Entech Coatings Inc.

#202 - 15388 24 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
V4A 2J2

Phone - +1 604-535-1881

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Langley firm makes Gore-Tex like coating

 It's a product that almost seems too good to be true.

It's a coating for the substrate (surface) of buildings that keeps it cool in the summer, warm in the winter, allows moisture to escape, protects against the elements, last many times longer than paint and is completely environmentally friendly. Not only does this product exist, but it's manufactured in Langley and is on its way to becoming known around the world.

EnTech Coatings manufactures a product called "Ceramic Insulcoat" President Michael Tannous compares the product to wearing Gore-Tex.

 If you're walking in the rain and you have a Gore-Tex jacket on, the rain will not penetrate the exterior. When you have our product on the exterior of your home the weather will not pene-trate it but it will allow the moisture and vapour to escape and not allow any rot or mildew in the wall cavity. It's a very highly breathable product.

The product is described as a high-build, high-performance architectural coating that goes on any substrate whether it's wood, stucco, cement, concrete, brick or metal. It's used on condo towers, schools, residential homes  any building at all.

The product was created by a German chemist who immigrated to Canada in 1960 and saw that in the harsh climate, a better protection for buildings was needed. In 1993 a group of inves-tors bought the company from him and improved it by adding ceramic as a thermal protection.

The "magic" ingredient in EnTech Coatings product is Cerylium, a proprietary formula of preci-sion blended quality performance ingredients. Ceramic is one of the ingredients. Another great feature of Ceramic Insulcoat is its life span and its one of the reasons that Vancouver's Bosa Properties uses it exclusively on its towers.

It outlasts paint by four or five times. Tannous says he frequently hears from people who tell him they have had the product on their homes or buildings for 10, 15 or 20 years and have not had to do a touch-up.

People say we're the worlds best kept secret. Last year we engaged a media company out of California that is doing third party testimonials.

Those testimonials are being picked up by national magazines across North America. It's the kind of publicity the company needs, he says, adding that he is also proud that the product is 100 percent acrylic water based and is completely environmentally friendly.

We have a tremendous future worldwide. Canada has been our proving ground. We have the rain and the cold and we've stood up for many years. We also have a roof product that gives super protection and thermal values. People who do their roofs claim a 10, 15 or 50 percent energy savings  and that's good for the environment too.

EnTech Coatings Inc. is at 5730 Production Way in Langley.


Dubai scrambles to comply with ruler's green edict Canadian companies see opportunities

 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  Dubai's developers are in for a new challenge. Not only must they complete, in record time, projects such as an underwater hotel, a hotel with 34 pools, and the world's largest tower, they must also design new buildings using as little energy as possible.

Green is the new buzzword in development circles in a city that has been more preoccupied with air conditioning, sprawling parking lots and gas-guzzling luxury cars.

In October, Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum ordered all new buildings to comply with "green standards" starting in January. His directive came several months after the World Wildlife Fund ranked the U.A.E. as having the world's largest per-capita "ecological footprint" -- both as an emitter of greenhouse gases and as an energy consumer.


To slow global warming, install white roofs

Such roofs and reflective pavement in the world's 100 largest cities would have a massive cool-ing effect, according to data released at California's Annual Climate Change Research Conference.

Builders have known for decades that white roofs reflect the sun's rays and lower the cost of air conditioning. But now scientists say they have quantified a new benefit: slowing global warming.

 If the 100 biggest cities in the world installed white roofs and changed their pavement to more reflective materials (say, concrete instead of asphalt-based material ) the global cooling effect would be massive, according to data released Tuesday at California's annual Climate Change Research Conference in Sacramento.

Since 2005, the Golden State has required that flat commercial structures have white roofs. Next year, new and retrofitted residential and commercial buildings, with both flat and sloped roofs, will have to install heat-reflecting roofing, as part of an energy-efficient building code.

 But the state has yet to pass any rules to encourage cooler pavement on its roads, which are largely coat with heat-absorbing asphalt, a cheap byproduct of oil refining.

According to Hashem Akbari, a physicist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a 1,000 square foot roof ( the average size on an American home ) offsets 10 metric tons of planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere if dark-coloured shingles or coatings are replaced with white material.

Globally, roofs account for 25% of the surface of most cities, and pavement accounts for about 35%. If all were switched to reflective material in 100 major urban areas, it would offset 44 metric gigatons of greenhouse gases, which have been trapping heat in the atmosphere and al-tering the climate on a potentially dangerous scale.

That is more than all the countries on Earth emit in a single year. And, with global climate negotiators focused on limiting a rapid increase in emissions, installing cool roofs and pave-ments would offset more that 10 years of emissions growth, even without slashing industrial pollution.

Akbari's paper, "Global Cooling: Increasing Worldwide Urban Albedos to Offset C02," to be pub-lished in the journal Climate Change, was written with his colleague Surabi Menon and UC Berkeley physicist Arthur Rosenfeld, a member of the California Energy Commission. All three have been associated with the laboratory's Heat Island Group, which has published extensive research on how roofs and pavement raise urban temperatures.

 Akbari and Rosenfeld said they will mount an effort to persuade the United Nations to organize major cities to alter their roofing and pavement.

 "I call it win-win-win," Akbari said. "First, a cooler environment not only saves energy but im-proves comfort. Second, cooling a city by a few degrees dramatically reduces smog. And the third win is offsetting global warming."


Bring Zero-Energy Within Reach Insulating Exterior Paint, Roofs & Exterior Walls

Try to imagine a paint that acts like a skin. It is a breathable, waterproof, thermal barrier that covers the existing finish with an invisible acrylic seal. Entech Coatings claims that their water -based paint flexes with a homes natural expansions and contractions, so the existing finish lasts longer. It also resists fungus, corrosion, weathering and fading.

 How does it save energy? It reflects solar energy away from the home, so a smaller amount is able to penetrate the insulation to raise temperatures inside the home. It's one of many tools that could bring a home to zero energy status.


Green Light Article and Governator new release
The California Energy Commission's Cool Roof Rating Council and testing.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement on the California Build-ing Standards Commission vote to adopt the nation's first statewide green building code:

"By adopting the first-in-nation statewide green building code, California is again leading the way to fight climate change and protect the environment. This is literally a groundbreaking move to ensure that when we break ground on all new buildings in the Golden State we are pro-moting green building and energy efficient new technologies. Cars and buildings are two of the leading users of energy  we're already addressing cars, and these new building standards will ensure that California remains at the forefront of reducing our carbon footprint and conserving valuable natural resources while also protecting our economy. We have already committed to making our state-owned buildings more green and energy efficient and this statewide code will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve efficiency and conserve water in all new buildings.

"With today's action, California continues to lead the nation and I commend the hard work of the Building Standards Commission to adopt the first-in-the-nation statewide green building standards.

" What is most interesting is that after years of preparation, both Raytheone and the US military are preparing to use our products in the US sunbelt. The latter uses a consultant, the San Diego Power and Light Corporation, who have shared with us that they want to get energy us-age results using different substrates to indicate the power savings that results from Insulcoat Roof applications.

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