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Thermal Conductivity Insulators Substance

Jun 16

Thermal Conductivity is the ease with which heat passes through a material. It's a factor that is important in determining U values and R-values as well as the effectiveness insulation materials.

The better the insulation material, the lower its thermal conductivity. It is also used to calculate R-Value which measures the resistance of a material to heat flow for a given thickness.

Thermablok Aerogel

Thermablok, a NASA technology, is a way to reduce energy losses dramatically in buildings. By breaking the thermally conductive 'thermal link' that allows colder air to reach warm walls and windows as well as other areas within the building. Thermablok aerogel can be added between the studs and the drywall to eliminate the 'bridge', and increase the R-value of a wall by up to 40%.

It is a noncombustible, eco-safe product that uses silica aergel with reinforcing filaments to deliver industry-leading insulation performance. This material has a low thermal conductivity and is superior in terms of flexibility, compression resistance, and hydrophobic.

It can be used in conjunction with insulated rail systems as a complete wall insulation system, or as a mesh-and-render application. It is also suitable for historic, period, and listed buildings that have architectural detailing and where it's important to maintain internal space. It's also a great choice for contemporary new builds where thermal standards are important without compromising interior layouts.

Thermablok (r) Vacuum Insulation

Thermablok Aerogel (r) is a revolutionary advance in thermal technology that offers the thinnest possible insulation to prevent thermal or cold bridging. This new class is super insulation with the lowest thermal resistivity value known. It can be used for building construction as well as energy efficiency retrofits.

This advanced vacuum insulation is also known as VIP. It is made from an amorphous amorphous silica insulating blanket that has been bonded to rigid hydroscopic magnesia oxide carrier boards to create a lightweight and unique composite. It has an R-Value up to five times better than other insulating materials.

VIPs, on the other hand, are mechanically strong, making them ideal for many different applications. They are not as susceptible to moisture penetration and performance degradation as polyurethane-foam insulation. As with all thermal barriers, VIPs need to be protected against damage during installation and handing. Avoid puncturing the outer bag, as it will render this ineffective.

Thermablok® Plastic insulation

Thermablok uses a flexible aerogel developed by Aspen Aerogels in Northborough, Mass. The Kennedy Space Center awarded SBIR contracts to Tampa, Fla. The silica material has several Guinness Book of World Records including the lowest density solid, and best Thermal Conductivity insulators. It eliminates convection, radiation and condensation.

Thermablok, a 1/4-inch thick strip, placed on the edge of each metal stud before installing drywall will increase the R-value of that wall by over 32%, regardless of the cavity insulation. Thermablok also can be applied to both the exterior and interior sides of framing for maximum energy efficiency.

Thermablok has a low flammability, is thermoformable by machine and easy to cut. It also resists moisture, disbursement and mould growth. It is less energy-intensive to manufacture compared to expanded polystyrene or cellulose. It's also environmentally friendly and does not contain any chemical irritants. It can be used in new construction, retrofitting existing metal or wooden structures and on the exterior of building to prevent thermal bridges.

Thermablok Wood Insulation

Wood's natural insulation characteristics allow it increase the R-value in walls without increasing the wall thickness. It also breaks "thermal Bridging", which is a significant source of energy loss. It is an all-natural material that does no rely on chemical substances and can easily be cut without producing irritating filaments.

It is hygroscopic which allows it to absorb and release water vapour, increasing its thermal efficiency. It is also fire resistant and doesn't sag through the life of a building. It is also produced from sustainable forestry sources which helps reduce environmental impact and may be recycled at the end of its lifespan.

Thermablok uses amorphous silicon aerogel, which is different than crystalline silica. It does not age nor mildew. It comes in plastic encased stripes that are easy to attach to the wall stud. They maintain their R-value for a long time under different conditions. It can be installed in walls, window reveals and party wall returns.

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