Tough yet attractive
One coating that does it all! Most paints are merely colored wall coverings, with
llm1ted protective qualities. Astec exterior coatings are much more. By incorporat-
ing ceramic insulating particles, Astec provides a durable thermal barrier equal to
several inches of other types of insulation. These ceramic particles, combined with
a sophisticated blend of plastics, terpolymers, weatherproofers, anti-shrinkage
materials, and other agents, make Astec coatings highly resistant to sun, water and
pollution. It resists cracking, peeling or blistering, providing a tough protective
exterior that stays beautiful year alter year.
The paint that insulates
As an exterior or interior wall coat-
ing, Astec offers amazing insulating
qualities... helping to cut heating
costs in winter, cooling costs in
Weatherproof, waterproof, corro-
sion proof - proof positive. Unlike
ordinary paints, Astec exterior coat-
ings take a beating. They're highly
resistant to harsh weather, ultraviolet
rays, atmospheric pollution, corro-
sion and condensation. Test results
and actual applications have proven
Astec is virtually unaffected by wind-
driven rain, chemical pollutants,
hot and cold cycles, sand abrasion,
and fungus, to name a few. These
coatings are highly elastic, and bond
to virtually any material - metal,
wood, cement, brick, blocks, asphalt,
and other difficult surfaces. They're
water-based, can be applied with a
brush, roller or spray, and dry to a rich,
beautifulllnen, matte finish.
NOle: Specllic appUcatlon inslructlons avatlable
Don't just take our word for it
"Last August we protected our
historical research library building
with Astec waterproofing and found
that we are no longer experiencing
high humidity or salt buildup... Our
coliection is irreplaceable and we
did quite a thorough search before
deciding on the Astec system ...
We are entirely pleased with the
- Page Edwards, Jr., Director
S/. Augustine Historical Society
"... The cooling is easily applied,
can be tinted to any color desired
and is suitable for any type of
building material... The cooling is
unquestionably an effective and
cost~tficient way to insulate build·
ings and slili maintain an attractive
- James N. Amend, Cap/.
United States Air Force, Readiness
and Support Directorate of Civil
Astec Ceramic Coatings provide more
benefits and help solve more prolr
lerns than anlJ other single coating.
Consider its quality, durabilitlJ and
energy-saving properties ...Then add
a lO·lJear limited warranty, and 1J0u
have a coating that's hard to beat.
Discover the Astec advantage.
Call 800·223·8494 fOr the Astec
speciallst nearest you.
It pays to use Astec
Astec test results
1llsted by laboratory aa:redlted by the U.S.
Department ot Commerce'
Exterior Heat Gain Study - "saved about 40 percent or
the air-conditioning cost (or the solar radiation loading
or the test modules under study."
Intcrior Room Wintertime Heat Loss 5t udy -
"The t2 percent to 15 percent reduction In heat loss
!rom the warm surface over a plancklan surlace is or
'This was a specIal test lor ICC ceramIc coatings
1llsted by Chrlstlan 'Jesting Labs
The Astec ceramic roor significantly outperrormed
R·20, (our Inches or loam insulation In heat gain tests.
1llsted by U.S. Department 01 the Air Force
Reduced Interior butldlng temperature by 17 degrees-
"The coating is unquestionably an eUeclive and cost-
effective way 10 Insulate butldlngs and slllI maintain an
1llsted by TRW Engineering & 1es1 Division
"... your paint appears to have very good thermal
properties as applicable to spacecraft usage. In the
ceramic particles In Astec coot· discussion, they are shown to be very compatible with
ings create a thermal barrier. These present spacecraft paints." 'lesl resulls show ceramic
Insulating white paint absorbs up to 50 percent less
partides refract, dissipate and solar heat than standard white paints.
reflect heat. A thin cooting of these
partides protect a human hand
from a blow torch flame held only
an Inch or two away. lest properties and approvals
ICC Ceramk Coatings and Systems
Here are some of the other organizations
who have discovered the advantages of Astec:
American Red Cross
Tape cross·hat'" meIhod.
'1lO'4 01 coatilg . - In plato
Withstood 160 inctI pcIIIlds.
6DD ...... SII110g No rust(10)
Illister"'ll ........... No blisttn (10)
Florida Power and Light a..i:oI mist1I1CI 24"""_1010_ ASTII·D-13D1l
little to no ,U"et
Ford Motor Company
mM CoIdIhot cydilg 10 coldJhot cydes. No aackong or ottw +I2'C""HO'C
Iowa Beef Packers
j. R. Slmplot Cold dleckilg 10 cold dleck cydes. No aedcilg or ASTII-D-1211
NASA ottw _"ious _IS.
Omaha Steel HoII resisl...,. Passes - no frlCnnS of Sl.l'ta. reb 51_ball
Regency Towers Condo
Stauffer Chemical Wond-«_ .... No ......... _ _ lit" 24 ......
I!lru 2'A' dia I1A>e
Sue Bee Honey mist1I1CI TT-C'555l!
U.S. Air Force FulgaI ........... No hongaI growtIIoo ~ (101 ASTII·D-3273-73T
, U.S. Army (10 _'IS
bes1oo. -10 rllong TropocaI_
And many more!
Abfasion fISlStanee Withstood 450 h.... 0I11I1"'lI_ ASTII·D·!l68
aIIr....., No _ ttwou;1
You'Il find Astec used on everything
from beach condos, oftice buIldings, MoistLl1 VipOf A...... moistllll _ trnmisslon ASTII-D-I6S3
Industrial plants, mJlltary facJl1ties permeaiJlity lMl without aedcilg.
and university buIldings, to large 2 lMl g...... per 100 sq II per 24 In ASTII-E-96
chemical, fuei and water tanks, and per_ny
much more. (-..gailliity)
Ponding Alter two _ . no"" hod US Testilg LaIl
_riled ttwou;1 the coat"'ll system. procecUe
For more information, contact:
ICC Insulating Coatings Corporation
Mfr. or The Paint That Insulates
Northern U.S.: 1·800·223·8494
f .. retOf1lRy
FIome 'lI'Ud 11 Fuel contributilg
CoIIilg did not _ t _'ion.
Southern U.S.: 1·800·345·5306