Zenova Group PLC

16 June 2022

16 June 2022

Zenova Group PLC

("Zenova", the "Company" or the "Group")

Testing Confirms Zenova Insulation Products Reduce Heat Build Up

Zenova Group PLC (AIM: ZED) , a provider of innovative fire safety and heat management technology and products, is pleased to report that the results of a recent test confirmed the insulation qualities of its Zenova IP thermal insulation paint and Zenova IR thermal insulation render.

The test was carried out by a leading independent testing company, Intertek, in accordance with testing standard ASTM D4803 to confirm how Zenova IP thermal insulation paint and Zenova IR thermal insulation render reduces heat build-up on steel surfaces.

In real world situations, heat build-up relates to the amount of heat absorbed by a surface, which then increases the ambient air temperature around the material and on the material's reverse side. It is the reason why the temperature in uninsulated structures such as shipping containers and modular buildings can rise considerably when exposed to prolonged sunshine and hot external temperatures.

The test, which was carried out in laboratory conditions, found that:

-- A 1.33mm coating of Zenova IP thermal insulation paint reduced the rise in ambient air temperature on the opposite side of a steel sheet by 54% compared to an untreated control sample

-- A 5mm coating of Zenova IR thermal insulation render reduced the rise in ambient air temperature on the opposite side of a steel sheet by 55%, compared to an untreated control sample

The following is a summary of Intertek's finding:

                             Maximum Temperature          Temperature             Reduction in 
                             Reached On Untreated          Rise Above            degC Temperature 
                                     Side              Ambient Temperature      Rise Above Ambient 
                                                                               Temperature Compared 
                                                                                To Control Sample 
                              degF         degC         degF        degC                % 
                          ------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  ---------------------- 
 0.048" Steel with 5 mm 
  IR Coating                  122.9        50.5         54.9        12.7               54 
                          ------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  ---------------------- 
 0.048" Steel with 1.3 
  mm IP Coating               122.2        50.1         54.2        12.3               55 
                          ------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  ---------------------- 
 0.048" Steel (control)       149.9        65.5         81.6        27.6                - 
                          ------------  ----------  -----------  ----------  ---------------------- 

The following diagram illustrates the test results in simple terms: http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/0554P_1-2022-6-15.pdf


A copy of Intertek's test results can be found on the company's website at www.zenovagroup.com/testing

Commenting on the results of the test, Tony Crawley, Chief Executive of Zenova Group PLC said: " The results from this test are hugely pleasing and reinforce the thermal insulation qualities of Zenova's insulation render and paint.

"In simple terms, the steel sheets coated with Zenova IR thermal insulation render and Zenova IP thermal insulation paint absorbed and emitted far less heat on their uncoated side than the plain steel sheet, with the ambient temperature around their uncoated sides rising 54-55% less than on the plain steel sheet.

"In practical terms, these results confirm that Zenova IR thermal insulation render and Zenova thermal insulation paint can have a dramatic impact on reducing heat ingress and absorption, and we believe there a numerous applications for them across multiple sectors.

"For instance, in the refrigerated transport and cold chain sector, reducing heat build-up on surfaces can dramatically reduce the cooling load, which helps save energy, money and carbon emissions. In the oil and gas sector, reducing the absorption of heat into pipelines and infrastructure can reduce stress on services, and increase the durability and resilience of systems. And, in the construction sector, the reduction in heat absorption and insulation benefits of Zenova's products has applications in homes, commercial, industrial and modular buildings, where they can help improve insulation, reduce cooling loads and generally improve thermal comfort for occupants and residents.

"We believe that Zenova's transparent approach to testing, with all test results published on our website, is important as it builds awareness, understanding and trust in an innovative range of products which, we believe, have an important role to play in helping solve important issues surrounding insulation and fire safety."

For further information please contact: Zenova Group PLC

Tony Crawley, Chief Executive                   Via Orana Corporate LLP: 
 Officer                                         Anthony Eastman 
 Don Nicolson, Non-Executive Chairman            Tel: +44 20 3475 6834 
SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser) 
Matt Davis / Adam Dawes                           Tel: +44 20 3368 3550 
SI Capital Limited (Broker) 
Nick Emerson                                      Tel: +44 1483 413 500 
Redbine Ltd (Media Enquiries) 
Paul Dulieu                                          Tel: +44 203 093 9530 
                                                          +44 7554 521 421 
                                                 Email: paul@redbine.co.uk 

About Zenova Group PLC:

The Group, through Zenova Ltd, is the holder of intellectual property that underpins a suite of fire safety and temperature management products and technology. The product range is applicable to industrial, commercial, and residential markets. The Group's products include fire retardant paints, insulating paints and render, fire extinguishing fluid and applications. Through innovative development, and a refined formulation and development process, Zenova provides industry leading solutions across a range of fire protection and temperature management problems, comprising:

Zenova FP

A water-based fire-protection paint that prevents ignition and spread of fire. It can be used in commercial, industrial, and domestic applications on variety of materials, from wood to metal.

Zenova IP

Thermal insulation paint that creates a thermal barrier, provides thermal reflection of sunrays and infrared radiation, anti-condensation, and anti-mould properties. It can be applied to virtually any exterior or interior material, regardless of the surface.

Zenova IR

Thermal insulation render to enhance the effectiveness of insulation by creating a thermo shield. It fills all cavities and gaps regardless of geometric shape and creates a vacuum - the most effective insulator.

Zenova FX

Patent pending fire extinguisher filled with proprietary Zenova Fluid (Zenova FXB) that extinguishes all types of fires, reduces chances of re-ignition, works in cold (-15 C) conditions, is non-toxic and does not produce harmful by-products.

Zenova CS

Patent pending next generation ceiling sprinkler filled with proprietary Zenova Fluid (Zenova FXB) that removes the need to install large fluid tanks, piping, complicated equipment, and software. This sprinkler could be installed in the kitchen.

The Group has achieved this without compromising the sustainability of natural and economical resources, including personal health and safety, with ecologically sound products.

Further information on the Group can be found at www.zenovagroup.com

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