Is there a NASA developed home insulation?
Painting the interior or the exterior of a house can
be quite an arduous task, but few realize that
adding a fresh splash of color to the walls and siding
of their homes can lead to reduced energy consumption
and substantial savings on utility bills. Hy-Tech
Thermal Solutions, LLC, of Melbourne, Florida, is producing
a very complex blend of ceramic vacuum-filled
refractory products designed to minimize the path of hot
air transfer through ceilings, walls, and roofs. The
ceramic technology blocks the transfer of heat outward
when applied to paint on interior walls and ceilings,
and prevents the transfer of heat inward when used
to paint exterior walls and roofs, effectively providing
year-round comfort in the home.
As a manufacturer and marketer of thermal solutions
for residential, commercial, and industrial applications,
Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions attributes its success to the
high performance insulating ceramic microsphere originally
developed from NASA thermal research at Ames
Research Center. Shaped like a hollow ball so small that
it looks as if it is a single grain of flour to the naked
(slightly thicker than a human hair), the microsphere is
noncombustible and fairly chemical-resistant, and has a
wall thickness about 1/10 of the sphere diameter, a
strength of about 4,000 pounds per square inch,
and a softening point of about 1,800 ºC.
Hy-Tech Thermal Solutions improved upon these
properties by removing all of the gas inside and creating
a vacuum. In effect, a "mini thermos bottle" is produced,
acting as a barrier to heat by reflecting it away from the
protected surface. When these microspheres are combined
with other materials, they enhance the thermal
resistance of those materials.
So... the short answer is a resounding YES!!