INDUSTRIAL Nanotech, a global leader in nanotechnology-based energy saving solutions, says it has created a next generation concrete roof tile product with numerous features that will be made available to the roofing industry in early 2014.

Incorporating the company’s well established Nansulate product line, the premium concrete roof tile significantly increases the energy efficiency of the roof, is resistant to the growth of unsightly mould/mildew/bacteria without using a toxic moldicide and incorporates leading edge ultraviolet (UV) resistant technology that protects the original brilliance of the tile colour and, therefore, the aesthetics of the home.

Industrial Nanotech CEO/CTO Stuart Burchill comments: “We have teamed up with one of the dominant US roof tile manufacturers and other major roofing contractors to bring a product that will bring a paradigm shift in the industry, a disruptive technology.

“By lowering the maintenance costs of the roof tile with the ‘stay clean’ qualities and increasing the energy efficiency, we have created a premium roof tile product that pays for itself,” he adds.

The new tile product has US and international patents and Industrial Nanotech is looking at marketing it in as many countries as possible including the Middle East.

Industrial Nanotech is a global nanoscience solutions and research leader and member of the US Green Building Council. The company develops and commercialises new and innovative applications for sustainable nanotechnology which are sold worldwide, including Nansulate thermal insulation and asset protection coatings which provide energy savings, thermal insulation, corrosion resistance, prevention of CUI (corrosion under insulation), moisture and chemical resistance, and other protective benefits. The coatings have a low VOC (volatile organic compound) content and are water-based, and sustainable.

Made in the US, this patented technology, sold only under the Nansulate brand name, has been available since 2004 and has been providing dramatic energy saving and protective solutions for industrial, commercial, government and residential customers around the world.

In addition, Industrial Nanotech also produces Nansulate Crystal, a clear, protective, energy-saving coating that allows the roof to shine through in all seasons. Its features include resistance to the growth of mould, mildew, algae, bacteria and more, protection against weathering, moisture, and added durability.

“Nansulate Crystal isn’t just a simple reflective coating, it’s much more than that. Reflective coatings only block heat transfer during warm seasons, while in colder seasons reflecting the sun isn’t doing much for your energy efficiency. Nansulate Crystal, however, works in a unique way, giving the benefits of low thermal transfer and UV resistance for energy savings in every season and climate to lower both heating and cooling bills,” says a spokesman for Industrial Nanotech.