Poly – What now? Advice for choosing the right insulation for your next project.
With the wide range of insulation materials available, it can be tiresome determining which material is best suited in which application. InsulShop is here to help! For this article, we venture into the petrochemical insulation materials used very frequently in the mechanical market: Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE). So, what are the differences and where do each of them find their optimal application?
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The Benefits of Coloured Foils
Traditionally, insulation covers have always been silver due to the aluminium layer of the foil. Somewhere along the way, the market has accepted this as the norm; however, silver foil might be a thing of the past.
Foil, in one way or another, is required on most insulation products. It provides an essential vapour seal, a neat finish and a clean surface to tape on to (which is especially important for the fibrous materials).
So, we can see that foil is needed, but does it need to be in the format we have all come to expect?
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