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Super Therm® thoroughly test by NASA

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Great inside video of the Space Shuttle 1650°C (3000°F) re-entry heat - 235 knots (435km/hr)


Space ShuttleWith Super Therm® you can apply the same NASA technology and retain the same insulation efficency and you can do it with specially designed ceramics and high tech polimers exclusively developed to produce an inulation coating that will perform for a minimum of 25 years.

Super Therm® is a water-based coating spun-off from NASA research has proven an outstanding insulator in harsh weather conditions and has been successfully applied worldwide. Used on the inside of the space shuttle, Supertherm will not burn. When applied to a surface it will not contribute to the flame and holds the heat in while the space shuttle is in space and there is no offgassing. Developed with the ceramic engineers from Marshall Space Centre at NASA to contain 4 different ceramics compounds.

Super Therm® has been scientifically proven to be the most efficient insulator against the transfer of heat energy.


May 4, 1995

RE: NASA Space Flight Center Testing of Super Therm®

This is the first test report of a series of tests being performed by NASA on Super Therm.®

In this report they tested and classified Super Therm® as a Class "A" rated coating having -0- flame spread in the bum test. Flame spread is rated from "0" being the best to over "100" as being the worst a to contributing to flame or fire. Super Therm® rated excellent in absolutely no contribution to flame or fire. This is an unusual rating for any paint product as most will score from a low of 15 up to 88. The "A" classification is the highest classification that can be achieved. This result definitely shows the quality of Super Therm®.

NASA is currently so impressed with Super Therm® that they are now establishing testing in additional areas of need for the space center. These needs involve not only their facilities but other classified area.

As seen from the attached test memo from NASA, Super Therm® was applied at 8 thousandths 7.6 thousandths and 7.9 thousandth thickness for testing. This is our dry thickness as specified in our application instructions. All three samples were tested and received the same "0" result and "A" classification.

NASA Flamability Test (pdf - 262kb)
NASA Space Flight Center Testing of Super Therm®.

Letter from NASA
K rating - toxic outgassing test (highest possible)
A rating - flammability test (highest possible)


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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
F152(95-1 048)
To: FG53/E.H
From: FG1 1/D.G. Key

Subject: Flammability Testing of Super Therm® Water-Based Paint
The subject material has been tested for flammability by the procedures outlined in NBH 9070.1 B/C, Test 1.

The material, parameters and results are as follows:

Material: Super Therm® Water-Based Paint
Composition: Acrylic and Polyurethane with Ceramic Filler
Submitted by: FG53/E
Material Code: 02181
Cure: 2 Coast applied per test sample:
(1) 2 hours, 7SF, 14.7 psia
(2) 356 hours, 74F, 14.7 psia
Sample Size: 2.5" x 12"
Substrate: 0.020" Aluminum
Test Number: M103903-A M103903-B M103903-c
Thickness: 0.0080" 0.0076" 0.0079"
Environment: 30% Oxygen
10.2 psia
34% Oxygen
10.2 psia
40% Oxygen
10.2 psia
Burn Length: 0" 0" 0"
Rating: A A A

The subject material met the acceptance criteria of NHB 8060,1 B/C

Test 1. The overall rating was determined by an analysis of all available data.

A Material Safety Data Sheet and Product Data Sheet should be included with all materials submitted for testing.

Material & Processes Laboratory


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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
George C. Marshall Space Center
Marshall Space Flight Center
Reply to Attn. of: EH42 ( 95-0152 )
TO: EH43/D. Griffin
FROM: EH01/C.F.  Key

SUBJECT: Toxic Offgassing of Super Therm® Water Based Paint
The subject material has been tested for toxic offgassed products by the procedures outlined in NHB 8060.1C, Test 7.
The material, parameters and results are as follows:

Material: Super Therm® Water-Based Paint
Cure: First Coat: 2hrs. 75 F 14.7 psia
Second Coat: 33Shrs. 75 F 14.7 psia
Composition: Acrylic and Polyurethane with Ceramic Filler
Material Code: 02181
Item Number: 103903
Project: Space Station Study
Submitted by: EH43/ D. Griffin
Test Number: M103903-D
Test Temperature: 120 F
Sum T100 Value: .02196
Max. Limit Wt.: 2276.87 lbs.
Rating: K

The subject material met the acceptance criteria of NHB 8060.IC for toxic offgassing.

Please ensure that any subsequent cleaning or modification does not invalidate the test results and require retesting. An overall rating of K has been given to this material for toxicity.

A copy of the test analysis is enclosed

A Material Safety Data Sheet and Product Data Sheet should be included with any materials submitted for testing.

Deputy Director
Materials & Processes Laboratory
Enclosure
cc: see next page 


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Toxicity Rating for Material Used in ISSA Module

Material Code: 02181
Material: Super Therm® Water-Based Paint
Test No.: M103903-D
Weight: 18.81 grams; .0414 lbs
Item Number: 103903