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Less fuel, more heat. Dynacote Thermal Protective Coatings with Emisshield keeps heat where it belongs, increasing fireplace heating efficiency instantly, up to thirty percent. Using technology originally developed by NASA, Dynacote can be used in chimneys, fireplaces, grills, stoves, and other appliances.

Dynacote DC-33 is specifically formulated for use in masonry fireplaces and is available only to Chimney Professionals. DC-33 comes in your choice of black or gray and is applied by a fast and clean spray application. If you’re a homeowner looking to improve the performance of your fireplace, call your local Chimney Professional and request Dynacote.

Fireplace Heat Efficiency with Dynacote

Imagine someone telling you that a thin film could be sprayed like a coat of paint onto virtually any type of substrate and yield amazing results. Imagine someone telling you they could improve the efficiency of a fireplace by increasing radiant heat up to 30%. Imagine someone telling you that a fireplace screen that normally blocks 14% of the heat to the room could actually improve fireplace performance! What if, at the same time, heat transfer could be reduced to the areas where you do not want it? Add to this the ability to greatly improve acid and abrasion resistance, therefore eliminating the need for expensive alloys in the ever rising steel market and you would probably think that this person was dreaming.

Well, guess what? This technology is a reality and is now available to our industry!

In 1994, NASA patented Protective Coating for Ceramic materials (PCC). This high emissivity coating was developed to be used as part of the heat shield for the next generation of Space Vehicles, the X-33 and X-34. Wessex Incorporated of Blacksburg, VA obtained an exclusive license for PCC excluding aerospace applications and went on to develop Emisshield Coatings. Ventech Industries of Eliot, Maine has teamed with Wessex Inc to form Dynacote LCC and bring the Emisshield Coatings to the fireplace, chimney, barbeque, stove, and accessory markets.

Emisshield Coatings are able to offer their many benefits because they are high emissivity nanoparticle ceramic coatings; improving the transfer of radiant heat. Dr. John Olver was quoted as saying this product showed promise for “any application where heat, wear and thermal degradation are factors.” He went on to say that after 10 years of testing and refining this product, the potential is endless.

Some of the benefits from the application of these revolutionary coatings include:

Fireplaces:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Decreased Emissions
  • Energy Savings
  • More Heat Transferred into the Room
  • Prolonged Life of the Substrate

 

Barbeques/Grills:

  • Improve Efficiency
  • Reduce Light-Up Time
  • Increase Transfer of Radiant Heat
  • Use of Lower Grade Steel with Equal or Improved Performance

 

Chimneys:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Decreased Emissions
  • Better Corrosion Resistance
  • Increased Abrasion Resistance
  • Prolonged Life of the Substrate
  • Energy Savings
  • Use of Lower Grade Steel with Equal or Improved Performance

 

Stoves:

  • Decrease Emissions
  • Improve Efficiency

 

Accessories:

  • Make Fireplace Screens Cooler to the Touch
  • Make Fireplace Screens Transfer More Heat into the room.
  • Increase the Life of Firebacks
  • Improve the Performance of Firebacks

NASA developed Protective Ceramic Coatings (PCC) for the X-33; NASA’s re-usable Space Vehicle Program. Wessex Incorporated was able to license the patent for PCC for the purpose of its commercialization into unique products for the ceramic, refractory, metal textile and other markets.

The NASA developed PCC, and therefore Emisshield Products, is based upon the important concept of emissivity for substrate protection and increased performance. Emissivity is defined as a substrates ability to absorb energy and subsequently re-radiate that energy to a cooler place.

Any substrate: metal, ceramic, refractory, paint, wood, etc., has an emissivity rating between 0.0 and 1.0. However, most of these emissivity ratings are based upon ambient temperatures. When temperatures increase most substrates are destroyed or see their emissivity reduce significantly. If a substrate has an emissivity of 0.01, it would not absorb and therefore release energy as well as a substrate with an emissivity if 0.98. The graph below demonstrates this with three different types of metal versus steel coated with an Emisshield Coating.

data

This equation determines the amount of potential energy that is re-radiated from a substrates surface:

Where: qre-rad. is measured in units of Btu/hour-ft
ew= emissivity
s = Stefan-Boltzmann Constant
Ts = surface temperature
Tsur= surrounding temperature

This formula shows that emissivity is a function of temperature in that as the temperatures rise, the reradiation potential increases. Emisshield Coatings have a high emissivity rating of 0.8 to 0.9 at low and high temperatures.

 

Substrate Protection and Re-Radiation

The key components of Emisshield Products are based on patented NASA technology. These components are blended in optimal proportions, sintered if necessary, to produce a surface with high emissivity characteristics for refractories, metals, fabrics and other substrates. The coatings retain and improve their emissivity characteristics during and after exposure to elevated temperatures.

Thermal Energy (heat) is transferred through convection, radiation, or conduction. As the 2nd Law of Thermal Dynamics dictates, energy will always flow from hot to cold using the path of least resistance. Therefore, Emisshield Coatings will reradiate absorbed energy to a cooler place; in many cases, away from its surface. This is because the surrounding atmosphere is cooler than the substrate and easily accepts the radiated energy. Emisshield Coatings reduce the amount of thermal energy that would be normally conducted through the substrate, by re-radiating it at the surface. Cross sections of substrates with and without a coating are shown below to illustrate the advantage of Emisshield Coatings.

substrate1

Thermal energy is transferred via convection and radiation to the surface of the substrate and then conducted throughout the substrate. The thermal energy is then transferred on and through the substrate with the corresponding rise in temperature of the substrate.

substrate2

Hot face temperatures can be significantly reduced with the use Emisshield products. The high emissivity characteristics of the Emisshield Coating reduces the amount of thermal energy conducted through the substrate thus saving energy, increasing the life or performance of the substrate and thereby reducing maintenance and operating costs.

Metal Applications Fireproofing Metals

metalapplicationimageThermal protection and fireproofing of metals to protect property and human life, save energy and resources, is of great importance. Emisshield Metal Coatings have been developed to perform dual roles depending upon the metal type and application. In certain applications for steel, aluminum and other metals, the Emisshield Metal Coatings, with their emissivity properties, will absorb energy and reradiate it to a colder body or region. This protects the metal and allows it to withstand higher temperatures. When a cold surface or atmosphere to radiate to does not exist on the coated side of the metal, the emissive properties will increase the rate of heat transferred through the metal. This is because the backside (furthest from heat source) of the metal will be colder than the surroundings.

An example of this is in boiler tubes where Emisshield Metal Coatings will increase the conductive heat transfer, prevent scale buildup, provide uniform heat, stabilize temperatures, and increase the service life of the tubes. Resulting from these actions is another added benefit, increasing production for the same thermal load.

Emisshield Metal Coatings have also been developed for fireproofing applications. Technical advances utilizing emissivity and insulation work hand-in-hand to protect the metal surface during a fire. This is possible because the emissive characteristics will redirect the heat to a colder body. Emisshield Metal Coatings will then prevent memory loss in steel that could lead to catastrophic structural support failures as a result of a fire in a building.

In laboratory tests where carbon steel was coated with Emisshield Metal M-1, the metal was able to withstand temperatures of 3500F for over three hours while it radiated heat back out to the colder atmosphere. The uncoated steel melted through after a few minutes.

Measurements taken with an optical pyrometer showed that the back face temperature (not directly exposed to the heat source) of an Emisshield Metal coated piece of carbon steel was over 1000F cooler than the back fact of an uncoated piece of carbon steel. This demonstrates the emissive properties of the coating. Instead of transferring the heat through the piece of metal to the backside, the energy was reradiated away from the surface towards the colder atmosphere.

Emisshield Metal was tested in the Wessex Lab for resistance to acid corrosion (ASTM C980). The results indicate that Emisshield will be a great benefit to structures where steel will be exposed to weather. Bridges and other infrastructures can be protected from these effects thereby making them safer for people and giving those structures a longer lifespan.

Ceramics/Refractory Applications

Using space age technology licensed from NASA, Wessex Incorporated has created Emisshield Coatings. These coatings have many beneficial uses in the Ceramic/Refractory industry that help save time and money. The technology that NASA developed and Emisshield uses is based upon the principle of emissivity, but are uniquely different than previous emissive coatings.
Emissivity is defined as a refractory’s ability to absorb and subsequently release energy from its surface to a furnace load. Emissivity is rated on a scale of 0.0 (low) to 1.0 (high). While many refractories may report to have a high emissivity value at ambient temperatures, most refractories will steadily lose their ability to reradiate that energy as the temperature increases particularly in the infrared zone of the electromagnetic spectrum where 90% of radiant energy is found. As determined by NASA scientists, Emisshield not only has an emissivity value of 0.85 to 0.9 at ambient air, it maintains that level of emissivity even as temperatures increase above 3000F. At those high temperatures, refractories will only have an emissivity value of 0.2 to 0.5 depending on their type. This demonstrates that Emisshield, as the concept of emissivity dictates, is a function of temperature. Refractory CeramicIn other words, the higher the temperature, the more energy Emisshield reradiates.

Many of the benefits of Emisshield are dependent upon the coatings ability to keep the substrate it is protecting cooler. By reradiating energy back to a cooler load (kiln car), Emisshield prevents heat transfer (via conduction) through the furnace wall and out the stack. This in turn prolongs the life of the refractory by reducing maintenance down time and quantity of refractory required for service.

Emisshield can provide for a lower rated refractory to operate at higher temperatures, under certain conditions, thus potentially reducing costs of more expensive brick.

Slagging and spalling are also major problems in the industrial market. Emisshield will impede and even prevent the build up of slag and the effects of spalling by not allowing materials to stick to the refractory and/or metal. By applying an Emisshield Coating to refractory or metal, molten materials no longer have a place to bind to the refractory; which will slow slag and spalling considerably.

Emisshield Ceramic/Refractory Coatings for metals (Patent Pending) can prolong the life of ladles and molds by forming a heat shield for ladles while acting as a release agent for molds. Emisshield Products can also be used on boiler tubes where the reverse of reradiation is observed. Because the cooler load is the liquid product in the tubes the coating acts as conductor and transfers heat to the liquid better then an uncoated tube. This can allow for energy savings or an increase in production.

 

Inaugural Inventice Awards Winners Announced – SNEWS

The Chimney Sweep News (SNEWS) sponsored the inaugural Inventice Awards program at Mohegan Sun in conjunction with NCSG Innovation 2007. Dynacote won in the Products for Chimney Consumers Category. Staflex-Helix lightweight chimney liner by Flex-L won in the Products for Chimney Professionals category. Six entries were submitted in two categories: Products for Chimney Professionals and Products for Consumers. The requirements were that products must be newly available in the marketplace since the last NCSG convention, not an idea or prototype, and be on display at the trade show at this convention.

A panel of five judges, selected by Jim Gillam, editor of The Chimney Sweep News, evaluated the products on the basis of their perceived utility and degree of innovation. The judges were Stephen Kuber of Chim-Cheree Chimney Sweep, Brick, NJ, Steve Scally of Fireside Sweeps, Fremont, NH, Jim Collar of London Aire Chimney Services, Forest Lake, MN, Michaele Dempsey of Professional Chimney Sweep, Visalia, CA and Steve Pietila of American Chimney & Masonry Inc, Portland, OR. – Posted 5/16/07

 

 

April 26, 2007

Eliot, ME – Dynacote LLC won the Inventice Award, for “Innovation in Venting Service — Best New Product for Chimney Consumers” at the National Chimney Sweep Guild Convention & Trade Show April 20, 2007. Being the inaugural year for the award, Chris Varney, co-manager of Dynacote, LLC, and Vice-president of Ventech Industries, could not be more thrilled.

Dynacote’s winning product, DC-33, is a high emissivity coating in a spray can, specifically designed for application on the bricks of fireplace fireboxes. “We are able to increase the efficiency of the firebox by providing more radiant heat. In other words, less fuel, more heat.” says Varney. An application will provide up to 30% more heat to the room. This is exciting news in these times of rising fuel prices and increasing awareness of global warming issues. Dynacote is also working with manufacturers of wood, gas, pellet and coal appliances to increase efficiency and reduce both fuel consumption and emissions.

Dynacote, run by the father-son team of Mike and Chris Varney, is a joint venture between Ventech Industries, Inc. of Eliot, Maine and Wessex, Inc. of Blacksburg, Virginia. The Varneys have spent years in the venting industry, most notably as the founders of Ventech Industries, the leading purveyors of advanced ceramic coatings and thermal protective systems for the venting industries in North America.

“Understandably we are incredibly proud of the award and the attention it will bring to Dynacote,” says Varney. “We understand that this technology can save the average homeowner using a fireplace hundreds of dollars each year. The importance of this product is significant. And to have our peers recognize that is just icing on the cake.”

The thirty-year old trade show attracts chimney and venting professionals from all across the US, Canada & Europe. This year’s theme, Innovation 2007, brought nearly 1,000 attendees and over 100 exhibitors to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

DC-33 is available only through licensed chimney professionals. For further information, please contact Donna Smith at Dynacote at 866-439-6226 or 207-439-0311

 

About Dynacote

Fireplace Heat Efficiency with Dynacote

Imagine someone telling you that a thin film could be sprayed like a coat of paint onto virtually any type of substrate and yield amazing results. Imagine someone telling you they could improve the efficiency of a fireplace by increasing radiant heat up to 30%. Imagine someone telling you that a fireplace screen that normally blocks 14% of the heat to the room could actually improve fireplace performance! What if, at the same time, heat transfer could be reduced to the areas where you do not want it? Add to this the ability to greatly improve acid and abrasion resistance, therefore eliminating the need for expensive alloys in the ever rising steel market and you would probably think that this person was dreaming.

Well, guess what? This technology is a reality and is now available to our industry!

In 1994, NASA patented Protective Coating for Ceramic materials (PCC). This high emissivity coating was developed to be used as part of the heat shield for the next generation of Space Vehicles, the X-33 and X-34. Wessex Incorporated of Blacksburg, VA obtained an exclusive license for PCC excluding aerospace applications and went on to develop Emisshield Coatings. Ventech Industries of Eliot, Maine has teamed with Wessex Inc to form Dynacote LCC and bring the Emisshield Coatings to the fireplace, chimney, barbeque, stove, and accessory markets.

Emisshield Coatings are able to offer their many benefits because they are high emissivity nanoparticle ceramic coatings; improving the transfer of radiant heat. Dr. John Olver was quoted as saying this product showed promise for “any application where heat, wear and thermal degradation are factors.” He went on to say that after 10 years of testing and refining this product, the potential is endless.

Benefits

Some of the benefits from the application of these revolutionary coatings include:

Fireplaces:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Decreased Emissions
  • Energy Savings
  • More Heat Transferred into the Room
  • Prolonged Life of the Substrate

 

Barbeques/Grills:

  • Improve Efficiency
  • Reduce Light-Up Time
  • Increase Transfer of Radiant Heat
  • Use of Lower Grade Steel with Equal or Improved Performance

 

Chimneys:

  • Increased Efficiency
  • Decreased Emissions
  • Better Corrosion Resistance
  • Increased Abrasion Resistance
  • Prolonged Life of the Substrate
  • Energy Savings
  • Use of Lower Grade Steel with Equal or Improved Performance

 

Stoves:

  • Decrease Emissions
  • Improve Efficiency

 

Accessories:

  • Make Fireplace Screens Cooler to the Touch
  • Make Fireplace Screens Transfer More Heat into the room.
  • Increase the Life of Firebacks
  • Improve the Performance of Firebacks

Technical Data

NASA developed Protective Ceramic Coatings (PCC) for the X-33; NASA’s re-usable Space Vehicle Program. Wessex Incorporated was able to license the patent for PCC for the purpose of its commercialization into unique products for the ceramic, refractory, metal textile and other markets.

The NASA developed PCC, and therefore Emisshield Products, is based upon the important concept of emissivity for substrate protection and increased performance. Emissivity is defined as a substrates ability to absorb energy and subsequently re-radiate that energy to a cooler place.

Any substrate: metal, ceramic, refractory, paint, wood, etc., has an emissivity rating between 0.0 and 1.0. However, most of these emissivity ratings are based upon ambient temperatures. When temperatures increase most substrates are destroyed or see their emissivity reduce significantly. If a substrate has an emissivity of 0.01, it would not absorb and therefore release energy as well as a substrate with an emissivity if 0.98. The graph below demonstrates this with three different types of metal versus steel coated with an Emisshield Coating.

data

This equation determines the amount of potential energy that is re-radiated from a substrates surface:

Where: qre-rad. is measured in units of Btu/hour-ft
ew= emissivity
s = Stefan-Boltzmann Constant
Ts = surface temperature
Tsur= surrounding temperature

This formula shows that emissivity is a function of temperature in that as the temperatures rise, the reradiation potential increases. Emisshield Coatings have a high emissivity rating of 0.8 to 0.9 at low and high temperatures.

 

Key Components

Substrate Protection and Re-Radiation

The key components of Emisshield Products are based on patented NASA technology. These components are blended in optimal proportions, sintered if necessary, to produce a surface with high emissivity characteristics for refractories, metals, fabrics and other substrates. The coatings retain and improve their emissivity characteristics during and after exposure to elevated temperatures.

Thermal Energy (heat) is transferred through convection, radiation, or conduction. As the 2nd Law of Thermal Dynamics dictates, energy will always flow from hot to cold using the path of least resistance. Therefore, Emisshield Coatings will reradiate absorbed energy to a cooler place; in many cases, away from its surface. This is because the surrounding atmosphere is cooler than the substrate and easily accepts the radiated energy. Emisshield Coatings reduce the amount of thermal energy that would be normally conducted through the substrate, by re-radiating it at the surface. Cross sections of substrates with and without a coating are shown below to illustrate the advantage of Emisshield Coatings.

substrate1

Thermal energy is transferred via convection and radiation to the surface of the substrate and then conducted throughout the substrate. The thermal energy is then transferred on and through the substrate with the corresponding rise in temperature of the substrate.

substrate2

Hot face temperatures can be significantly reduced with the use Emisshield products. The high emissivity characteristics of the Emisshield Coating reduces the amount of thermal energy conducted through the substrate thus saving energy, increasing the life or performance of the substrate and thereby reducing maintenance and operating costs.

Applications

Metal Applications Fireproofing Metals

metalapplicationimageThermal protection and fireproofing of metals to protect property and human life, save energy and resources, is of great importance. Emisshield Metal Coatings have been developed to perform dual roles depending upon the metal type and application. In certain applications for steel, aluminum and other metals, the Emisshield Metal Coatings, with their emissivity properties, will absorb energy and reradiate it to a colder body or region. This protects the metal and allows it to withstand higher temperatures. When a cold surface or atmosphere to radiate to does not exist on the coated side of the metal, the emissive properties will increase the rate of heat transferred through the metal. This is because the backside (furthest from heat source) of the metal will be colder than the surroundings.

An example of this is in boiler tubes where Emisshield Metal Coatings will increase the conductive heat transfer, prevent scale buildup, provide uniform heat, stabilize temperatures, and increase the service life of the tubes. Resulting from these actions is another added benefit, increasing production for the same thermal load.

Emisshield Metal Coatings have also been developed for fireproofing applications. Technical advances utilizing emissivity and insulation work hand-in-hand to protect the metal surface during a fire. This is possible because the emissive characteristics will redirect the heat to a colder body. Emisshield Metal Coatings will then prevent memory loss in steel that could lead to catastrophic structural support failures as a result of a fire in a building.

In laboratory tests where carbon steel was coated with Emisshield Metal M-1, the metal was able to withstand temperatures of 3500F for over three hours while it radiated heat back out to the colder atmosphere. The uncoated steel melted through after a few minutes.

Measurements taken with an optical pyrometer showed that the back face temperature (not directly exposed to the heat source) of an Emisshield Metal coated piece of carbon steel was over 1000F cooler than the back fact of an uncoated piece of carbon steel. This demonstrates the emissive properties of the coating. Instead of transferring the heat through the piece of metal to the backside, the energy was reradiated away from the surface towards the colder atmosphere.

Emisshield Metal was tested in the Wessex Lab for resistance to acid corrosion (ASTM C980). The results indicate that Emisshield will be a great benefit to structures where steel will be exposed to weather. Bridges and other infrastructures can be protected from these effects thereby making them safer for people and giving those structures a longer lifespan.

Ceramics/Refractory Applications

Using space age technology licensed from NASA, Wessex Incorporated has created Emisshield Coatings. These coatings have many beneficial uses in the Ceramic/Refractory industry that help save time and money. The technology that NASA developed and Emisshield uses is based upon the principle of emissivity, but are uniquely different than previous emissive coatings.
Emissivity is defined as a refractory’s ability to absorb and subsequently release energy from its surface to a furnace load. Emissivity is rated on a scale of 0.0 (low) to 1.0 (high). While many refractories may report to have a high emissivity value at ambient temperatures, most refractories will steadily lose their ability to reradiate that energy as the temperature increases particularly in the infrared zone of the electromagnetic spectrum where 90% of radiant energy is found. As determined by NASA scientists, Emisshield not only has an emissivity value of 0.85 to 0.9 at ambient air, it maintains that level of emissivity even as temperatures increase above 3000F. At those high temperatures, refractories will only have an emissivity value of 0.2 to 0.5 depending on their type. This demonstrates that Emisshield, as the concept of emissivity dictates, is a function of temperature. Refractory CeramicIn other words, the higher the temperature, the more energy Emisshield reradiates.

Many of the benefits of Emisshield are dependent upon the coatings ability to keep the substrate it is protecting cooler. By reradiating energy back to a cooler load (kiln car), Emisshield prevents heat transfer (via conduction) through the furnace wall and out the stack. This in turn prolongs the life of the refractory by reducing maintenance down time and quantity of refractory required for service.

Emisshield can provide for a lower rated refractory to operate at higher temperatures, under certain conditions, thus potentially reducing costs of more expensive brick.

Slagging and spalling are also major problems in the industrial market. Emisshield will impede and even prevent the build up of slag and the effects of spalling by not allowing materials to stick to the refractory and/or metal. By applying an Emisshield Coating to refractory or metal, molten materials no longer have a place to bind to the refractory; which will slow slag and spalling considerably.

Emisshield Ceramic/Refractory Coatings for metals (Patent Pending) can prolong the life of ladles and molds by forming a heat shield for ladles while acting as a release agent for molds. Emisshield Products can also be used on boiler tubes where the reverse of reradiation is observed. Because the cooler load is the liquid product in the tubes the coating acts as conductor and transfers heat to the liquid better then an uncoated tube. This can allow for energy savings or an increase in production.

 

Inventice Award

Inaugural Inventice Awards Winners Announced – SNEWS

The Chimney Sweep News (SNEWS) sponsored the inaugural Inventice Awards program at Mohegan Sun in conjunction with NCSG Innovation 2007. Dynacote won in the Products for Chimney Consumers Category. Staflex-Helix lightweight chimney liner by Flex-L won in the Products for Chimney Professionals category. Six entries were submitted in two categories: Products for Chimney Professionals and Products for Consumers. The requirements were that products must be newly available in the marketplace since the last NCSG convention, not an idea or prototype, and be on display at the trade show at this convention.

A panel of five judges, selected by Jim Gillam, editor of The Chimney Sweep News, evaluated the products on the basis of their perceived utility and degree of innovation. The judges were Stephen Kuber of Chim-Cheree Chimney Sweep, Brick, NJ, Steve Scally of Fireside Sweeps, Fremont, NH, Jim Collar of London Aire Chimney Services, Forest Lake, MN, Michaele Dempsey of Professional Chimney Sweep, Visalia, CA and Steve Pietila of American Chimney & Masonry Inc, Portland, OR. – Posted 5/16/07

 

 

April 26, 2007

Eliot, ME – Dynacote LLC won the Inventice Award, for “Innovation in Venting Service — Best New Product for Chimney Consumers” at the National Chimney Sweep Guild Convention & Trade Show April 20, 2007. Being the inaugural year for the award, Chris Varney, co-manager of Dynacote, LLC, and Vice-president of Ventech Industries, could not be more thrilled.

Dynacote’s winning product, DC-33, is a high emissivity coating in a spray can, specifically designed for application on the bricks of fireplace fireboxes. “We are able to increase the efficiency of the firebox by providing more radiant heat. In other words, less fuel, more heat.” says Varney. An application will provide up to 30% more heat to the room. This is exciting news in these times of rising fuel prices and increasing awareness of global warming issues. Dynacote is also working with manufacturers of wood, gas, pellet and coal appliances to increase efficiency and reduce both fuel consumption and emissions.

Dynacote, run by the father-son team of Mike and Chris Varney, is a joint venture between Ventech Industries, Inc. of Eliot, Maine and Wessex, Inc. of Blacksburg, Virginia. The Varneys have spent years in the venting industry, most notably as the founders of Ventech Industries, the leading purveyors of advanced ceramic coatings and thermal protective systems for the venting industries in North America.

“Understandably we are incredibly proud of the award and the attention it will bring to Dynacote,” says Varney. “We understand that this technology can save the average homeowner using a fireplace hundreds of dollars each year. The importance of this product is significant. And to have our peers recognize that is just icing on the cake.”

The thirty-year old trade show attracts chimney and venting professionals from all across the US, Canada & Europe. This year’s theme, Innovation 2007, brought nearly 1,000 attendees and over 100 exhibitors to the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.

DC-33 is available only through licensed chimney professionals. For further information, please contact Donna Smith at Dynacote at 866-439-6226 or 207-439-0311