What is Insultex™?
Insultex is a semi-crystalline, closed cell foam in which the cells are totally evacuated. This implies that the cells are small vacuum enclosures, stacked one on top of the other in a random fashion. At present, we understand that a vacuum is the best thermal insulator, better than aerogels and better than NIMs (nano insulation materials) such as HSNSs (hollow silica nano spheres). The low-pressure space and the structural integrity of the polymeric cellular network guarantees a high quality vacuum: therefore, it does not require much Insultex with respect to gage (thickness) to produce a respectable R-value. Moreover, through third party testing with gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, vapor analysis and gas pycnometry, we have confirmed the existence of a vacuum in our product.
The semi-rigid structure keeps the cell walls from collapsing and displays very good memory, thereby, good recovery when compressed. Therefore, the more evacuated cells that are stacked, the better the insulation properties. Insultex resists heat transfer. It has a low thermal conductivity and a high thermal resistance. It is important to note that Insultex is an evolutionary as well as revolutionary product that uses a modified ASTM C518 method, in which a 0.75 inch air gap is employed on both sides of the target material during the R-value testing phase. Insultex is recyclable, and a cost-effective way of saving energy, in new construction and retrofit.
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Insultex consists of a three-dimensional network of a countless number of evacuated cells, which impacts the conduction of thermal energy.
The Testing Apparatus was manufactured to perform to an accreditation agency-approved modified ASTM-C518 protocol.
The ultimate insulator is a vacuum - Insultex has incorporated proven vacuum technology. Insultex is made up of closed EVACUATED CELLS which makes it INSULATIVE.
R-6 Test Results
The R-6 Test Results were performed by an INDEPENDENT ACCREDITED LABORATORY that, through extensive testing, tested Insultex House Wrap for INSULATION VALUE. (R-Value)
As a home builder, I need to add a water vapor barrier to protect my structures. It’s a no-brainer to add an R-Value in the same process.
New building codes were going to cause me to have to redesign the way I build. Using Insultex House Wrap® now allows me to meet required insulation values by simply applying the house wrap.
The energy savings that my customers will realize has made it their preferred insulated house wrap, hands down!
Recently, we experienced a hailstorm that required the complete re-siding of our home. At that time we decided to use Insultex House Wrap because of its R-3 value rating. Since its installation, we have seen a reduction in heating and air conditioning costs and believe the wrap also has reduced the annoyance of outside noise. Thank you Innovative Designs, Inc.
I am a building contractor, and I wanted to comment on the quality of your Insultex house wrap. Recently, a customer requested that I install your product on their home. I was very impressed that your product was lightweight, pliable, water-resistant, easy to install, and in addition had an R-3 value. I will use Insultex in the future.