MANTI CERAMIC MICRO COATING
Innovation in thermal insulation
Manti ceramic micro coating, patented and certified, with a 10-year guarantee, benefits from tax deductions.
Manti ceramic micro coating was designed to solve problems associated with traditional thick thermal insulation systems. It can also work in synergy with thick external insulation, blocking thermal bridges and keeping summer heat from entering and winter heat from exiting.
When used in place of thick external insulation, it guarantees the correct insulation with minimal thickness, avoiding construction work and related costs. It is also used where thick insulation cannot be applied. The family of MANTI® CERAMIC products is the result of research and development by the Műszer Automatika industrial group, with 40 years of history, seven production plants, and a long history of innovation.
Manti ceramic micro coating can also be used as thermal insulation on its own because it adapts to each and every need.
The Manti family of coatings consists of various products covering all areas of thermal protection, not only for existing buildings, whether residential, commercial, or industrial, but also for technological equipment and special surfaces requiring thermal protection, such as steam pipes or silos, metal or plastic warehouse roofs, ship cargo holds, or hard-to-reach parts of heating circuits.
MANTI CERAMIC MICRO COATING is a thermal insulation with low thickness. Its main component is a mix of ceramic microspheres with variable grain size of a few microns (a micron is a thousandth of a millimetre, so hundreds are found in a millimetre).
These high-quality hollow ceramic microspheres are produced at high temperatures and combined with a non-volatile, water-based binding agent. The flow of heat is blocked due to the heat-reflecting properties of the surface of the microspheres and the thermal resistance of the vacuum within them. Conventional insulating materials do not block, but rather slow the flow of heat. As a result, their insulating capacity depends on their thickness. Many insulating materials are not breathable, so their use leads to condensation between the wall and insulation, a situation that favours the proliferation of mould and spores.
MANTI CERAMIC, on the other hand, is very breathable and certified to be mould proof.
When should micro coating be used?
Existing buildings where significant construction work is required to install thick external insulation, leading to a change in appearance of the original façade.
For blocking thermal bridges, for example, at door jambs and window casings, terraces, and soffits.
Interiors where thick insulation would compromise the size of the room and require construction and electrical work.
Façades of historical buildings that cannot be modified due to the presence of friezes decorated with reliefs.
Industrial and agricultural warehouses, silos, etc., requiring low-thickness thermal insulation and waterproofing on roofs and surfaces made of different materials (metal, plastic, stone, etc.).
Measurement & Performance
With regard to the thermal performance of the micro coating, it is worth noting that there are more than 10 mechanisms at work in this technology. To simplify, however, most of the product’s effectiveness lies in its ability to reflect thermal energy (THERMAL SHIELD) and in the intrinsic capacity of the ceramic microspheres to absorb and dissipate heat. The mechanism related to counteracting thermal conduction represents just a small part, no more than 10–15%.
It should be specified that measuring the performance of this product with instruments designed and built for thick exterior insulation is incorrect. For example, using a heat flux sensor or guarded hot plate does not allow the performance to be measured because the product relies on other mechanisms that cannot be detected with such tests.
The effectiveness of the product is determined by different factors:
Surface reflection of the spheres.
Resistance to thermal conduction due to the vacuum inside the spheres.
Internal reflection in the spheres.
Sphere walls that resists thermal conduction.
How does the micro coating work?
IN WINTER, HEAT FLOWS FROM INSIDE TOOUTSIDE
The flow of heat, which is slowed in the wall, encounters high resistance in the MANTI CERAMIC thermal coating and is reflected by the treatment, thereby transmitting energy to the wall structure.
The wall accumulates thermal energy and its heat capacity blocks the feeling of coldness, producing a pleasant sensation. In our experience, a feeling of comfort can be achieved even at a temperature of 16–17°C.
IN SUMMER, HEAT FLOWS FROM OUTSIDE TO INSIDE
In this case, solar radiation hits the MANTI CERAMIC thermal coating first. About 70% of the broad electromagnetic spectrum cannot pass through MANTI® CERAMIC.
The remaining 30% accumulates in the wall, with the heat flux slowed due to the thermal resistance of the vacuum within the microspheres.
Block thermal bridges
A thermal bridge, also called a cold bridge, is an area or part of an object whose thermal conductivity is higher than the surrounding material, creating a path of least resistance for the transfer of heat. Thermal bridges imply an overall reduction in the thermal resistance of the object.
The term is frequently used in the context of building envelopes, through which thermal bridges transfer heat into or out of the conditioned space.
Thermal bridges in buildings affect the amount of energy required to heat and cool a space and also lead to condensation (humidity) within the building envelope and thermal discomfort.
With MANTI CERAMIC, you can forget about thermal bridges, because with such a thin layer, you can apply it anywhere.
Manti High Density
Manti Ceramic High Density is an insulating paste with a low thickness (2 mm to 10 mm) based on ceramic microspheres invented by NASA to insulate the shuttles. It is applied in three coats with a trowel.
Manti Medium Density
MANTI CERAMIC Medium Density is a nanoresin-based treatment applied in three/six coats with a sprayer/roller. It has an insulating power equal to 5–8 cm of conventional EPS exterior insulation or the like.
Technological M is a nanotech waterproofing thermal insulator ideal for the roofs and surfaces of industrial and agricultural warehouses (made of metal, plastic, asbestos, pebbles, or other materials). The thickness is about 1.0 mm. It is applied in three coats with a sprayer.
Transparent Low Density
Transparent Low Density is a triple-coat nanoresin-based treatment with an insulating power equal to 4 cm of EPS or the like. It is a sealant of negligible thickness that penetrates the surface of the material to which it is applied (with a sprayer or roller).