Advanced Vacuum Insulation Applications

With an operating temperature range from -270°C to 1000°C, Insulon® vacuum insulation delivers 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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Medical grade insulation for cryoablation needles used in thermal ablation therapies

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.

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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. In addition, 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 liquids 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.

An 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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