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Advanced Vacuum Insulation Technology

Insulon® Technology delivers unique insulation solutions for complex thermal challenges from -270°C to 1000°C.

High-performance vacuum insulated tube protects a hand from a high-temperature flame

Applications

With an operating temperature range from -270°C to 1000°C, Insulon® delivers unique insulation solutions for complex and challenging thermal systems. Every part features the same advanced vacuum insulation technology, expertly engineered for your application.

Flexible vacuum insulated hose transports liquid nitrogen while maintaining safe-to-touch external surface

Tubes, pipes, and hoses

Advanced vacuum insulated tubing for cryogenic and high temperatures

Vacuum insulated tubes, pipes, & hoses →

Industrial hot air tool with Insulon Safety Guard nozzle attachment

Heat gun nozzle guards

Protect personnel and reduce burn risk with Insulon® Safety Guards for heat gun nozzles

Reduce burn risk with heat gun safety nozzle guards →

Ultra thin vacuum insulated sleeve transports liquid nitrogen while maintaining safe-to-touch external surface

Cryoablation insulation

When minimally invasive treatments need thermal insulation, thinner is better

Ultra-thin insulation for thermal ablation therapies →

Vacuum insulated cool-touch steam wands by Insulon can be used on high end espresso machines

Food-grade insulation

Material selection is of utmost importance for food and beverage processing

Food-safe insulation for low and high temperatures →

Cylindrical, Elliptical, and Custom Designs

We engineer vacuum insulation to optimize your system both thermally and spatially. With ultra-low insulation thickness, Insulon® is able to consume minimal space while delivering maximum performance. The majority of Insulon® designs are based on cylindrical, elliptical, and custom shapes.

Insulation materials

Materials are selected according to the thermal and structural needs of your application. Most Insulon® parts are built with stainless steel, Inconel, and other alloys.

Geometry and dimensions

Straight pipes are designed in lengths up to 4 feet. Flexible tubes and hoses may be designed in longer sections. Diameters can range from needle gauge sizes up to approximately 12 inches.

Explore Insulon® geometries →

Vacuum insulated tubes and pipes built with high performance Insulon Technology

Straight tubes

Double-walled, vacuum insulated tubes and pipes for cryogenic and high temperatures

Small diameter vacuum insulated tubes are displayed next to a U.S. dime to demonstrate small size

Small-bore pipes

Diameters as small as 24 gauge. Overall wall thickness as low as 0.25 mm

Flexible vacuum insulated hose is bent to demonstrate small bend radius. Built with Insulon Technology.

Flexible hoses

Flexible vacuum insulated hoses with overall wall thickness as low as 2.5 mm

Pre-bent vacuum insulated tube built with Insulon Technology shown in double-bent configuration

Pre-bent tubes

For espresso steam wands, automotive exhaust systems, and more

Vacuum insulated dewar flask with anti-rolling hexagonal end pieces

Dewar flasks

Super insulated dewar flasks with advanced vacuum insulation and high-density MLI

High temperature vacuum insulated containers built with Insulon Technology

Cans & containers

For storage, protection, and transport of thermally sensitive materials

If conventional insulation materials are proving insufficient or ineffective, Insulon® may be able to help.

High-Performance Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation performance depends on reducing heat transfer due to thermal conduction, convection, or radiation. All Insulon® parts use our patented deep vacuum technology to drastically reduce convective and conductive heat flow; for the most demanding applications, our engineers include our proprietary multi-layer insulation to reduce radiation heat transfer. Insulon® helps you concentrate thermal energy where you want it, often resulting in reduced energy demands and consumption.

High temperature vacuum insulation surface temperature analysis conducted at steady-state

Surface temperature analysis

6-inch Insulon® tube transports hot air from a heat gun. External surface temperature is compared to the hot air temperature at the inlet

Thermal cycling analysis of an Insulon vacuum insulated part

Thermal cycling analysis

Consistent temperature difference over 20,000+ cycles demonstrates long-term integrity of the vacuum space for reliable performance

High temperature vacuum insulation temperature drop analysis comparing inlet and outlet temperatures

Temperature drop analysis

Comparing inlet and outlet temperatures to measure temperature drop through a 12-inch vacuum insulated pipe

See more thermal performance analyses →

How does MLI reduce radiation heat transfer?
Multi-layer insulation reduces radiation heat transfer by reflecting radiation back towards the source

Vacuum Super Insulation with MLI

For even higher thermal performance, particularly at high temperatures, reducing radiation heat transfer is key. To create vacuum super insulation, we install our proprietary, high-density multi-layer insulation (MLI) inside the vacuum space. MLI uses highly reflective materials to drastically reduce radiation heat transfer. Like all Insulon® components, our Insulon® + MLI packages can be designed to operate in environments up to 1000°C.

Conserve thermal energy

Reduce energy demands

Improve energy efficiency

Engineering & Manufacturing

We engineer ultra-thin, high-performance vacuum insulation to enhance your product or system functioning. Our goal is to maximize thermal performance while consuming minimal space. Custom-designed solutions can help bring out the best in your application by improving thermal efficiency, streamlining packaging, and optimizing for longevity in your system.

​Our engineers work with you to develop a design that fulfills thermal, geometric, and structural requirements. Once designs are completed, we start building and testing your custom prototypes at our R&D facility. When it’s time for the next step, our manufacturing team puts together semi- or fully-automated cells for rapid, high-volume production.

​The end result? An enhanced thermal system for more effective and efficient performance.

Engineering advanced vacuum insulation →

Ultra thin vacuum insulation component displayed with cross section view. Walls as thin as 0.25mm.

Videos

Explore the videos below to see Insulon® Technology demonstrated in cryogenic and high-temperature applications. For questions about performance in your specific application, contact us.

High mechanical strength

Durable components built with high-strength materials. Our materials include metals such as stainless steel, Inconel, and other alloys, making Insulon® vacuum insulation ideal for challenging physical environments. If you need a component with specific mechanical properties, let us know. High-pressure environment? No problem. Dealing with vibration? We can help. Our robust components can be built to withstand a variety of mechanical stresses.

Custom designed solutions

Custom-designed thermal solutions can help your product stand out against the competition. Our goal is to deliver precise thermal enhancements that improve the overall performance of your product. Our engineers take a holistic approach to design, considering everything from component-level parameters to system-level parameters. Every feature of an Insulon® vacuum insulated part is custom-designed to your specifications — down to the very last millimeter.

Ultra-thin insulation

Thin thermal insulation with a high R-value is of paramount importance to space-constrained applications. Our custom-designed vacuum insulation delivers thermal solutions in a compact package. With an overall thickness as low as 0.25mm, our parts can be used to insulate needles. Our low profile design can help your product save space, maintain a sleek profile, and reduce overall packaging requirements — without sacrificing thermal performance.

High-temperature insulation

Vacuum insulation has traditionally been used exclusively for cryogenic applications. Our proprietary Insulon® Technology creates ultra-thin, high-temperature vacuum insulation for applications up to 1000°C. For the most demanding applications, reducing radiation heat transfer is key. Our most advanced Insulon® parts may also include our proprietary multi-layer insulation for even greater high-temperature thermal performance.

Simplified assembly

With many conventional materials, you have to do the installation yourself. This might mean spraying foam, clamping down blankets, or cutting, wrapping, and taping pyrogel in hard-to-reach places. These tedious installation processes can slow down your manufacturing process, costing you time and money. Insulon® offers an alternative product — delivered as a preformed component built to spec, Insulon® is ready to be seamlessly integrated into your assembly.

Proprietary technology

No one else uses our patented technology found in every Insulon® part. From our advanced vacuum insulation technology to our high density, high-temperature MLI, all of our proprietary technology is designed in-house — and nowhere else. Our engineers are constantly making advancements in thermal technology, and we take pride in delivering one-of-a-kind solutions to each and every customer.