Properties of insulating material that helps it to perform better. Insulation material should have some essential properties so that it can perform its basic function of reduction of heat transfer between objects in thermal contact properly and efficiently. The most important property of an ideal insulating material is that it consistently provides the resistance to the passage of heat throughout the lifetime of the building.The ultimate performance of insulating material will be determined by how effectively a builder can install a material using conventional skills. Thus, ease of installation is another important aspect one should look at while selecting the insulation material.
Another important property an ideal insulating material should have is that it should not suffer a degree of dimensional instability during its installed life. If it does, it may affect its performance and also may reduce the life of the structure itself. The insulation material should also be moisture resistant and should not suffer a degradation of performance when moist or wet. Though it is difficult to find insulating materials with all these properties, it is not an impossible task. For example, insulation materials manufactured by Supreme Industries like INSUshield, INSUreflector and INSUflex have most of these properties thus making them the first choice of the contractors.
INSUshield is a non-fibrous, fire retardant, closed-cell, tri-dimensional chemically cross-linked polyethylene foam and is an excellent sound and thermal insulation material widely used for AC duct insulation, under deck insulation and acoustic flooring. It is considered to be a better alternative to conventional Glass Wool roof insulation material as it is non-fibrous and fire retardant.
INSUreflector is a radiant heat reflective insulation material made of polyethylene air bubble film, laminated with aluminium foil on one or both side and is ideal for under deck insulation and wall insulation. Together aluminium and polyethylene film also act as a moisture barrier and builds odourless atmosphere inside the room.
INSUflex is a 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.
With these products in its portfolio, Supreme Industries has made the task of engineers and contractors much easier and in fact, has become one stop shop for all insulation needs.