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VIP (vacuum insulation panels)

Reduce energy use with innovative vacuum insulation panels.

Minimal thermal conductivity with EVAL™

VIPs work by maintaining an inside vacuum that won't transfer heat or cold from one side of the panel to the other.  Aluminimum can extend the service life of the vacuum, but has its own high thermal conducitivity. Heat or cold can transfer through the aluminium, especially along the sealed edges. This is known as "thermal edge effect" or "heat bridging".

thermal conductivity

EVAL™ VM-XL provides the barrier properties necessary to maintain the internal vacuum.  But since it is a plastic film with only an extremely thin metallized layer, thermal conductivity is reduced to a minimum.

centre or edges

The insulation efficiency of EVAL™ and aluminium VIPs may be similar when measured in the centre of the panel.  However, EVAL™ VIPs show significantly less heat bridging when measured along the edges of the panel.