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Results from the Lab

At Rhino Shield, designing and testing is an ongoing process. We are very proud of our testing results and believe the tests support our position as the ceramic coating leaders. Independent testing confirms our performance claims, and offers assurance to our customers that Rhino Shield will perform on their home.


3M Thermo Conductivity

Most paints and coatings utilize mineral filer and chalk (CaCO3-calciumcarbonate) as fillers. At Rhino Shield, we use 3M ceramic microspheres. Besides excellent durability, they help insulate. Rhino Shield qualifies as a “Low-e” coating. This test compares the thermal conductivity of CaCO3 versus W410 and K46 spheres utilized in Rhino Shield.  As the 3M tests have shown, the CaCO3 allows heat to quickly transfer while the ceramics prevent it.

In August of 2003, Paint & Coating Industry magazine published an article describing the positive benefits of using microspheres within paints and coatings.

Click here to download a copy of this article –>>  The Benefits of Micropheres (1253)


BASF Testing

BASF is one of the largest and most respected chemical companies in the world. They are recognized by the slogan “We don’t make a lot of the products you buy, we make a lot of the products you buy better”.20110802 BASF logo

BASF has performed several rounds of testing on Rhino Shield.  And, BASF has said a few things about Rhino Shield… Rhino Shield excels at flexibility, tear resistance, tensile strength,  breatheability and viscosity. Additionally, BASF performed an accelerated aging test.  At the end of the test Rhnio Shield showed no visible signs of aging and was still an elastomeric product.
Click here to download report–>>  BASF Report (838)


Fire and Smoke Rating

Rhino-Shield has a class A fire and smoke rating. In some areas of the country prone to wildfires, buildings with a class A fire rating may qualify for a discount on their homeowners insurance.
Click here to download report–>>  Fire and Smoke Rating Report (844)


Salt Tolerance

Rhino-Shield is the most salt tolerant coating on the market. This is vital in coastal areas. As the testing shows, we are in the top category of salt tolerance and even outperformed the industry standard, Rustoleum.
Click here to download report–>>  Salt Tolerance Test (867)