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Advanced Energy Solutions is pleased to offer HY-TECH’s ceramic insulating radiant barrier.  HY-TECH, based in Melbourne Florida, is a NASA 2003 spin-off company who uses space shuttle technology to produce a radiant barrier called #85 Barrier Coat that combines pure metal (aluminum) with a fine white powder blend of high strength ceramic "microspheres".  Each single ceramic microsphere is so small that it looks to the naked eye as if it is a single grain of flour.

The microspheres in the HY-TECH insulating ceramic paint have compressive strengths up to 60,000 psi, a softening point of about 1800° C., and they are fairly chemical resistant, with low thermal conductivity of 0.1 W / m / Deg.C. The scientific process went one step farther and improved on the ceramic microspheres by removing all the gas inside which created a vacuum. Since a vacuum represents an absense of matter, physics law states that nothing can move through a vacuum. In effect we have a miniature thermos bottle... a microscopic hollow vacuum sphere that resists thermal conductivity and reduces the transfer of sound.

When mixed into paint the painted surface dries to a tightly packed layer of the hard, hollow "microspheres", ( Hy-Tech's exclusive CVM, ceramic vacuum matrix technology.) The tightly packed film reflects and dissipates heat by minimizing the path for the transfer of heat. The ceramics are able to reflect, refract and block heat radiation (loss or gain) and dissipate heat rapidly preventing heat transfer through the coating with as much as 90% of solar infrared rays and 85% of ultra violet-rays being radiated back into the atmosphere.

This insulating additive is completely inert. The addition of the ceramics to any material provides improved fire resistance, protection of coated surfaces from harmful UV rays, repulsion of chewing insects and increased durability of the coating due to the hard ceramic finish. Ceramic filled paint is easier to clean and lasts far longer than conventional paint pigments.

Additional Benefits of Insulating Ceramics

  • Hard ceramics provide longer lasting durability which means you paint less often.
  • Exceptional stain and scrub resistance
  • Ceramics are Non-Toxic & Fire Resistant
  • Helps deaden sound
  • Use on Interior or Exterior
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Reduces heat and cooling loss!
  • A hard smooth surface that resists corrosion, abrasion, mold and mildew.

Hy-Tech Insulating Additive, the smart choice.

A great majority of ceramic and glass "microspheres" or "beads" being produced today are for applications ranging from medical, electronic and every day household use each having different chemical and physical properties. Many of these applications require ceramics that will actually INCREASE the transfer of heat.
Hy-Tech insulating ceramics are selected for their chemical compatibility with paints and coatings and their ability to block the transfer of heat. Hy-Tech insulating ceramics are not a waste by-product of some other industry nor are they an inexpensive filler as are many of the insulating paint additives being marketed today. We have seen dark dirty gray ceramics, thick gritty ceramics, and fragile glass beads intended for use as inexpensive fillers in plastics, all being marketed as "Insulating Additives for Paint".

Don't be fooled by biased "in-house" testing results or "modified" American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test procedures, ( there are no approved "R value" tests for insulating paints or additives at this time and the ASTM Society does not approve of "modified" test procedures. )

Information on the R-value testing rule can be found at the Government's website:

An example of a FTC complaint against false R-value claims can be viewed at:

FTC regulations and definitions of R-values are located here:

Buy from the company who started it all, (our researchers began formulating insulating coatings in the early 70's ), a company who specializes in insulating paints and thermal reduction coatings, and the ONLY Insulating Paint Additive. Selected by NASA

"I went to the Home & Garden show here in St. Louis this past spring. NASA had a booth there and your product was one of many that was on display. I told them I had been interested in purchasing your product, but you can never be sure about all the stuff you see on the internet. They said your product was the real deal and when I was ready to buy, to tell you that NASA sent me. So, here I am...NASA sent me!" --Wendy Birgen, Florissant, MO