San Diego, California - Rhino Linings Corp, a global provider of industrial, municipal and residential protective coatings and foams, is now offering an aluminised polyurea system for spray-applied, seamless coating of commercial and industrial roofs.
Dubbed Rhino Eco-Coat, the product helps to reflect sunlight off the roof and so improve the energy efficiency of the building, the firm claimed in a 1 Dec announcement. It is a two-component (1:1 mix) aromatic system with 100-percent solids, meaning zero emission of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and offers rapid curing. It contains UV stabilisers and leafing aluminum pigment to enhance UV stability, Rhino adds.
Rhino Eco-Coat can be used as a top coat over Rhino SPF (spray polyurethane foam) or as a coating for direct application on primed metal or concrete roofs. This product offers high tensile strength and abrasion resistance which makes it ideal for resisting the effects of hail, mechanical impact and pest infestations. Once it is applied, the coating can be walked upon within minutes to speed application, Rhino adds.
As an overall roofing system, Rhino Eco-Coat can be used with Rhino SPF with 2.5, 2.8 and 3.0 pound per cubic foot density (about 40, 44 and 48 kg/m3) which is cost competitive with other roofing systems. Over a 30-year life span, they have proven to cost between 10 and 50 percent less on average than comparably insulated membrane roof systems, according to Life Cycle Cost Analysis performed by Michelsen Technologies, Rhino said.
Rhino EcoCoat has been tested and it meets the requirements of Class A roofing system, the firm continued, adding that, when properly applied by state-certified roofing or general contractors and at the factory-designated thickness, the Rhino Roof Coating System will resist hail damage and qualifies for a 5-year, no leak, roof coating limited warranty.
Rhino Eco-Coat Roof System assists architects and building owners in earning LEED (The leadership in energy and environmental design) credits for their building projects, Rhino says. LEED, developed by the US Green Building Council, www.usgbc.org, is a third-party certification programme and nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
"We're proud of our roof coatings products," said Pierre Gagnon, Rhino's president and CEO. "Rhino Linings has a 20+ year history of identifying and manufacturing coatings for foams and an eco-friendly roofing system is a natural extension of our expertise. We're looking to add new certified roofing contractors to our global network of professional roofing applicators to help us become a major world-wide provider of roof coating solutions."
Additional Rhino roof coatings available include Rhino Acrylic Top Coat applied over foam in hot, dry climates for UV resistance on sloped roofs and Rhino Silicone Top Coat used in rainy weather and extreme temperature environments.
Rhino Linings is a privately-held corporation and was established in 1988. It is headquartered in San Diego, California, and claims to be a world leader in sprayed and/or rolled polyurethane, polyaspartic and epoxy coatings and linings for industrial, municipal and residential applications.
The firm has a global retail and industrial applicator network consisting of more than 1400 independently owned businesses in almost 80 countries.
For more information about Rhino Linings visit www.rhinolinings.com.