We will be displaying astroECO, our leading environmentally-friendly reflective insulation product line, at Metalcon next week so if you’re attending the show be sure to stop by our booth #1508. Joe Dewes, executive director of the Commercial Division, will be on hand to discuss our products and answer any questions. We’ll also be handing out free packets featuring installation guidelines and tips for installing astroECO or AstroShield reflective insulation.
Metalcon International takes place Oct. 9-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We will have all of our building insulation products on display at the show, but astroECO is always the main draw because it is both environmentally-friendly and economically priced.
How Does astroECO Reflective Insulation Work?
astroECO features polyethylene bubble film manufactured from 25 percent recycled material sandwiched between two protective sheets, one or both of which has a metalized aluminum surface. This metalized film blocks 94 percent of radiant heat transfer, dramatically improving thermal performance and energy efficiency while keeping energy costs lower and interior spaces more comfortable. In the summer, astroECO installed in the walls and ceilings of a building will reflect the heat before it can enter. In the winter, astroECO holds the heat in because of the metalized surface’s low emittance.
Radiant heat is one of the three ways that heat is transferred, and it is the primary mode of heat transfer in buildings. It occurs when infrared rays cross air spaces from one surface to another. Whereas mass insulation slows down heat transfer, reflective insulation will stop up to 94 percent of radiant heat transfer, therefore improving overall thermal performance. Other benefits of astroECO reflective insulation products include:
- Made in the USA
- Reduced energy consumption and costs
- Class A/Class 1 flame and smoke rating
- Thin and lightweight products
- Easy and safe to install; no special tools or protective clothing required
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