The Science Behind the Shield
The Rhino Shield application process has proven to protect your property against the brutal Arizona sun and heat while improving the overall energy efficiency. The central air pocket in the microspheres provides an insulating barrier for your walls much like a thermos bottle does. This insulating, industrial maintenance-free coating is long-lasting, offering superior mildew resistance, corrosion resistance, and ultra-violet ray reflectivity.
Rhino Shield’s ceramic sphere technology incorporates different sized microspheres as fillers. Conventional paints utilize inexpensive mineral products as fillers that are irregular in shape and size. These irregularly-shaped fillers don’t pack nearly as well as a mix of small and large microspheres (the smaller spheres pack more tightly into the spaces between the larger spheres). The more densely the coating is packed with microspheres, the less permeable it is to stains and the thicker it is when dry. Adding ceramic microspheres and high quality Titanium Dioxide to our top grade 100% unique proprietary blend acrylic elastomeric resins makes Rhino Shield reflect more light and heat, repel water better, and makes it more durable than any other coating on the market. For a complete look at the science of Rhino Shield Ceramic Coatings, please call today and speak to one of our experienced representatives.
Unique Rhino Shield Self Prime First Coat
When Rhino Shield was designing their primer they told the chemist, “Cost is of no concern, just make us the best primer possible.” This proprietary first coat was developed for the unique harsh Arizona climate. Building upon the original APS priming coat, Rhino Shield has advanced the original formula and developed a higher quality first coat containing proprietary resins for bonding and breathability.
Product Testing Data
Most paints and coatings utilize mineral filler and chalk (CaCO3-calcium carbonate) as fillers, at Rhino Shield we use ceramic spheres. Besides excellent durability, they help insulate. Rhino-Shield qualifies as a “Low-e” coating. This test compared the thermal conductivity of CaCO3 versus W410 and K46 spheres utilized in Rhino Shield. The CaCO3 allows heat to quickly transfer while the ceramics prevent it.
Rhino Shield™ Ceramic Coating has been rigorously third part tested by BASF and a series of independent labs to ensure quality, consistency, and dependability. Rhino Shield Ceramic Coating meets or exceeds requirements in the following categories:
ASTM Test Number
BASF is one of the largest and most respected chemical companies in the world. They are recognized by the slogan “We don’t make a lot of the product you buy, we make a lot of the products you buy better”. BASF has preformed several rounds of testing on Rhino Shield. Rhino Shield excels at flexibility, tear resistance, tensile strength, breathability, and viscosity. Additionally, BASF performed an accelerated aging test. At the end of the test, Rhino Shield showed no viable signs of aging and maintained its elastomeric properties.
Class A Fire Rating
Rhino Shield has a class A fire and smoke rating. In some areas of the country prone to wildfires, buildings with a class A fire rating may qualify for a discount on homeowners insurance.
Rhino Shield is the most salt tolerant coating on the market. This is vital in coastal areas. As the testing shows, we are in the top category of salt tolerance and even outperformed the industry standard, Rustoleum.
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