Broader range of dark colours, energy savings and longer life expectancy of the cladding. These are just some of the benefits of CIN's new Thermo-Reflective Technology for dark colours for exterior thermal insulation systems.

New CIN thermo-reflective technology includes dark colours in ETICS

Published by: CIN
/ 5 May 2021

CIN, a Portuguese brand and Iberian coatings market leader, has just extended the dark/ intense colour palette to include twenty-five new colours with the new Thermo-Reflective Technology.

Nowadays dark colours have been quite popular on exterior walls and especially over ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite System). However, this is always problematic since dark colours allow for a higher surface temperature when exposed to sunlight that will increase the interior temperature reducing comfort in the summer and requiring extra energy consumption from the cooling systems. On top of that, these higher surface temperatures on the cladding of the ETICS will lead to cracking damaging permanently the system.

CIN’s new Thermo-Reflective Technology enables dark or intense colours to be used on regular façades shielding the wall from high temperatures thus increasing the interior thermal comfort of the building and saving energy due to the decreasing the usage of cooling systems. These new dark colours can be safely used over ETICS ensuring a long-life expectancy of the system.

“Our Thermo-Reflective Technology allows for a broader range of colours that can be safely used over ETICS but more importantly enhance the interior comfort of the building while reducing CO2 emissions through the reduction of energy consumption of cooling systems” says Marcos Castro, Marketing Director at CIN.

The 25 new Thermo-Reflective technology colours are available in a selected range of façades products such as Carso 1 and Eralit (thick coatings), Nováqua HD (100% acrylic smooth masonry paint) and Novatex HD (100% acrylic light-textured masonry paint). This type of technology represents CIN's continuous investment in the innovation of its products and the permanent commitment to quality that it presents to the market. These are just two of the reasons that make it the fastest growing paint company in the European market.