Advanced Vacuum Insulation Applications

With an operating temperature range from -270°C to 1000°C, Insulon® delivers insulation solutions for a wide variety of thermal applications.

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

Food & Beverage

Food grade insulation requires safe, easily-sterilized materials. Our stainless steel insulation components deliver high performance insulation in a food safe package. Insulon® steam wands are used in high end espresso machines to help protect baristas from accidental burns. Our cool-to-touch steam wands allow baristas to make direct contact without the need for towels or protective rubber sleeves. Plus, our food grade insulation components have a luxury chrome finish, complementing the aesthetic appeal of high end espresso machines.

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Insulon Sheath for Hypodermic Needles transports liquid nitrogen while maintaining safe-to-touch external surface

Medical Devices

Our medical grade thermal insulation components are easily sterilized and safe for use in medical and surgical applications. Our ultra thin insulation can provide high performance thermal insulation while consuming minimal space. Insulon® sheaths are used to insulate needles during thermal ablation therapies such as cryoablation. With less than 0.5 mm in overall wall thickness, Insulon® sheaths deliver high performance thermal insulation while maintaining the minimally invasive nature of thermal ablation therapies.

Ultra-thin vacuum insulation sheaths

Wisps of smoke

Heat not Burn Devices

Vaporizer science focuses on heating devices to target temperatures quickly and efficiently. Ultra-thin vacuum insulation can provide a range of benefits to heat not burn devices (reduced risk products), and are compatible with a range of substances including tobacco, cannabis, and coffee. Insulon® can deliver system-wide enhancements including faster ramp up time, longer battery life, and reduced external surface temperatures. In the highly competitive heat not burn market, optimal thermal performance is crucial to designing a competitive product.

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High temperature insulation for automotive exhaust systems


Automotive exhaust systems need durable materials with high temperature capabilities. By retaining heat in the hot end of the exhaust system, Insulon® can help improve performance for both commercial and racing vehicles. Adding Insulon® around the catalytic converter can help reduce time to light-off temperature, helping to reduce toxic emissions due to cold starts.

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High performance insulation for aerospace and aircraft


Aerospace insulation materials need to be durable, rugged, and low maintenance. Plus they need to be capable of delivering high-performance insulation in a challenging, high-temperature environment. Insulon® provides aircraft thermal insulation that the aerospace industry can count on. Auxiliary power units, fluid lines, and bleed air systems can all benefit.

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

Tubes, Pipes & Hoses

Vacuum insulated tubes, pipes, and flexible hoses built with Insulon® Technology can safely transfer high temperature fluids and gases. Our vacuum insulated pipes are suitable for cryogenic fluids as well, including liquid nitrogen, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide. Insulon® can help maintain safe external touch temperatures and reducing material loss to boil off.

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Thermal batteries and hydrogen fuel cells

Batteries & Fuel Cells

Thermal batteries and fuel cells depend on optimal thermal performance to deliver efficient energy results. Temperature can be a major factor in draining batteries and fuel cells of their power, limiting longevity and efficiency. Insulon® can help combat these issues and improve energy efficiency by maintaining specific temperatures within an ultra thin insulation package. Applications include vehicle batteries, hydrogen transport, and a wide range of other fuel cells.

High performance insulation for commercial and industrial appliances


High temperature insulation can help heater-based appliances perform more efficiently and effectively. Whether processing air, steam, or liquid, our high performance insulation can help concentrate heat in the target area and reduce waste heat loss. Built from rugged and durable insulation materials, Insulon® is suitable for both commercial and industrial appliances and tools.

M4A1 carbine protected with an Insulon thermal shield. Image source: US ARMY ARDEC

Military & Defense

Munitions, batteries, sound suppressors, fuel lines, and other components may be more difficult to detect by thermal imaging when protected by an Insulon® thermal barrier.

A M4A1 carbine fired 210 rounds in 7 minutes, reaching temperatures over 650°F. The carbine pictured was protected by an Insulon® thermal barrier. Insulon® can help reduce heat signature, mirage, and protect against burns. Image source: US ARMY ARDEC

Ultra-thin insulation for electronic packaging

Sensors & Instruments

Combining Insulon® with our glass to metal seals can provide optimal thermal protection for sensors, instrument lines, electrical conduits, batteries, data loggers, and other delicate components.

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