InfraShield is a fabric coating used to repel ultraviolet light and reduce the amount penetrating the interior of a fabric structure. By reducing the amount of ambient IR radiation that is absorbed by wall and insulating panels, tents coated with InfraShield use less energy for climate control and greatly reduce the amount of material break down caused by IR exposure.
Celina uses this unique chemical makeup to reflect IR radiation extending below visible light. The human eye sees wavelengths from 380 nm (nanometers) to 780 nm; by comparison, IR light ranges from 700 nm to 1mm (1,000,000 nm) wavelengths - around half of the sun’s thermal-spectrum radiation output. By reducing absorption, the process of heating is curtailed in its early stages which makes cooling procedures less of an issue. Maintaining proper environmental attributes is simpler when there aren’t forces working toward disparate goals; removing a major source of heating can greatly improve tasks in this area.
All testing utilizes our Thermal Resistance Assessment Chamber, developed by our in-house engineering team. Treated layers are assessed using thermal imaging and ambient temperature recording devices, amassing information on thermal loss between layers and comparing results to those of uncoated materials. Tests use multiple layers of treated materials, often using a different material with InfraShield coating for each layer, to find the best combination for maximum protection. All materials used at Celina are compliant with the Berry Amendment, including those we test using the InfraShield coating.
Thermacore’s tri-layer technology utilizes the inherent properties of each material to its maximum potential. We place a high importance on studying the expansion of the thermal bridge, the decrease of barrier strength due to adhesion processes, and the reflective properties of various types of thermoplastic polymer resins. All materials sourced for our product trials are Berry Amendment compliant, as it applies to restrictions for fabrics, fibers, and yarns.
All testing utilizes our proprietary Thermal Resistance Assessment Chamber. Insulated layers are assessed using thermal imaging and ambient temperature recording devices, amassing information on thermal loss through stitch lines and evaluating the properties of the material’s thermal bridge. Results show reduction of expended energy used to maintain proper interior climate down 45% from comparable standard material. All material used in Thermacore insulation is rigorously tested to meet tent and fabric structure flame specs.
By combining the power of semi-crystalline polymers and nitrogen based compounds, which are used for UV reflective properties and resistance to UV penetration and break down, the interior of the protected structure provides the maximum amount of ultraviolet defense. Material strength has been unaffected by ultraviolet light in tests of up to continuous 200 hours of exposure. The trimer chemical blend used on the interior of Thermacore liners exhibits exceptional flame resistant properties. As an added effect, insulation composition also exhibits sound reduction properties, frequency absorption peak¬ing around 2 kHz.
Created by our in-house team of research engineers, Micro-Weld™ Technology creates a sealed seam that is stronger and more resistant to tearing or failure than ordinary welds. Each Micro-Weld™ seam has the basic strength of a normal Radio Frequency (RF) or High Frequency (HF) weld, with its resistance to the start of a tear and opposition to continued failure of the seam enhanced exponentially. The main ad-vantage of ordinary seals is the high adhesion factor before any kind of failure. With Micro-Weld™ Technology, we’ve created a welded seam that is not only stronger than the two materials used to create it, but also resists tears AND stops any created tears from continuing down the existing seam.