Lowest thermal conductivity
The outstanding insulation effect and the low space requirement of the insulation are due to the extremely low thermal conductivity of the microporous material. Owing to their microporous structure and the existence of opacifiers, all three components of heat transmission – conduction, convection and radiation – are optimized to the physical limit under atmospheric pressure.
The low material conduction arises from the very small silica particle agglomerates of approximately 10 nm which only have a single point to touch each other. The pores in which the gas molecules could transfer their energyto the next molecule are smaller than the necessary free path length of the gas. As an effect the convection is limited to a minimum. The specified minerals cause the infrared radiation to be limited.
Versatile and easy workability
The product can be processed by using standard woodworking tools and machines. It can be cut, sawed or even milled. An additional feature of the material is a high flexural strength. As a result the insulation panels are quick and easy to handle even in demanding installation contexts.