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Full ViewBuyer Beware of Ultra NT SCIF Barrier!


Don’t be misled or confused by the name Ultra NT SCIF Barrier.
This product (which is distributed by National Building Supply Inc.) is NOT
manufactured by COVERTECH. The name is similar but it’s not the same product.

Covertech’s product is “rFOIL® Ultra NT Radiant Barrier “ (1800 Series)
which is trademarked. Each roll is printed with the Ultra NT radiant barrier 1800 series name and Covertech logo.

If the roll you purchased does not have a printed Covertech Logo on it… then it’s not a Covertech product! The rFOIL® Ultra NT Radiant Barrier can be obtained through authorized Covertech dealers. Authorized dealers can be identified by calling Covertech at 416-798-1340 or toll free at 1-800-837-8961.

See the original press release.


Full ViewCovertech Flexible Packaging Announces new brand line rShield®


Covertech Flexible Packaging, a division of Covertech Fabricating Inc. announces their new brand line rShield®. The new brand embraces many years and of expertise in both reflective insulation and flexible packaging manufacturing. The knowledge points come together and form the basis of their numerous products now offered to the cold chain shipping & packages industry. Information can be found on their new website www.coldshippingpackages.com.

The rShield® brand line provides cold chain shipping solutions in the form of Insulated Box Liners, Insulated Bubble Rollstock, Cold Shipping Bubble Pouches/Mailers, Insulated Pallet Covers as well as other related products.

All rShield® packaging solutions (excluding RF/EMI Transmission Shielding Pouches) employ a single or double bubble insulation layer sandwiched by foil linings which protect the temperature of a package or container contents via blocking radiant heat transfer, up to 97% successful, as well as providing thermal protection. In addition to protecting the temperature of a package bubbles provide cushion for package protection. Desired temperature ranges of properly constructed packages are maintained for several days. These products also take up less storage space and tend to have significantly less associated shipping costs than traditional foam products.

All products are manufactured and delivered from a modern 107,000 sq. foot facility in Toronto, Ontario. Covertech will sell and ship to dealers and distributors throughout North America. If you would like more information please request information here or call 800-837-8961. Covertech’s custom order to delivery date is tops in the industry.


Full ViewCovertech rolls out rFOIL Ultra White metal building insulation with 10-year warranty


About Covertech/rFOIL

rFoil insulation is a single or double layer of polyethylene bubbles bonded to and sandwiched between a highly reflective surface and a white polyethylene sheet. rFoil is recognized for its thermal performance, easy installations, versatility and environmental friendliness and offers a number of advantages over traditional insulations. Its unique construction is specially designed to reduce radiant heat gain or loss in residential, commercial, post-frame, metal frame and HVAC applications. More information can be found at https://www.rfoil.com.


Full ViewMetal Building Insulation
rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Series


New rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Series is the only metal building insulation with a 10-year UV degradation warranty on material flaking and labor cost. Ultra White blocks 97 percent of radiant heat transfer and prevents interior condensation. Ultra White is a single or double layer of polyethylene bubbles bonded to and sandwiched between a radiant barrier metalized foil and white polyethylene sheet.

Designed to control heat gain and loss in all types of metal and metal-clad buildings, Ultra White features Quickseam-Taped Tabs for easy handling and installation. Puncture- and tear-resistant Ultra White is not affected by humidity and will not support mold and mildew.


Full ViewCovertech Introduces rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Insulation


Toronto, ON – Covertech Flexible Packaging, a leading manufacturer of reflective insulation, introduces the rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Series metal building insulation with a 10-year UV degradation warranty on material flaking and labor cost. Ultra White is designed to block 97 percent of radiant heat transfer, while preventing interior condensation.

Ultra White is a single or double layer of polyethylene bubbles bonded to and sandwiched between a radiant barrier metalized foil and white polyethylene sheet. Designed to control heat gain and loss in all types of metal and metal-clad buildings, Ultra White features Quickseam-taped tabs for easy handling and installation. Puncture- and tear-resistant Ultra White is not affected by humidity and will not support mold and mildew.


Full ViewrFOIL Introduces Retrofit MBI System for Insulating Metal Buildings


TORONTO — The new Retrofit MBI System is a unique and innovative take on insulating existing metal buildings. The patented clip and pin system combined with rFOIL’s reliable insulation provides a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to insulate all types of metal buildings. The MBI Retrofit clip is installed to the bottom of the exposed roof purlins and inside the wall girts. The system allows for the addition of insulation mass. The Retrofit MBI System is lightweight, easy to handle and install. With its unique attachment system, in can be quickly installed with minimal interruption to the facility’s operation.

rFoil insulation is a single or double layer of polyethylene bubbles bonded to and sandwiched between a highly reflective surface and a white polyethylene sheet. rFOIL is recognized for its thermal performance, easy installations, versatility and environmental friendliness and offers a number of advantages over traditional insulations. Its unique construction is specially designed to reduce radiant heat gain or loss in residential, commercial, post-frame, metal frame and HVAC applications.


Full ViewrFOIL’s Retrofit MBI System reduces interior temperature by more than 40 degrees


Published: November 12, 2019

Toronto, ON, November 12, 2019 — For two years, work at Concrete by Design in Montgomery, Ala., has been accomplished, often under brutally hot conditions. Employees in the metal building were regularly dealing with heat up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit on hot summer days. When the heat started to affect the color quality of his architectural pavers, owner Bert Loab knew he had to do something.

After considering spray foam insulation on the bottom side of the roof and even tearing up the roof to add insulation, a conversation with a mutual friend led Loab to Kelly Myers, sales manager at Covertech, the manufacturer of r-FOIL reflective insulation. Myers suggested using the company’s recently released Retrofit MBI System designed for use in metal buildings.

The Retrofit MBI System features a patented clip and pin system combined with rFOIL’s reliable insulation to provide a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to insulate all types of metal buildings. The MBI Retrofit clip is installed to the bottom of the exposed roof purlins and inside the wall girts. The system is lightweight, and easy to handle and install. With its unique attachment system, the insulation can be quickly installed with minimal interruption to the facility’s operation.

“It was originally built as a storage building for a construction company, so it really didn’t need insulation,” Loab says. “We started working here in May of 2017 and honestly, it’s been murder. I brought in some exhaust fans to get the air moving, but really, it was just blowing hot air around.”

Not only were the conditions unbearable for the employees, but Loab’s Perfect Pavers were showing a little discoloration from the heat within the building.

Reflective insulation is designed to reduce heat gain or loss in commercial and residential applications. The bubble core and metalized film provide the perfect combination of heat reflection and thickness that outperforms materials which rely solely on mass (thickness) for thermal performance.

Once Loab discovered that reflective insulation could be added to the underside of the roofing – and that it would be easier and less expensive than spray foam or tearing off the roof to add insulation – it seemed like the best choice.

Local contractor Freddy Pettiway, owner of Pettiway Erectors in Montgomery, Ala., installed approximately 32,000 square feet of rFOIL’s Single Bubble Foil reflective insulation in the half of the building Concrete By Design operates in. Even with this being his first time installing the product, the job was completed in just more than three weeks.

“We put the clips up first and then went back to install the insulation,” Pettiway says. “The clips are a time-saver. We had to maneuver around tables and some other equipment, but the installation went great. We had to make some cuts for lights and some skylights, but you’d have to do that with any insulation. It all went great.”

The other half of the 30,000 square foot building is leased by a pallet company and there is simply too much equipment and inventory within their half of the building to retrofit with reflective insulation.
“Those poor pallet guys,” Loab says. “They come over to our side of the building and they can’t believe the difference. I’m a believer! The fact that a 1/4-inch thick material can make that much difference, well, obviously, I’m pleased with it.”

Loab says he will install the Retrofit MBI System on the other half of the building whenever it can be done. He says he also plans to install reflective insulation from rFOIL under the roof in his home to reduce heat gain.

About Covertech/rFOIL
rFOIL insulation is a single or double layer of polyethylene bubbles bonded to and sandwiched between a highly reflective surface and a white polyethylene sheet. rFOIL is recognized for its thermal performance, easy installations, versatility and environmental friendliness and offers a number of advantages over traditional insulations. Its unique construction is specially designed to reduce radiant heat gain or loss in residential, commercial, post-frame, metal frame and HVAC applications. More information can be found at https://www.rfoil.com.