F.A.Q. | Advanced Thermal Insulation | Insulon® Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

Insulon Technology® is an advanced vacuum insulation technology used to create high performance thermal barrier components. Insulon® excels in maintaining high thermal insulation performance across ultra thin walls.
Insulon® parts are available as straight, bent, or flexible tubes, as well as open- or closed-top cans, containers, and flasks. Overall wall thickness can be as low as 0.010 inches (0.25 mm). Diameters can range from fine needle-gauge sizes up to 1 foot (0.3 m). Lengths can be up to 4 feet (1.2 m), and individual parts can be segmented together to create longer constructions. While some components may feature flat sections, Insulon® is not available in flat panels, blankets, or sheets.
Insulon® thermal barriers are custom-designed for your application. Our engineers carefully consider all aspects including temperature requirements, dimensional requirements, and desired overall wall thickness. Insulon® is designed to seamlessly integrate with your application while delivering optimal thermal insulation performance.
Insulon® is not currently available in flat panels, blankets, or sheets. The current Insulon® portfolio includes straight, bent, and flexible tubes and pipes, as well as open- and closed-top cans and containers.
Insulon® parts are made from metals including stainless steel, Inconel, titanium, and other alloys. Materials are selected according to the needs of individual applications.
The thermal resistance of Insulon® varies according to shape, size, material selection, and environment. Most Insulon® parts have overall wall thicknesses in the order of millimeters and are capable of delivering hundreds of degrees temperature difference.
Insulon® Technology creates reliable and long lasting vacuum spaces. When custom-designing Insulon® parts, our engineers carefully consider the longevity requirements of your application including duration of use, number of uses, thermal cycling, exposure to thermal shock, and performance requirements. We focus on life cycle optimization to ensure the greatest ROI for your company.
Yes, Insulon® is manufactured with food grade materials. Insulon® thermal barriers are safe for food contact.
Yes, Insulon® is safe for medical devices. Insulon® is manufactured from stainless metals which are easily sterilized.
It is possible for components to be welded onto Insulon® parts, depending on the application. If your application requires a flange or mounting bracket, let us know and we can supply it as a completed assembly.
Yes, Insulon® parts can be manufactured to be DFARS compliant.
No, Insulon® is not a coating. Insulon® thermal barriers are metal components (tubes, pipes, cans, containers, flasks, etc). While not a coating, Insulon® is thin. Overall wall thickness can be as low as 0.010 inches (0.25 mm).
Concept Group LLC, formerly Concept Group Inc., was founded in 1970.
Yes, Concept Group manufactures millions of parts each year. We also provide rapid prototyping services.
Concept Group's products are designed and manufactured in the United States.
Yes, Concept Group has many international business relationships. We look forward to working with you regardless of your location.
Concept Group manufactures stainless steel glass to metal compression seals.

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