Thermal insulation materials provide the resistance to the passage of heat throughout the lifetime of the building. Thermal insulation materials are used to protect the constructional elements against thermal impact and moisture related damage. Good quality thermal insulation material apart from providing human comfort also helps to improve building envelope’s energy efficiency. According to experts, thermal insulation has the potential to reduce energy consumption to the extent of 5-8%.
There are several types of thermal insulation materials like fibreglass, mineral wool, cellulose, polyurethane foam and polythene insulation materials, each one having its own sets of positives and negatives. One need to take into account several factors while selecting thermal insulation materials. Location and weather conditions, orientation of the building, wind/breeze and height of ceiling are some of the factors which usually influence the kind of thermal insulation materials one should be using. Further, within each type of materials there are several brands available thus making the task of selection complicated. It is always safe and better to bet on established brands like the ones manufactured by Supreme Industries than to go for unknown ones as the insulation materials also have an impact on the life of the building itself. Supreme Industries manufactures several insulation materials like INSUshield, INSUreflector and INSUflex which find use in variety of applications.
INSUshield is an excellent sound and thermal insulation material widely used for AC duct insulation, under deck insulation and acoustic flooring. It is a non-fibrous, fire retardant, closed-cell, tri-dimensional chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam considered to be a better alternative to conventional Glass Wool roof insulation material.
INSUflex is a fire retardant, closed-cell elastomeric nitrile foam product which is used in HVAC piping, plumbing and waste water drainage pipes, solar piping and cold storage and clean room piping. Its closed-cell structure provides high resistance to water vapour diffusion which makes it ideal material for insulation in HVAC areas.