Product Detail

Coolshield International – Solacoat Pastel and Solacoat Dark Topcoats

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Overview

 

A range of energy efficient coatings that reduce heat penetration, lowering internal temperatures and thus, reducing the need for mechanical cooling. Suitable for use on a range of materials, including exterior metal, tile and masonry surfaces in residential and commercial projects.

*Solacoat Domestic Brochure 2014

*Solacoat 4P Corporate Brochure 2014

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Options

Available in 4 litre, 15 litre & 20 litre drums, or 200 litres for commercial applications.

Colours

  • Solacoat Dark Coloured Topcoats – Aged Pottery, Blue Mountain, Brown, Grey, Moocha, Natural Green, Natural Red, Rivergum, Smooth Cream, Sunset Red, Terracotta, White, Charcoal.
  • Solacoat Pastel Gloss Acrylic Topcoats.

Warranty

10 year warranty covering solar reflectivity, colour uniformity, cracking, peeling or flaking.

Expected Life

  • Coating life – expected 15 years.
  • Fade resistant for up to 20 years.

Indicative Costs

Contact supplier.

Purchase Options

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Constituents

Water based acrylic top coats (constituents proprietary – sighted by ecospecifier for assessment).

Technical Specifications

  • Covers approximately 10-12 square meters per litre per coat depending on the surface porosity.
  • Approximate drying times at 25°C and 50% relative humidity.
  • Touch Dry: 30-45 minutes.
  • Recoat: minimum 4 hours Solacoat Dark Topcoats. Solacoat White & Pastel Colours recoat 2 hours.
  • Full gloss approximately 60-75% depending on colours.

National & International Standards

  • ISO9001:2008.
  • Manufactured in NATA approved laboratory.
  • ASTM E 1980-11.

Country of Origin

Australia.

Projects

  • Coca Cola warehouses in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.
  • NSW Railways: tracks, sheds and tools throughout NSW.
  • Queensland Rail-Workshops.
  • Supercheap Auto DC Centre in Queensland.
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred: Silos for grain/cereal storage in Toowoomba and Narromine.
  • IGA Foodland: Retail premises in Adelaide.
  • Metcash Grocery Warehouse-DC: Alice Springs.
  • Snooze retailers in Canberra.
  • Country Water offices and sheds in Broken Hill.
  • Lord Byron resort in Byron Bay.
  • Gold Coast City Council External electronic boxes on the Gold Coast.
  • Sinopec Oil China: Gas Storage and Fuel Tanks.
  • Shell-Philippines: Floating Fuel Tanks.
  • Many domestic and smaller commercial roofs including Terracotta, Steel, Concrete, Fibrous cement.

Preparation

Brushing, rolling, spraying grade of gloss architectural water based acrylic coloured coating range for the painting of roofs.

 

ECOSPECIFIER LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT

INTEGRATED DESIGN AND POLICY ISSUES

Reducing heating and cooling loads of buildings contributes to reductions in energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions, through reduced need for air conditioning, and hence reduced plant size and operating costs. Improved thermal performance will also support staff comfort and increase productivity.

When applied to concrete roof or other high mass building surfaces, it will reduce urban heat island effects due to high reflectivity. Urban heat island mitigation will increase local evening comfort, reduce cooling system loads and rescue local environmental heat stress on ecosystems.

 

HUMAN HEALTH

Health

See Ecospecifier Issues of Concern section below.

Comfort

Coatings will improve internal comfort levels, lengthen the life of stored products and reduce or totally negate the need for power to cool and subsequently reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Indoor Environment Quality

The coatings have low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, minimising VOC emissions. Content for each coating is:

  • Solacoat Dark Colours Topcoats –  53g / Litre
  • Solacoat Pastel Gloss Acrylic Topcoats – 47g / Litre

Electromagnetic Radiation

The need for less cooling devices such as air conditioning can reduce the amount of radiation bouncing off buildings.

Safety

Not applicable.

Accessibility

Not applicable.

 

ECOLOGICAL QUALITY

Terrestrial

Emissions – Coating contains ammonia in liquid form. In gaseous form, ammonia deposits can potentially react with acidic compounds in the atmosphere, thereby contributing to acid rain affecting nitrogen content in nutrient poor soils.

Application tools should be cleaned in a contained treatment system to avoid contamination of topsoil. This product must be disposed of in accordance to local regulations.

Physical – In the liquid form, product should not be released into waterways, waste water or soil as it is not readily biodegradable and has the potential to have long retention times in water.

Aquatic

Emissions – Coatings contain a small volume of substances that are very toxic to marine environments and may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment in liquid form. See Ecospecifier Issues of Concern.  

Physical – In the liquid form, product should not be released into waterways, waste water or soil as it is not readily biodegradable and has the potential to have long retention times in water. Based on data for similar components or preparations, this product is expected to be toxic to aquatic organisms. Long term adverse effects to aquatic organisms are possible if continuous exposure is maintained.  

Atmosphere

Greenhouse (GHG) – Coating has comparable embodied energy and GHG intensity to other water based concrete coatings, which are low in comparison to solvent based coatings.

  • Greenhouse intensity –
  • Solacoat Dark Colours Topcoats Metal Roofs (Unpainted & Previously Painted) and Tiled Roofs (Concrete or Terracotta) approximately 0.4gCO2e / m2*

*based on 2 coats of painting with average coverage of ~0.1kg / m2 per coat

  • Solacoat Pastel Gloss Acrylic Topcoats Brick, Masonry, Plaster Etc. (unpainted & previously painted), Timber (unpainted & previously painted) and Galvanised Steel, Zincalume & Aluminium (unpainted) - approximately 0.2gCO2e / m2*

Transport intensity Product is manufactured in Brisbane, Australia. Energy and GHG figures for shipping product are shown below.

Product Weight

Energy Intensity – Container Shipping

GHG Intensity – Container Shipping

  • Solacoat Dark Colours Topcoats Metal Roofs (Unpainted & Previously Painted) and Tiled Roofs (Concrete or Terracotta) - ~0.1kg / m2.coating
  • Solacoat Pastel Gloss Acrylic Topcoats Brick, Masonry, Plaster Etc. (unpainted & previously painted), Timber (unpainted & previously painted) and Galvanised Steel, Zincalume & Aluminium (unpainted) - ~0.082kg / m2.coating

 

0.000135 MJ/ kg.km

0.000011kgCO2e / kg.km

Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.

Light commercial vehicle

Rigid Truck

Articulated Truck

0.001451kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000195kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000069kgCO2e / kg.km

Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.

Operational efficiency - Product is greenhouse efficient in its operation in that it lowers internal temperatures, which reduces the need for mechanical cooling.

Re-use Efficiency - Not applicable.

Toxics and Pollutants - Coating emits limited volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. VOCs can combine with other air pollutants to form photochemical smog.

Ozone Depletion - Coating does not contain any ozone depleting (ODP) substances. Coating may minimise the use of ODPs through reducing loads placed on mechanical air conditioning systems, which often use ODP refrigerants.

Urban Heat Island Effects - Product reduces heat in building walls and roofs to pavements and light traffic areas.

Noise - Not applicable

 

Biodiversity

The extraction of petroleum for synthetic polymer based constituents in the coating will disrupt local landscapes and alter local ecosystems. In the event of an oil-spill, while rare, significant localised biodiversity impacts can result.

The process of extracting mineral based additives in coating, particularly titanium dioxide (pigment), silica and sand, are sourced as a result of sand mining, a high biodiversity impact process. Mining modifies soil profiles, topography and drainage patterns which impacts natural vegetation and biodiversity.

Reduced heat island effects will provide minor positive contribution to ecosystem health.

 

RESOURCE DEPLETION

Resource Efficiency

Synthetic polymer based constituents are derived from diminishing and non-renewable reserves of petroleum.

Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy

  • Solacoat Dark Colours Topcoats Metal Roofs (Unpainted & Previously Painted) and Tiled Roofs (Concrete or Terracotta) - approximately 14.4MJ / m2*^

*based on 2 coats of painting with average coverage of ~0.1kg / m2 per coat.

^Coolshield International recommends that two coats of Solacoat Dark Colours Topcoats are applied after one coat of Solacoat WB Metal Primer for Metal Roofs (Unpainted & Previously Painted) and one coat of Solacoat CP Primer for Tiled Roofs (Concrete or Terracotta). Refer to relevant listings for individual embodied energy calculations.

  • Solacoat Pastel Gloss Acrylic TopcoatsBrick, Masonry, Plaster Etc. (unpainted & previously painted), Timber (unpainted & previously painted) and Galvanised Steel, Zincalume & Aluminium (unpainted) - approximately 7.4MJ / m2*^

*based on 2 coats of painting with average coverage of ~0.082kg / m2 per coat

^Coolshield International recommends that two coats of Solacoat Pastel Gloss Acrylic Topcoats are applied after one coat of Solacoat CP Primer for Brick, Masonry, Plaster Etc. (unpainted & previously painted), Timber (unpainted & previously painted) and one coat of Solacoat WB Metal Primer for Galvanised Steel, Zincalume & Aluminium (unpainted).

Embodied Water

Information not available.

Durability

Coating provides a durable and protective coating for a surface substrate and has a 10 year performance warranty.

Reusability

Not applicable.

Repairability

Refer to Preparation.

Design for Dematerialisation

Coating can assist in minimising urban heat island levels and heat transfer into buildings reducing energy loads placed on HVAC systems. This may also lead to reduced plant size, reduced operational times, and in some cases, reduction or elimination of mechanical air conditioning systems.

Design for Disassembly

Not applicable.

Recyclability

No.

Maintenance

Better performance and durability can be ensured provided the surface is cleaned regularly.

Product Takeback Scheme

Not applicable.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

 

CORPORATE AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Audits and Environmental Reporting

No.

Convictions

No.

Environmental Policy

No.

Social Enhancement Programs

No.

Technology Transfer Programs

No.

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

No.

ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHT

Solacoat Dark Colours Topcoats

Coatings contain a small percentage of titanium dioxide (between 0.54-0.22%) and some coatings colours (grey, rivergum, smooth cream and white) contain a larger percentage of titanium dioxide (between 1.2-6.64%). In 2006, the IARC reclassified titanium dioxide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue relates to the inhalation of pure powdered and ultra-fine titanium dioxide dust during manufacturing and is not considered a risk, as the TiO2 is not in a respirable form when bound into the product.

Accordingly the sanding, grinding and other occupational production activities of products containing titanium dioxide may present issues if appropriate precautions are not taken. Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment. Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for further information.

Information last verified on 16th May 2017

 

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Non reflective and solvent based horizontal surface coatings.

 

RELATED TOPICS

Paints, coatings, thermal comfort.

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Reduced urban heat island potential

Reduced GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions

Energy Resources

Downstream reduction of energy use

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Quality Management System

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment