hyper-Insulation Frequently Asked Questions

The coating is made with nanoceramics and aerogel> it has the highest insulation value that we know of. At ten mils (0.25 mm) thickness the K value is 0.02 W/mK – the thermal transfer is near zero, possibly the closest you can get material to a vacuum.

What is K-Value? K-value indicates the ability of a material to conduct heat. Materials with low thermal conductivity do not easily allow heat energy to pass through.

Yes. Once the coating has dried for two hours, you can recoat, and you can build up the coating for your needs.

NOTE: It is important to let the coating fully cure for at least five days before submersing in water.

120 square feet per gallon at ten mils dry, applied at 13.3 mils wet, depending upon the substrate.

Note:  CeramaTherm is sold in 25-gallon kits. Each kit covers approximately 3000 square feet when properly applied. Please be sure to carefully read the Technical Data Sheet, available in the Documentation section on the site.

Ceramatherm is a highly durable coating used anywhere you want thin film insulation. It is self-priming to just about any surface. It can be used for above and below water, roofs, walls, metal, interior and exterior equipment, buildings, vehicles, trailers, reefer trucks, barns, housing, etc.   

It can also be used in planes, firewalls, boat engine bays, and other locations where space is tight and where you need extreme insulation, with minimum bulk.

CeramaTherm is waterproof and can be applied directly to metal, PVC, Concrete, EPDM, cap-sheet, wood, stucco, sheetrock, and virtually any substrate. CeramaTherm adheres to practically all surfaces. It maintains remarkable flexibility to prevent cracking.

You can use it on almost any clean, prepared surface. But, CeramaTherm is not recommended to be applied directly to Teflon, high-plasticized vinyl’s, polyethylene, and/or silicone rubber. However, by utilizing the BX520HT primer it can even be applied to polyethylene.

CeramaTherm provides for up to 68% sound reduction and can be used inside or out. It is ideal to use on the inside of vehicles when doing restoration.

It is often used on the walls between suites in hotels or apartments.

It is extremely good for renovating older buildings where you do not the time or money to spend in removing the old walls and insulation. 

CeramaTherm is highly durable. It can get dirty and lose its reflectivity, but it will still insulate due to the type of components that have been incorporated into the product. 

For Reefer trailers, CeramaTherm adheres to practically all surfaces with remarkable flexibility. Use the CeramaTherm to coat the top outside of the roof, interior walls & ceiling, and the underside of the trailer floor. This keeps the road heat from radiating into the box and provides a highly durable waterproof coating. Do not coat the interior floor, as using forklifts and such (for loading and unloading) have a tendency to tear up the finish.

CeramaTherm is made in the USA.

Ensure the CeramaTherm is at 10 mil DFT thickness above the high points of plastercrete (applied 13.3 mil wet). As long as the CeramaTherm is fully cured, then apply the ceramic tiles using a ceramic tile adhesive that’s recommended for high moisture areas.

The containers come as a 25-gallon kit. It equals five 5-gallon pails of Part B (each contains 4 gallons), and one 5-gallon pail of Part A, to be split between the 5 part B pails (very easy to do) – they can mix one pail at a time, or all five at once if the job size warrants it. To split into different job sites, ensure you mix part A really well according to the TDS sheet. Once mixed, you can split out what you need.

It should not be a problem at all – damp surfaces are ok – if it has just rained, sweep off standing water as best possible (allow it to dry to damp, if possible). Once the product is sprayed onto the surface – rain showers will not harm the product, and it will continue to cure.

As long as the structure is solid, use UniTape Seam Tape or equivalent type fabric tape – being sure to use a width that allows at least a 7.5 cm/3″ overlap, or more on each side of the joint if there is much movement expected, then coat over with CeramaTherm.

This is an excellent use of the material. You can use it for insulation inside any vehicle, apply on walls, floors, ceiling, inside doors and on the firewall. It will save on weight, provide more usable space, and protect the substrate from corrosion, mold and mildew. It will also allow your vehicle to be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It will also reduce road noise considerably, reducing driver fatigue. You can apply this under the floor and wheel wells as well to further reduce road noise and protect from exhaust and road heat. Please look at our other advanced Tecmari Nano Ceramic Products to keep your R/V and Yacht looking and performing their best.

Visit our dedicated Rebar & Chopped Fiber ordering site.

Canadian Basalt rebar is Basalt Fiber Reinforced Polymer (BFRP) rebar, also known as Basalt Rod. Basalt rock has been used in construction for thousands of years. In 1923 it was discovered it could be melted at high heat and shaped to be used in making all types of building materials and equipment. Due to the non-corrodible nature and abrasion resistance, it is extensively used by the military for equipment. It’s also used extensively in construction to handle harsh environments, such as seawalls, slabs, road bridges, and bridge decks. It vastly extends the useful lifespan while reducing maintenance requirements.

Almost anywhere you can use Steel, Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, and Fiber Glass, you can replace them with Basalt, which inhibits water absorption and is naturally resistant to alkali, rust, and acids. It is used extensively as a non-corrosive concrete reinforcement. Basalt is antimicrobial, UV-stable, flexes under impact, and unlike carbon fiber, Basalt is nonconductive and will not induce electrical fields. This also makes it safe to be around and to work with in wet and stormy weather.

Basalt bonds very well to concrete and asphalt. It is not corrupted or affected by electrochemical reactions from de-icing salts, so it will not decay or rust over time. It easily handles freeze-thaw cycles, absorbs projectile impact, and helps prevent concrete spalls, making it excellent for buildings, foundations, roads, bridges, tunnels, mines, and infrastructure projects.

Where is it produced?  Our rebar products are made 100% in North America, with production facilities in Canada and the USA, and we can ship globally almost everywhere. We have over 200 basalt products on the site.  Our brands are Canadian Basalt, MagmaX, and Black Rod Rebar.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How does it compare to steel?

  • MECHANICAL STRENGTH: Basalt has higher mechanical strength than steel, and it is tougher, stronger, and more durable.
  • OVERALL WEIGHT: At 20-30%, the weight of steel, thereby reducing the total weight of the structure and the load on the foundation without loss of durability.
  • FUEL SAVINGS: Basalt is on average 3-5 times lighter than steel (depending on diameter), creating savings on transportation costs, crane time, fuel savings, and savings in up to four times the volume able to be shipped in one container.
  • TENSILE STRENGTH: High tensile strength is 2.5-3 times greater than steel and above all other conventional reinforcements (the strength of basalt reinforcement is about 1,100-1,500 MPa, while steel reinforcement has a strength of 365-600 Mpa
  • ENVIRONMENTAL: It is non-toxic, inert, doesn’t rust, and is fully recyclable and sustainable as it is made from rock.
  • 60% LOWER CO2: Basalt virtually eliminates waste during the production cycle and creates, on average, 60% less CO2 emissions.
  • THE LOGICAL CHOICE: Basalt’s benefits are near endless in comparison to steel; with the weight savings, it is easy for one man to lift and carry a bundle of 20′ basalt rods. It is extremely versatile, with standard 10′, 20′, and 50′ lengths easily cut to size.

How well does it work with Concrete?

Basalt bonds very well to concrete and asphalt. It is not corrupted or affected by electrochemical reactions from de-icing salts, so it will not decay or rust over time. It handles freeze-thaw cycles with ease, absorbs projectile impact, and helps to prevent concrete spalls, making it excellent to use in buildings, foundations, roads, bridges, tunnels, mines, and infrastructure projects.

Where multiple layers of steel reinforcement are specified, combine using basalt rod as the outer layer, which means you don’t require to have 2-3” of concrete protection to protect the steel from corrosion. Potentially saving many yards of concrete, space, time, and labor.

Its unique performance qualities allow it to expand and contract with the same thermal coefficient as concrete, making it an efficient and cost-effective alternative to steel reinforcement. Not-so-Fun fact: Rust can expand the original metal to up to seven times its original thickness, exerting pressure up to 9,000psi, causing fractures and spalling.

BFRP rebar is produced by the process of pultrusion, and continuous filament basalt fibers are mixed with epoxy resins and formed into high strength rebar. Depending upon the size, we can accommodate a full bend schedule, or basalt rod can also be easily comingled with steel rebar without any loss of performance.

Basalt Product Frequently Asked Questions

Basalt is a common extrusive volcanic rock. An inert rock found worldwide, basalt is the generic term for solidified volcanic lava. Safe and abundant, basalt rock has long been known for its thermal properties, strength and durability.

Basalt fiber is a material made from extremely fine fibers of basalt. which is composed of the minerals plagioclase, pyroxene, and olivine. It is similar to carbon fiber and fiberglass, having better physicomechanical properties than fiberglass, but being significantly cheaper than carbon fiber. It is used as a fireproof textile in the aerospace and automotive industries and can also be used as a composite to produce a wide variety of products.

Basalt fiber is made from a single material, crushed basalt, from a carefully chosen quarry source, and unlike other materials such as glass fiber, essentially no materials are added. The basalt is simply washed and then melted. The manufacture of basalt fiber requires the melting of the quarried basalt rock. The molten rock is then extruded through small nozzles to produce continuous filaments of basalt fiber. The fibers typically have a filament diameter of between 9 and 13 microns. They also have a high elastic modulus, resulting in excellent specific strength—three times that of steel.

  • Superior Thermal Protection. Our Basalt has a thermal range of -260 C to +982 C (1800 F) and melting point of 1450 C. Fibers are ideal for fire protection and insulative applications.
  • Basalt fibers are 100% natural and inert. They have been tested and proven to be non-carcinogenic and non-toxic. Manmade fibers with a diameter of six microns or less are considered an inhalant hazard.
  • Durable: Tough and long-lasting, fibers deliver acid, alkali, moisture, and solvent resistance surpassing most mineral and synthetic fibers. They are immune to nuclear radiation, UV light, biologic and fungal contamination.
  • Fibers and fabrics can take the heat and take a pounding. They’re stronger and more stable than alternative mineral and glass fibers, with a tenacity that exceeds steel fibers many times over.

We partner with our fiber manufacturing facilities, ensuring customers a reliable, consistent supply of fiber products at predictable prices.

Basalt Geo-Mesh offers a number of advantages over metal or glass fiber used for pavement reinforcement:
• Ecologically safe.
• Withstands very high temperature of molten asphalt.
• Very high strength and durability. Alkali-resistant and chemically inert.
• Corrosion-resistant. Will not damage tires if exposed to road surface.
• 2.7 times lighter than metallic mesh, for easier handling and reduced transport costs. Up to 47%> increase in asphalt surface life on roads and highways.
• Basalt Geo-Mesh is also ideal for soil and embankment stabilization and land-fill coverings due to its high strength and environmental and ecological safety.

Yes, Basalt FRP rebar is used as per ACI 440.1R-06. The construction use is dictated by code 440.6-08. It is specified by 440.5-08 and tested according to ASTM D7205 and several other test methods. ASTM testing of Basalt FRP rebar shows that Basalt FRP rebar easily meets the performance requirements of ACI 440.6-08. Click here for more basalt rebar ACI Code details.

Basalt Chopped Fiber is used to strengthen concrete pour and castings Basalt fibers do not chip off and are stronger than fiberglass. Basalt ‘chopped’ fiber is a continuous filament cut to predetermined lengths to suit a particular application.
• They are usually coated with a sizing/binder to make them compatible with other materials and elements with which it has to coexist with the primary end product (concrete mix, for instance).
• The ability of the basalt fiber to accept sizing is good. This is known as ‘wetout’.
• High tensile strength_ Alkali resistant_ High thermal resistance
• No carcinogenic risk or other health hazards
• Completely inert with no environmental risks
• Resistant to acids and aggressive chemicals
• High E modulus resulting in excellent specific tenacity, three times that of steel fiber_ Good fatigue resistance_ Electro-magnetic resistant


Typical uses for chopped fiber strands:
• Basalt is the best reinforcement for concrete due to its tensile strength and natural resistance to deterioration from alkali.
• Reinforcement for composites, polyester/epoxy resins, and plastics as used_in automotive body panels, boat hulls, and pultruded products, etc.
• Friction materials such as brake pads and linings
• Manufacture of basalt mat/felt
• High-temperature insulation applications
• Passive fire protection materials
• Filler for gypsum and sheetrock board requiring increased ‘burn-thru’ capability, to meet building regulations
• High-performance automotive muffler filler

Fireproof fabrics woven from yarns made from continuous-filament basalt, these fabrics are manufactured to varying thickness, weight, weave pattern, and weaving technique according to end-use requirements.
• Good adhesion characteristics for coatings
• Non-combustible and fire-resistant
• Excellent tensile strength
• Maintains integrity at temperatures up to 1800F / 982C
• Resistant to electromagnetic radiation


High-performance applications from construction to clothing:
• Fire curtains for fire protection and containment (Tested and certified to BS 476)
• Wall laminate to enhance burn-through times to meet building codes and regulations
• Filtration material for industrial emission stacks and bag-houses
• Roof protection from fire devastation
• Fireproof clothing
• Reinforcement in composites
• Electromagnetic shields

COMPARATIVE TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FILAMENT
MADE FROM E-GLASS, BASALT AND SILICA
PROPERTIESSI UNITSBASALT
FILAMENTS
FIBERGLASSSILICA
FILAMENT
THERMAL
Maximum application temperature(°C)650°600°1100°
Sustained operating temperature(°C)600°480°1000°
Minimum operating temperature(°C)-260°-60°-170°
Thermal conductivity(W/m K)0.031-0.0380.034-0.040.035-0.04
Melting temperature(°C)1450°1120°1550°
Virtification conductivity(°C)1050°600°1300°-1670°
Glow loss(%)1.910.321.75
Thermal expansion coefficient(ppm/ °C)8.0°5.4°0.05°
 
PHYSICAL/MECHANICAL
Density(g/cm3)2.752.62.15
Filament diameter(microns)9-239-139-15
Tensile strength(M Pa)484034504750
Compression(psi)550,000440,000510,000
Elastic modulus(G Pa)897766
Linear expansion coefficient(x10 /K)5.550.5
Elongation at break(%)3.154.71.2
Absorbtion of humidity (65%RAH)(%)<0.1<0.1<0.1
Stability at tension (20 C°)(%)100100100
Stability at tension (200 C°)(%)959294
Stability at tension (400 C°)(%)825280
 
ACOUSTICS
Sound absorbtion coefficient(%)0.9-0.990.8-0.930.85-0.95
 
ELECTRICAL
Specific volume resistance(ohm.m)1*10×121*10×111*10×11
Loss angle tangent frequency(1 MHz)0.0050.00470.0049
Relative dielectric permiability(1 MHz)2.22.32.3
 
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
% weight loss after 3 hrs boiling in:    
H2O(%)0.20.70.05
2n NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide)(%)5.06.05.0
2n HCI (Hydrochloric acid)(%)2.238.915.7
 
PRICE COMPARISON $$$$$$
STYLEWEIGHT
(GM/M)
THICKNESS
(MM)
BT5160 ±150.15 ±0.015
BT8210 ±200.18 ±0.02
BT10225 ±200.17 ±0.02
BT11380 ±250.29 ±0.03
BT13260 ±250.25 ±0.03
TBK100210 ±250.19 ±0.085
TRB 0.6850 ±800.6 ±0.1
All of the above fabrics can be supplied in widths up to two meters (wider widths by special arrangement). Rolls of the above fabrics are supplied in lengths up to 100 meters.
COATING TYPEPURPOSE
ThermoblockerIntumescent barrier
FlockSkin contact barrier
SiliconSplatter protection
AcrylicSplatter protection
PUR or EVAFatigue resistance

Never Blaze™ is a non-conductive, highly insulative material that stops thermal transfer all four ways – and not just reflective like our competitors. It stops fire by convection, conduction, radiant, and reflection. Never Blaze™ NBSF01, NBFT01, and NBMT01 are Smooth Finish, Fine Texture, and Medium Texture coatings are high-performance nano-ceramic shields, which will not burn off under direct flame. They provide an extremely durable, tough, military-grade fire shield designed to combat the extreme ravages of forest fires on buildings, vehicles, equipment, and utilities. Never Blaze™ was created by our chief scientist after the fires in Oregon in 2020 almost burned down his daughter’s house.

Never Blaze™ coatings inhibit warping and other structural damage. The coating is non-flammable and will not burn under direct flame contact. Never Blaze coating has no flame spread and will not generate toxic smoke or fumes. The material is inert, non-toxic, and once cured, remains stable and will not leach nor transfer. It provides excellent sound attenuation, perfect between apartments or hotel suites. It makes your life quieter as well as safer.

Never Blaze™ can be applied by brush, roller, trowel, or similar application tools, as well as texture spray gun systems. It’s simple, safe, and easy to clean up with water while still wet.

Available in volume, now, Never Blaze™ is a permanent safety shield, a blanket that keeps temperatures controlled, saving a tremendous amount of energy for cooling or containing heat—engineered for interior and exterior use, including roofing and for encapsulating other materials.

Please get in touch with us to learn more.

Full documentation is here.

Water-Based Coating – in a two-part nano-ceramic, with no V.O.C.’s, and no Halogens.

Apply at 1/8” via spray, roller, brush, or trowel to almost any surface without the need for primers for most applications.

Fire tested with a direct cutting torch flame at 3,600°F for over an hour on 1/8” aluminum substrate, the reading on the opposite side never climbed over 166°F, a difference of over 3,400°F in ¼”.

SPECIFICATIONS

Color:            Speckled Brown (may vary)
Odor:             No odor once cured
VOC:              None
RoHS:            Compliant
REACH:          Compliant
Halogens:      None
Percent of Solids:    Approx. 75%
Theoretical coverage at 5-mil layer:  250. sq/ft/gallon on a smooth surface
Flashpoint:         n/a
Flame contact:   Non- flammable & self-extinguishing
Clean-up:            Water while wet

Drying time is dependent on product thickness, ambient temperature, and humidity. As the product’s applied mil thickness increases, it will extend the required time to cure the product.

* It is recommended to test the coating on difficult substrates to ensure proper bonding. For some hard to bond to substrates, the use of BX520HT adhesion primer may be required.
**Multiple-layered application; the preceding Never Blaze coating layer should be cured prior to overcoating with Never Blaze.

Practical Considerations: Some utility companies have visual inspection requirements.  Never Blaze is a thick coating that might inhibit visual inspection of the wood substrate, for rot, etc. In this case, we would recommend the use of BL205AM Wood Coating which is a spray-on nano-ceramic that soaks into the wood, providing fire protection.

Water-resistance: BlueGold Labs-nano-ceramic coating products may be used as a top coat to create a thin no-burn, hydrophobic clear coating film on the cured Never Blaze surface.

Never Blaze Frequently Asked Questions

The product is in one and five-gallon containers and is shipped from our factory to you directly.  For larger orders, this shipped on pallets.  You can order directly from the website or call in.  

Never Blaze™ can be directly applied on most substrates without primer via Brush, Roller, Trowel, or Spray.  Correctly applied, Never Blaze™ provides a fireproof coating that will insulate and protect for years to come.

Never Blaze™ is a water-based nano-ceramic paint, with no V.O.Cs, halogens, solvents, or hazardous materials. As it does not emit toxic smoke in the presence of a direct flame, we feel we have created an extremely diverse coating that has virtually limitless possibilities.

Never Blaze™ provides a green solution that does not break down or produce toxic smoke in the presence of intense heat or flame.  Never Blaze™ stops the thermal transfer of heat through Convection, Radiation, Conduction, and Reflection and it will not burn or allow flame spread.

Yes!  Never Blaze™ is an exceptional solution that will help minimize heat loss through the hull by insulating, while the fireproof qualities can also help secure your transom and engine bay to assist with preventing fire or flame spread.

Never Blaze™ can be used on just about anything from wood, plastic, aluminum to steel, helping insulate and protect from extreme flame providing a permanent solution. Use in conjunction with our MagmaX™ Basalt, aircraft, or boat materials and even as a protective coating for utilities. The uses are endless.

Industrial Nano Ceramic Coatings and Sealers

If it is at least two-dimensional, flies or floats it coats! Can you imagine a battle-tested Nano Ceramic coating that can keep your intake, turbo, and exhaust manifold so cool you could almost touch it? How much horsepower would you gain taking in and compressing cooler, denser air? Care and attention to these microscopic details are what help you get a view from the podium.

American Made, high-performance, thermally extreme, military-grade, nano ceramic coating technologies. Our nano ceramic thin-film coatings covalently bond to almost any surface material, creating a new nano surface. Each product is formulated to have specific performance properties best matched for the intended end-use.

Chosen for our exacting standards by the military and aerospace industry, where failure is not an option. Expertly formulated from varying ratios of 3 different highly proprietary Polysilazane chemistries and other special ingredients, providing outstanding performance, surface hardness, and resistance to abrasion.

From your internal engine, transmission, or gearbox,  to Nano, we cover it all.  If you want nano and antimicrobial, working together in one application – we have that too!

Ceramic coatings for your exhaust, body, and wheels?  No problem!   Building a new hydroelectric dam, skyscraper, or even launching into space? We likely have the perfect tested and trusted solution in place! Coatings for boating whether you are diving or floating, even for the deck to help keep your balance in check. No matter the reason, we have the best Coat for the Season. Find Your fit today.

Nano Ceramic Coatings Frequently Asked Questions

Paint sits on the surface and may penetrate the subsurface a little, and can be peeled or scraped off.  By comparison: Our suite of Polysilazane Nano Ceramic coatings covalently bond at a molecular level to the substrate, essentially forming a new permanent surface. Our outstanding coatings cannot peel off like paint as they do not sit on the surface, but instead bind and become one with the surface below. Once applied these coatings cannot be removed. 

Not all nano-ceramic coatings are designed to seal; only sealer coatings are designed to seal. To find the best products for your needs, you can search those using the Attributes Filter or search tool on the left-hand side of the main Products screen. Likewise, each product label has these same attributes listed.

We started making coatings in 1984.

On the Products page, we have a series of filters on the left-hand side of the screen. When you know the qualities you are looking to achieve, use the Attribute filter or word search tool to narrow down your selections. If you have a particular need that you cannot find the answer for, please reach out and one of our product experts will guide you.

We have many products not listed on the site and have variations that can be tweaked to meet your specific needs.  We provide this service to many of our manufacturing clients whose needs are very exacting.

When you want nothing but the best, choose BlueGold Labs coating products. Our Nano Ceramic coatings are chosen by NASA, Boeing, SpaceX and the US Military, amongst others.

We have 100’s of different coatings, many of them are specialty products formulated for a specific end-use and not mentioned on our website. Our product and technical support experts are always here to help with your questions. The majority of your questions are answered in the product descriptions.

Yes, we have two major manufacturing facilities in the USA and can meet your requirements.

We will be happy to send out sample sizes down to 8 oz, however, we do not send products or samples out for free.

Our coatings are used on and off this planet, on trains, trucks, marine vessels, aircraft, spacecraft, and satellites. They are also used in tiny quantities to coat optics and protect electronic circuit boards. They are used in extreme temperature ranges; if you have a particular need, please enquire.

BlueGold Lab’s coatings are proudly made in the USA in Montana and Georgia.

Our Polysilazane Nano Ceramic Coatings are designed to fill in the microporosity of the original surface, and covalently bond permanently; in the curing process, they create an entirely new surface that has specific properties. Sealers, act in the same way, but they generally have higher solids and other chemistries which act on the original surface in a specific manner to seal it.

The BL470 and BL471 are specifically formulated to deeply penetrate, seal and protect concrete, natural stone, and pavers from the elements and wear. They are specially formulated to stop efflorescence and leakages by reacting with the chemistry of the concrete to expand and fill the porosity, sealing and stopping the leaks. They can be used on interior and exterior walls, ceilings, and floors and has anti-slip, anti-mildew, anti-mold, and anti-fungal properties. 

Using the search tool on the right-hand side of the shop screen will bring you to wood, click on that and read the description of Tecmari TL205 HygieniCoat Wood. It is a deep penetrating formula that leaves a smooth satin oil-rubbed look. It is antimicrobial so it stops the growth of slime. It also contains Non-Slip Wet-Grip giving you additional traction when the surface is wet.

“Tecmari” – adj meaning “Exceptional”

Since 1984 we have specialized in the development of advanced Nano Ceramic coatings. Our coatings are designed and specified for use in the most demanding conditions and harsh environments required by military, aeronautics, aerospace, and government agencies. These exacting ultra-premium coatings are now available to the most decerning of clients, for those who demand the best. For dry dock, new-builds, restoration, freshwater, salt, and deep-sea offshore facilities. For use on wood, metal, aluminum, gel coats, glass, and exotic stone, and in temperature ranges from tropical island heat to the frigid North Sea.

Protect valuable assets and vastly reduce maintenance costs with our exacting proven marine coatings. Our versatile Tecmari™ TZ600 colored coatings provide maximum corrosion protection and non-leaching, long-term, anti-fouling protection against marine growth build-up, without the use of polluting copper chemicals & ablative coatings. Specially formulated to shed marine growth, lowering operating costs, and keep maintenance demands to a minimum. Unlike paint, which sits on the surface and eventually is worn or flakes off, the TZ600 coatings molecularly bond to the surface and become part of it. Some customers have vessels that were treated 10 years ago and they look as good as the day they first went into the water.

Our hydrophobic coatings reduce drag, enabling the vessel to gain speed while reducing fuel costs. These coatings cover a broad spectrum of uses. They are available in multiple colors and finishes, including wet grip non-slip, antimicrobial, UV resistant, thin-film insulation, waterproof, fire-resistant, heat dissipation, engine treatment, heat stack treatment, rust protection, electrical waterproofing, and antimicrobial air sanitizer systems. These and more are available from Tecmari™, your marine coatings, and applications solution specialists.

Please note: Any of these products that contain our exceptional anti-microbials are not for sale in the US.  The extra work we have to perform to satisfy the US EPA is too much. Sorry.

The Tecmari 2K paint series is available in 40 standard colors custom mixed to RAL specifications. This document also contains references to the ISO standard safety colors and the colors most typically selected by both our marine and industrial customers.

These coatings are gorgeous and are on some of the world’s finest yachts. This coating series is also available in an antimicrobial (AM) finish. The color table (at the link above) contains the RAL number for each color. We have also included the name in 6 languages.  

It can be custom ordered if you want a color outside of this palette, but the minimum volume will be 5 gallons. When specifying custom colors and finishes (metallic etc.), please do not work backward from HEX code or from PANTONE to RAL, as you will likely end up with the wrong color. Instead, start with http://ralcolor.com, and we’ll quote you based upon volume and pigment availability.

Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs. We also have products to stop rust and excellent bond-to-anything primers, should they be required.

Please look at the documentation for a much-improved view of this:

AEROSAUR

Silent and Sterilized Air Ventilation Upgrades for the Motion Picture and Entertainment Industry.

Even after everyone is tested for Covid 19, masked and high-touch surfaces have been sanitized; the greatest weakness in Covid 19 protocols remains a lack of effective ventilation in the sets found on sound stages and recording studios. Most often on set, the air is hot, stale, and unmoving during takes because the ventilation is turned off due to the noise it makes. In an enclosed space, it leaves unmasked actors at their most vulnerable. There is a safe way out from behind the mask…

The AEROSAUR™ provides full-time set ventilation and a Silent Air Sterilization System for the whole set. Better than fresh air!

Our Approach

By utilizing powerful UVC air sterilization light, combined with a HygieniCoat™ treated MERV 16 filter, a fresh supply of sterilized air is delivered SILENTLY to the set from above via HygieniCoat Duct™ treated with our exclusive antimicrobial coating, HygieniCoat™.  There is no need to shut down ventilation ever, even during takes. The crew is breathing clean air while setting up the shot, and the actors are protected during the takes while unmasked and vulnerable to lingering aerosols.

Properly installed, the AEROSAUR creates a circulating (laminar) airflow that floods the set with treated sanitized air while withdrawing contaminated air away from the set to the return, where it is sterilized again, thereby creating a continuous loop. Like operating room ventilation, we induce a laminar flow that continuously lowers the viral load on the set, re-treating the air to maintain a constant 100% kill.

The AEROSAUR

Our silent ducted air delivery is not detectible by microphones; therefore, the sound technicians remain unaffected while clean air circulates during a take. Our approach allows you to minimize risk to the actors without compromising results. The AEROSAUR delivers purified air at the rate of 500 cfm @ 24 dB and 1000 cfm @ 28 dB silently, and 1600 cfm @ 42 dB quietly.  In other words – Silent or as good as!  Please review this datasheet for the AEROSAUR kill efficiency at each setting.

According to industry veteran sound mixer James Kusan:

“In my experience of decades of doing sound, I would never ask you to shut this machine off. It’s AMAZING that I can’t hear it; I’ve never seen anything that quiet; people make way more noise just moving around the set.

It’s a wonderful machine in many ways, the biggest challenge is getting fresh air in and stale air out, and it looks like you solved that challenge. It will also remove all the particulates off a set, it’s totally acceptable, you’re taking all the bad voodoo out of it. It’s a blessing for all our breathability; everyone’s health will improve; it’s amazing.”   ~ James Kusan, (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0476208/ )

The AEROSAUR is powerful, portable, easily detached, and re-attached to the next set via suspended ductworks. Our silent, antimicrobial ‘HygieniCoat Ducting’ remains in place, custom-designed to meet the ventilation needs of each set.

The AEROSAUR protects against the risk of infection from any airborne pathogens, including other viruses, spores, mold, fungi, bacteria, and VOCs. Using the AEROSAUR with ‘HygieniCoat Ducting’ ensures you are providing the safest purified air available.

A new MIT study stated…

“Pathogen-laced droplets travel through the air indoors when people talk, breathe or eat. It is now known that airborne transmission plays a huge role in the spread of Covid-19, compared with the earlier months of the pandemic where hand-washing was considered the leading recommendation to avoid transmission.”

“Small, poorly ventilated spaces where a lot of people spend a lot of time together places people at the most risk.”

“The distancing isn’t helping you that much, and it’s also giving you a false sense of security because you’re as safe at 6 feet as you are at 60 feet if you’re indoors and the air is getting well mixed. Everyone in that space is at roughly the same risk, actually”. Read the full MIT study here: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/23/mit-researchers-say-youre-no-safer-from-covid-indoors-at-6-feet-or-60-feet-in-new-study.html.

How do I order the AEROSAUR and HygieniCoat Ducting?

Initially, our HVAC Engineers work with you to evaluate your set for duct requirements from floor plans. Then we provide an estimate before a site visit is scheduled to confirm installation details. After installation, the HygieniCoat Ductwork remains in place, ready to be coupled to the portable Aerosaur and service the sets on a stage. When a set reaches the end of its life cycle, the ductwork may be reused in the next configuration.

The ‘AEROSAUR’ and ‘HygieniCoat Duct’ are available for sale and in some locations, rental. Please contact us for more information.

Through our technology partner SANUVOX, world leaders in UVC technology, we supply various solutions to fit your needs, including small portable UVC air purifiers perfect for personal workspaces in trucks, trailers, offices, and on set.

BlueGold Labs recommends all hard and soft surfaces be treated with HygieniCoat Nano Ceramic Coatings for ultimate peace of mind, especially your high-touch surfaces. We can optimize the protection of your personal space more effectively and comprehensively than any other approach.

To get the silent AEROSAUR Protection onto your set, contact us

The following are downloadable research and testing papers that validate the technology used in the AEROSAUR If you know of others, please drop us a line.

White PaperContentDownload
Airborne Infectious DiseasesASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious DiseasesDownload
ASHRAE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE
FILTRATION & DISINFECTION | Updated 05-25-2021
A comprehensive list of papers, products, cleaners and recommendations. A MUST read!Download
COVID-19 Prevention for Motion Picture Production Training SupplementGuidance and Information resourceDownload
Inactivation of SARS-CoV with UVGIThis paper describes the kinetics of efficient viral inactivation methods including use of ultraviolet light (UV) at 254 nm.Download
McGill Lancel Medical Journal 2000 SanuvoxIn a study published in The Lancet Medical Journal, McGill University scientists found that shining proprietary Ultraviolet Purifiers manufactured by Sanuvox Technologies Inc. on the air conditioning coil reduces overall sickness by 20%, reduces respiratory symptoms by 40% and has resulted in a 99% reduction of microbial and endotoxin concentrations on irradiated surfaces within the ventilation systemDownload
MED P 900 Against TB Induction n Sputum Room – Dr MenziesSputum induction was associated with a rapid and substantial increase in airborne bacteria despite the use of exhaust ventilation providing more than 30 air changes per hour, and the adjunct use of UVGI. This emphasizes that healthcare workers involved in similar cough-inducing procedures performed for patients with suspected tuberculosis must wear appropriate personal respiratorsDownload
National Production Protocols MPAAMPTPKeeping Film, Television & Streaming Productions Safe in Canada UNION-MPA STUDIOS COVID-19 PROTOCOLSDownload
NHSRC EPA Press Release 2009Sanuvox UV air sterilization systems’ ability to deactivate airborne virusesDownload
SARS-CoV-2 UV Dose-Response BehaviorUltraviolet (UV) radiation is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that has been applied successfully in a wide range of disinfection applications. UV radiation in the wavelength range 200 to 320 nM sometimes referred to as “germicidal” or “microbicidal” UV radiation, is known to cause damage to DNA and RNA that results in inactivation of microorganisms and viruses.Download
Susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to UV irradiationWe determined the susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to irradiation with ultraviolet light. The virus was highly susceptible to ultraviolet light. A viral stock was completely inactivated by UVC irradiation after nine minutes of exposure.Download
UVC Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 2020Illustrates how UV-C irradiation is highly effective in inactivating and inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 replicationDownload
UV disinfection SARS-CoV-2 in CT Machine 2020Investigates the feasibility and practicality of ultraviolet (UV) germicidal irradiation of the inner bore of a computed tomography (CT) gantry as a means of viral decontamination. (Hint: It works!)Download

Aerosaur Frequently Asked Questions

Upgrade your existing ventilation system or use a portable air purifier.

No, an air purifier doesn’t protect you against viruses! However, air sanitizing treatment in the form of powerful high-intensity Sanuvox UVC light has the potential to eliminate up to 100% of pathogens in a duct air stream in the first pass, including viruses of any size. Surface contamination may still be a route of infection. Therefore, rigorous attention must be paid to observing proper hygiene. We recommend HygieniCoat antimicrobial coatings to protect hard and soft surfaces.

The quality of filtered air is tied to the grade of filter used. The finest MERV or HEPA filters can remove particles as low as 0.3 microns. Unfortunately, viruses, such as SARS Covid-2, are 0.12 to 0.06 microns, which means a percentage of a virus is going to pass through that filter like sand through a tennis racket. There is also a risk of encountering live viruses when replacing a filter.

The SANUVAIR S-100, a new UVC air purifier, quietly services up to 500 square feet.  It can be used in portable, wall, or ceiling mount configurations. This unit uses SANUVOX’s patented high-intensity UV”J” lamp designed to maximize UV dosage to the moving airstream.

By using our AEROSAURTM, a portable silent air purifier and sanitizer with Biowall that sterilizes up to 100% of the air stream in the first pass, suitable for large unventilated areas. This air sanitizer delivers 500 cfm and 1000 cfm silently on the low and medium settings and quietly up to 1600 cfm, making it ideal for protecting against indoor pathogens, even while shooting a take on a movie.

Sanuvox UV systems use the same two wavelengths produced by the Sun, the UVC wavelength (254 nm) that attacks micro-organisms on the molecular level to deactivate and destroy contaminants and UVV (185nm) to degrade chemicals and odors.

Airborne particles that contain allergens, spores, pollens, bacteria, and mold are all effectively eliminated by UVC light treatment, while chemicals, VOCs fumes, and odors are inactivated.

Ultraviolet Air Purification

Forest Fires, Smog, Covid?! All of these impact our quality and quantity of life.  Why breathe bad air indoors?  Dramatically improve your indoor air quality and breath purified and sanitized air with our brilliant light, filter, and antimicrobial technology. These protect your health by destroying wildfire smoke and odors. These kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the sickness of COVID19, by sterilizing up to 100% of airborne bio-contaminants in a single pass. The virus can remain active in the air for 17 hours; this is worse in a recirculating air system.

Trusted since 1995, our technology provider, Sanuvox has provided new advancements in indoor air quality; the global leader in life-saving, in-duct, and stand-alone ultraviolet air purification systems. Used around the world in residential, commercial, institutional, medical, and professional installations.

These best-in-class UV air purifiers and odor removal systems are designed to sterilize and destroy biological and chemical contaminants. The coil sterilization products prevent mold and other microbial growth in the in-duct HVAC system, which are transmitted via air and circulated throughout the interior space. You will also find the stand-alone technology, used in bus’s, taxis, classrooms, ambulances, and hospitals, saving lives.

Ultraviolet Air and surface sterilization systems have been used for more than 50 years in hospitals and other healthcare industries. It is now possible to destroy high levels of airborne and surface bio-contaminants. Learn more about the science behind these new technologies so that you can better protect your residents and staff, prevent illnesses and even eliminate lingering odors!

Our products are heralded as the benchmark to which all other UV technology is compared. For the healthiest outcome, we recommend using Sanuvox active air sanitization together with our HygieniCoat passive surface antimicrobial coatings.

Please note: If you live in the USA, unfortunately you cannot benefit from this wonderful technology.  The extra work we have to perform for the US EPA is too much. Sorry.

As worldwide authorized Sanuvox distributors BlueGold Labs carries the full line of Sanuvox products. We have full access to their incredible engineering teams. As a result, we can supply products for sale or resale as well as engineer specific solutions to match your precise needs.

ModelDetails
The Residential Brochure – Air Disinfection
Product Brochure
Information about all Sanuvox residential products.

Every house, office, dorm room and more can benefit from this wonderful technology
S100GX Test Against SARS-CoV-2 – Detailed Report
S100GX Covid Elimination Report
This is hot off the presses. This is a real investigation of the performance of the product. No real surprises: It performs beautifully. Download and read this for yourself

The S100GX is an inexpensive solution for all your air sanitation needs. This report makes it very clear why.
UV light versus HEPA Filter – A simple Comparison
Technologies Overview
The two technologies have their uses in any air sanitation scheme. This document helps you understand their respective strengths and weaknesses.

This document will help educate you as to how a layered air filtration and sanitation defense mechanism works.
S300GX-MED2 – Dentist Offices Air Disinfection
Product Brochure
Your clients are obviously nervous, sitting in a chair without a mask, wondering about air quality and chances of infection. With the Sanuvox technology in plain sight, or installed throughout the premises, you can e sure your patients and staff have the best UV protection available.
P900-GX – Nautical Market – Air Purification
Product Brochure
Just because you are 10 miles offshore does not mean you are safe from infection. Most people do not realize they are sick for days – and in the meantime are carriers and spreaders. This brochure shows you how to protect your environment, whether at the dock or offshore.
BIOPÜR – Senior Homes – Air Purification
Product Brochure
Senior homes are breeding grounds for infection due to the immunocompromised and elderly. Sanuvox technologies help prevent air from being an infection vector and reduce staff workloads while keeping everyone safer.
R Max | SR Max | P900-GX – Wildfire Smoke – Air Purification
Product Brochure
The smoke from wildfires is invasive and pervasive. It burns your eyes, throat and causes numerous other health issues. Sanuvox technology greatly reduces the impact of smoke. Please call us for availability – these units are very popular.
Sanuvair® VP900GX Interceptor Mobile Air Disinfection Sanitizing Unit
Product Information
Product Specifications
The VP900 intercepts and kills airborne pathogens and contaminants to ensure drivers, friends, patients, or customers’ safety.

This is a portable unit that uses germicidal UV to disinfect the air. It is designed to be mounted in the interior of the vehicle (under a seat or on a wall).

It is the ideal Air Disinfection Unit for Ambulance, Boats, School Bus, Transit vehicles, Taxi Cabs, Trains, and more. Works for RVs too!

The Interceptor incorporates the patented Sanuvox Ultraviolet Photo-Oxidation Process to safely destroy biological & chemical contaminants which continually circulate throughout the cabin drastically improving indoor air quality.

FEATURES
◾Patented Purification System safely and efficiently purifiers up to 900 sq. ft.
◾Destroy biological & chemical contaminants such as bacteria, mold, viruses, VOCs, chemicals, cooking & fuel odors, and lavatory odors.
◾Ideal for occupied and unoccupied vessels. Remove those troublesome odors before you board.
◾Quiet 12V DC motor.
◾Easily mounts to the inside living area.
◾No filters to change, no maintenance besides changing the UV Lamp every
27,000 hours (3 years of constant use).
◾3 Year warranty incl. UV Lamp and all subsequent replacement Lamps
BioWall AIR DISINFECTION SYSTEM
Product Information
EPA Biowall Technical Evaluation Report
The BioWall UVC air disinfection system is installed in the return or supply ducting of an HVAC system to disinfect airborne mold, viruses, bacteria, and carbon-based odors. The system is comprised of 5 lamps, each secured in their own parabolic aluminum reflector for maximum UVC intensity. In addition, the BioWall is installed parallel to airflow to achieve the maximum amount of contact time with the airborne contaminants.

This patented system can be utilized for even the largest air handler units and is sized using Sanuvox proprietary sizing software specific to the facility.

BENEFITS
◾Complements filters by disinfecting what filters do not capture
◾Protects the occupants of the building from airborne mold, virus, and bacteria
◾Effective against SARS CoV 2 (COVID 19)
◾Designed specifically for each HVAC system
◾Destroys up to 99.99% of bio-contaminants in the airstream

◾Tested by EPA/Homeland Security to achieve 93% disinfection on Anthrax spores, 99.97% on MS2 bacteria, and 99% disinfection on virus on a single pass in the airstream.
P900-GX AIR PURIFICATION UNIT
Product Information

All the senior management at BlueGold use these units as their go-to portable air sanitizer units. Ideal for carrying around with you, if you want to be protected while outside your home. It will comfortably fit in a mid-sized backpack and is very easy to carry and plugs into the wall. It is also very suitable for rugged environments such as small garbage rooms, beauty salons, daycare centers, and small gyms, the P900-GX is a stand-alone, sturdy all-metal constructed unit designed for the treatment of airborne contaminants. This unit is designed for up to 900 sq. ft. and can also be mounted on a wall.

The unit pulls air into an aluminum chamber across a ‘J’ shaped dual wavelength UV lamp for air and odor disinfection.

BENEFITS
◾Protects from airborne germs
◾Reduces odors
◾Helps alleviate allergies and flu symptoms
◾Helps control asthma

◾Effective in reducing airborne viable bacteria (tuberculosis) by close to 90% and reduced bacterial concentrations at a rate equivalent to approximately 6 air changes per hour, in the McGill Sputum study.
Quattro AIR DISINFECTION SYSTEM
The Sanuvox Quattro system is designed for the disinfection of airborne mold, viruses, bacteria, and common odors up to a 5-ton HVAC system.

The Quattro is installed in a return or supply duct parallel to airflow for maximum exposure time and consists of 4 18″ lamps, each with its own parabolic aluminum reflector.

BENEFITS
◾Complements filters by disinfecting what filters do not capture
◾Protects the occupants of the building from airborne mold, virus, and bacteria
◾Effective against SARS CoV 2 (COVID 19)
◾Designed specifically for each HVAC system
◾Destroys up to 99.99% of bio-contaminants in the airstream
R Max
Product Information
Product Specifications
If you want to protect your home from viruses and mold, this (or the smaller SR Max) is the unit to get. It easily installs inside your A/C return duct. Bulb life is 3 years. Simply install it, and forget about it, and enjoy the benefits. This is a best-in-class UV Air Purifier and Odor Removal System and is what we recommend for all homeowners. The Sanuvox R Max represents an evolution in UV for whole-home air treatment. The high-efficiency patented design destroys airborne bio-chemical contaminants while providing important user information on the 3″ Back-Lit LCD display.

Installed into the return or supply plenum, the Sanuvox proprietary process maximizes the crucial dwell (contact) time between the air and UV energy.

With the ability to treat homes up to 4,000 sq. ft. of heated or cooled living space, the patented technology rapidly purifies the air and removes odors within the home.

BENEFITS
The most advanced purification system available
◾Protects from airborne germs
◾Reduces common household odors
◾Helps alleviate allergies and flu symptoms
◾Helps control asthma
◾Sleep better
◾New Cobalt Catalyst destroys VOCs

FEATURES
◾Patented process including High-Intensity 19 mm Quartz UVC/UVV ‘J’ Lamp
◾UV Chamber rotates 360° for up-flow or down-flow systems
◾3″ LCD display provides important user information
SR Max
Product Information
Product Specifications
Whole-Home UV Air Purifier & Odor Removal System
SR Max represents an evolution in whole-home UV air purification. The high-efficiency patented design destroys airborne bio-chemical contaminants while providing important user information with color-changing LED.

Installed into the return or supply plenum, the Sanuvox proprietary process maximizes dwell (contact) time between the air and UV energy.

With the ability to treat homes up to 2,000 sq. ft. of heated or cooled living space, the patented technology rapidly purifies the air and removes odors within the home.

The most advanced purification system available
◾Protects from airborne germs
◾Reduces common household odors
◾Helps alleviate allergies and flu symptoms
◾Helps control asthma
◾Sleep better
◾New Cobalt Catalyst destroys VOCs

FEATURES
◾Patented process including High-Intensity 19 mm Quartz UVC/UVV ‘J’ Lamp
◾UV chamber rotates 360° for up-flow or down-flow systems

Sanuvair® S100GX AIR PURIFICATION UNIT
Product Information
Product Specifications
Instruction Manual

Ideal for offices, cafeterias, doctor’s offices, dentist’s offices, waiting rooms, schools, daycares, hotels, and elevators, the Sanuvair® S100GX is a stand-alone and compact unit designed for the treatment of airborne contaminants. This unit is designed for up to 500 sq. ft. and can be installed in a drop-down ceiling or mounted on a wall.

The unit pulls air into an aluminum chamber across a ‘J’ shaped dual wavelength UV lamp for air and odor disinfection.

BENEFITS
◾Improves air quality
◾Helps reduce absenteeism rate
◾Quiet and discreet
Sanuvair® S300 AIR DISINFECTION UNIT WITH HEPA FILTER
Product Information
Product Specifications
Ideal for buildings that want to improve their air quality, such as retail spaces, classrooms, schools, offices, or locker rooms.

The Sanuvair® S300 has a four-step air cleaning process:
1.  Mold, viruses, and bacteria are pulled past a J-shaped dual-wavelength lamp parallel to airflow inside an aluminum reflection chamber, for maximum UVC disinfection of airborne contaminants.
2. Odors and VOCs are eliminated via photo-oxidation.
3. A MERV 8 pre-filter captures large particles.
4. A HEPA final filter captures 99.97% of particles of 0.3 microns and larger.

The Sanuvair® S300 is the most versatile unit Sanuvox offers with its various installation options.

BENEFITS
◾Combines HEPA filtration and UVC disinfection for a complete IAQ solution in one unit
◾Eliminates unpleasant odors
◾Equipped with dual speed fan capability (220 or 300 CFM)
◾Offers versatile installation options
Sanuvair® S1000 AIR DISINFECTION UNIT WITH MERV 15 FINAL FILTER
The Sanuvair® S1000 is designed for larger room air cleaning where HVAC systems are not available or accessible. This unit disinfects mold, viruses, bacteria, and heavy odors from the air in a room up to 15,000 cubic feet.

This unit is constructed of a lightweight aluminum case and has a three-stage disinfection process:
1.  Air is pulled into two return ports through an aluminum reflection chamber that houses 1 to 4 dual-frequency UV lamps for air disinfection.
2. A 2″ MERV 8 pre-filter captures the large particles.
3. A 4″ MERV 15 final filter captures 95% of 0.3 to 1 micron-sized particles.

This unit has versatile mounting options.

BENEFITS
◾Disinfects airborne mold, viruses, and bacteria
◾Offers multiple levels of odor treatment
◾Includes fan speed of 1,000 CFM under load
Sanuvair® S300 CRO & Sanuvair® S1000 CRO
AIR PURIFICATION UNITS WITH HEPA FILTER and 2 GERMICIDAL LAMPS
S300 CRO Product Information
S300 CRO Product Specifications

The Sanuvair® S300 CRO and Sanuvair® S1000 CRO are designed to provide the highest level of air disinfection and particulate capture of any stand-alone or wall-mounted unit available. Designed for chemical and testing labs, white rooms, production facilities, or cold room storage, each unit is equipped with high-intensity UVC lamps enclosed in an aluminum chamber for the highest air disinfection possible, combined with a HEPA final filter to capture the smallest particulates. These units have various mounting possibilities.

OBJECTIVE
◾  To provide the highest level of air disinfection and particulate capture possible.
 
APPLICATION
◾  Any facility requiring the highest level of microbial air disinfection.

BENEFITS
◾ Combined HEPA filtration system with UVC purification for a complete IAQ solution in one unit
◾ Improves air quality
Sanuvair® S300 OZD & Sanuvair® S1000 OZD
ODOR REMOVAL UNITS FOR COMMON ODOR ISSUES
S300 OZD Product Information
S300 OZD Product Specifications

Ideal for buildings that struggle with strong and common odors such as locker rooms, gyms, garbage, and compost rooms.

The Sanuvair® S300 OZD and Sanuvair® S1000 OZD are designed to continuously reduce odors by pulling air through a UV chamber for photo-oxidation thus, preventing the proliferation of harmful bacteria and neutralizing offensive odors emanating from putrefaction. The controllers automatically cycle a secondary lamp on and off to actively treat the build-up or reduction of these odors.

OBJECTIVE
◾  To eliminate strong and lingering odors.

APPLICATION
◾  Any building where odors are constant issues.

BENEFITS
◾  UV purification unit for an effective solution against odors
◾  Eliminates strong and lingering odors
◾  Improves air quality
Sanuvair® S300 VOC & Sanuvair® S1000 VOC SMOKE REMOVAL UNITS
S300 VOC Product Information
S300 VOC Product Specifications
Ideal for bars, smoking rooms, casinos, game rooms, cannabis smoke shops, and cigar rooms.

The Sanuvair® S300 VOC and the Sanuvair® S1000 VOC are designed to reduce smoke build-up by continuously pulling air through a UV chamber for photo-oxidation. The controllers automatically cycle a secondary lamp on and off to actively treat the build-up or reduction of smoke.

OBJECTIVE
◾  To eliminate cigarette smoke, cigar smoke, and cannabis smoke.

APPLICATION
◾  Any building or room where a reduction of smoke is required or recommended.

BENEFITS
◾  UV purification unit for an effective solution against smoke
◾ Eliminates smoke and offensive odors
◾ Improves air quality
Sanuvair® S600 GARBAGE ROOM ODOR REMOVAL UNIT
Product Information
Product Specifications
Ideal for buildings that struggle with unpleasant odors produced in garbage rooms.
The hydroxyl technology by UV photolysis eliminates odors associated with garbage, and thus reduces the presence of insects and flies in the room.
Compact and efficient, the Sanuvair® S600 can be installed in less than 30 minutes.

OBJECTIVE
◾  To eliminate garbage, recycling, and compost odors.

APPLICATION
◾  Any building with a trash, recycling, or compost room.

BENEFITS
◾Reduces heavy trash and compost odors
◾Increases the comfort of workers and occupants
◾Equipped with a large 600 CFM fan
◾Reduces insects and flies in the garbage room
◾Destroys mold, virus, bacteria
IL Coil Clean
COIL CLEANER

Using patented and versatile technology, the IL Coil Clean uses high-intensity UVC lamps combined with parabolic aluminum reflectors to maximize UVC output on the evaporator coils.

The ballast box is equipped with LED indicators for lamp status as well as dry contacts for any BMS remote monitoring system.

The IL Coil Clean has very low maintenance that consists of changing the UV lamps after 17,000 hours of use.

OBJECTIVE
◾ To disinfect evaporator coils to prevent the growth of biofilms and mold.

APPLICATION
◾ Any building equipped with an HVAC system.
◾ IL Coil Clean can be installed on either side of evaporator coils.

BENEFITS
◾Uses up to 50% fewer UVC fixtures than the competition
◾ Provides a 99% disinfection of mold in under 60 minutes
◾Aluminum reflector protects the lamp from fouling and cooling
◾Reduces energy consumption of the HVAC system

Published in the Lancet Medical journal to achieve a 40% reduction in respiratory symptoms, 20% reduction in overall sickness, and 99% reduction in endotoxins on the coil surface.

ASHRAE Field study showed a 10% decrease in pressure drop and a 14.55% increase in heat transfer coefficient of the evaporator coils.
Multi-IL Coil Clean
SURFACE DISINFECTION & ETHYLENE PHOTO-OXIDATION UNIT
The Multi-IL Coil Clean utilizes dual UV wavelengths to disinfect mold, bacteria, and viruses, but also to oxidize any ethylene buildup within a walk-in or large cooler storing fruits and vegetables.

The ballast box is equipped with LED indicators for lamp status as well as dry contacts for any BMS remote monitoring system.

OBJECTIVE
◾ To eliminate ethylene buildup within the food storage room to slow the ripening of fruits.

APPLICATION
◾ Any cold room equipped with a cooling system, installed on the evaporator coils.

BENEFITS
◾ Reduces ethylene buildup
◾ Increases the lifespan of fruits and vegetables
◾ Cleans the evaporator coils, reducing energy consumption
◾ Eliminates the chemical cleaning of coils
+ Reduces biological load within food storage cooler
IL Food Safe
FOOD AND PACKAGING SURFACE PURIFIER
The IL Food Safe unit is designed to be implemented on a food conveyor system for the disinfection of foodborne diseases, such as E.Coli, Salmonella, and Listeria on the outside of fruits, meats, bread, and food packaging.

This system incorporates Teflon-coated, high-intensity UVC lamps designed specifically to the conveyor width, length, and speed to ensure required log disinfection is achieved.

A study by the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at Laval University shows that the exposure of strawberries to artificial ultraviolet radiation would extend their shelf life by one-third.

OBJECTIVE
◾ To eliminate foodborne pathogens from the surface of fruits, vegetables, and food packaging with no chemical residue.

APPLICATION
◾ Any continuous production line before packing.

BENEFITS
◾ Disinfects food preparation, processing, and packaging surfaces
◾ the shelf life of food products
◾ Chemical-free cleaning process
◾ Achieves up to 99.9999% disinfection

Sanuvox has spent the last 25 years perfecting its products. These are the best available. The science behind their products is compelling.  Here are some research papers for your further reading pleasure 🙂
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Airborne Infectious DiseasesASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious DiseasesDownload
ASHRAE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE
FILTRATION & DISINFECTION | Updated 05-25-2021
A comprehensive list of papers, products, cleaners and recommendations. A MUST read!Download
COVID-19 Prevention for Motion Picture Production Training SupplementGuidance and Information resourceDownload
Inactivation of SARS-CoV with UVGIThis paper describes the kinetics of efficient viral inactivation methods including use of ultraviolet light (UV) at 254 nm.Download
McGill Lancel Medical Journal 2000 SanuvoxIn a study published in The Lancet Medical Journal, McGill University scientists found that shining proprietary Ultraviolet Purifiers manufactured by Sanuvox Technologies Inc. on the air conditioning coil reduces overall sickness by 20%, reduces respiratory symptoms by 40% and has resulted in a 99% reduction of microbial and endotoxin concentrations on irradiated surfaces within the ventilation systemDownload
MED P 900 Against TB Induction n Sputum Room – Dr MenziesSputum induction was associated with a rapid and substantial increase in airborne bacteria despite the use of exhaust ventilation providing more than 30 air changes per hour, and the adjunct use of UVGI. This emphasizes that healthcare workers involved in similar cough-inducing procedures performed for patients with suspected tuberculosis must wear appropriate personal respiratorsDownload
National Production Protocols MPAAMPTPKeeping Film, Television & Streaming Productions Safe in Canada UNION-MPA STUDIOS COVID-19 PROTOCOLSDownload
NHSRC EPA Press Release 2009Sanuvox UV air sterilization systems’ ability to deactivate airborne virusesDownload
SARS-CoV-2 UV Dose-Response BehaviorUltraviolet (UV) radiation is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that has been applied successfully in a wide range of disinfection applications. UV radiation in the wavelength range 200 to 320 nM sometimes referred to as “germicidal” or “microbicidal” UV radiation, is known to cause damage to DNA and RNA that results in inactivation of microorganisms and viruses.Download
Susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to UV irradiationWe determined the susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 to irradiation with ultraviolet light. The virus was highly susceptible to ultraviolet light. A viral stock was completely inactivated by UVC irradiation after nine minutes of exposure.Download
UVC Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 2020Illustrates how UV-C irradiation is highly effective in inactivating and inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 replicationDownload
UV disinfection SARS-CoV-2 in CT Machine 2020Investigates the feasibility and practicality of ultraviolet (UV) germicidal irradiation of the inner bore of a computed tomography (CT) gantry as a means of viral decontamination. (Hint: It works!)Download

Air Sterilization Frequently Asked Questions

Upgrade your existing ventilation system or use a portable air purifier.

No, an air purifier doesn’t protect you against viruses! However, air sanitizing treatment in the form of powerful high-intensity Sanuvox UVC light has the potential to eliminate up to 100% of pathogens in a duct air stream in the first pass, including viruses of any size. Surface contamination may still be a route of infection. Therefore, rigorous attention must be paid to observing proper hygiene. We recommend HygieniCoat antimicrobial coatings to protect hard and soft surfaces.

The quality of filtered air is tied to the grade of filter used. The finest MERV or HEPA filters can remove particles as low as 0.3 microns. Unfortunately, viruses, such as SARS Covid-2, are 0.12 to 0.06 microns, which means a percentage of a virus is going to pass through that filter like sand through a tennis racket. There is also a risk of encountering live viruses when replacing a filter.

The amazingly affordable SANUVAIR S-100, a new UVC air purifier, quietly services up to 500 square feet. u00a0It can be used in portable, wall, or ceiling mount configurations. This unit uses SANUVOX’s patented high-intensity UV”J” lamp designed to maximize UV dosage to the moving airstream.

By using our AEROSAURTM, a portable silent air purifier and sanitizer with Biowall that sterilizes up to 100% of the air stream in the first pass, suitable for large unventilated areas. This air sanitizer delivers 500 cfm and 1000 cfm silently on the low and medium settings and quietly up to 1600 cfm, making it ideal for protecting against indoor pathogens, even while shooting a take on a movie.

Sanuvox UV systems use the same two wavelengths produced by the Sun, the UVC wavelength (254 nm) that attacks micro-organisms on the molecular level to deactivate and destroy contaminants and UVV (185nm) to degrade chemicals and odors.

Airborne particles that contain allergens, spores, pollens, bacteria, and mold are all effectively eliminated by UVC light treatment, while chemicals, VOCs fumes, and odors are inactivated.

There is a BIOWALL in-duct solution to fit every circumstance. Please contact a BlueGold Labs representative for guidance on a custom solution for your ventilation upgrade.