The Advantages of Unicorn microporous insulation solutions
Microporous insulation materials are the first choice for high temperature insulation applications. When using this product a high thermal insulation performance will be achieved, along with simultaneously low insulation thickness. In this way this synthesis guarantees a technologically sophisticated insulation and a high economic efficiency.
The panels are non-flammable and conform to the requirements of fire resistance ‘Grade A’.
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 energy to 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. As a result the insulation panels are quick and easy to handle even in demanding installation contexts.
Microporous insulation panels are characterized by a high temperature resistance of up to 1200 °C (2192 °F). In particular at high temperatures the products far exceed the insulating effect of alternative insulation materials. The low rising of the thermal conductivity with temperature increase and the minimal shrinkage at maximum temperature is also advantageous.
The microporous material is thermal shock resistant. It tolerates fast heating and cooling cycles for a long duration of time.
The following advantages arise from the use of microporous insulating products in comparison to conventional materials.