its development, NanoPore™ Thermal Insulation has been used in a wide variety of insulation applications
that require excellent thermal performance, optimum energy efficiency, or minimum insulation thickness. Our insulation has been
used in such diverse industries as consumer and industrial appliances, electronics, pharmaceuticals, cryogenics, medical, shipping,
energy, aerospace, and automotive. More information on some of these applications is outlined below.
Insulated Shipping Containers
NanoPore™ VIPs and inserts have been used extensively in insulated shipping applications both as single use to replace
or supplement to conventional polyurethane (PU) or expanded polystyrene (EPS) shipping systems and in reusable applications.
Advantages include reduction in package size/weight, reduced shipping costs and longer product lifetimes. For more informantion
on insulated shipping click here
NanoPore™ Thermal Insulation can continue to provide superior thermal performance at temperatures as high as 800°C in some circumstances.
High temperature applications include insulation of exhaust systems and reactors, or to protect sensitive electronic components. More
information on high temperature uses of NanoPore™ Thermal Insulation can be found here.
Another area in which NanoPore™ Thermal Insulation and VIPs excel is at temperatures far below ambient. Cryogenic applications such as
insulation of liquid nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, and liquefied natural gas are natural applications for the use of NanoPore™
based insulation because of the very high temperature driving forces between ambient temperature and the liquid temperature. Information on
cryogenic uses of NanoPore™ insulation products can be found here.
Pipes and Pipeline
NanoPore™ Thermal Insulation and VIPs can be formed to insulate pipe and tubing applications. Due to geometric considerations the effect
of improved thermal performance is magnified in these uses. Applications from industrial process tubing to oil pipelines to hot/cold water
piping have been explored using this technology. Pipeline application information can be found here.
Thermal management issues arise as the performance and density of electronics continues to increase. Shrinking dimensions increased
demand for thermal stability require even higher performance insulation. NanoPore™ based insulation products can be an excellent solution
to these issues and others arising in today's electronics.
Because our NanoPorel based products offer thermal conductivities 12 times lower than fiberglass and 7 times lower than foam-based
insulation, thermal performance is increased and insulation volume can be drastically reduced. VIPs for electronics can be produced with
dimensions as small as 40mm x 40mm x 3mm, with smaller panels possible if the specific application warrants.