Materials

The major advantage of Superwool over Refractory Ceramic Fibers is that it is a better insulator and costs less. When choosing Superwool over RCF it is possible to achieve a 20% saving in terms of dollar per R Value. The other major advantage is that Superwool has a unique low biopersistance and as such carries less health and safety requirements when handling the material..  Read More

The optimum design window for RCF has dramatically shrunk since the introduction of AES fibers, but it is still recommend for applications over 2000F. Amorphous man-made fibers produced from the melting and blowing or spinning of calcined kaolin clay or a combination of alumina (Al203) and silica (SiO2), and other oxides such as zirconia in lesser amounts. RCF products are generally used in industrial.  Read More

When space is at a premium, nothing beats Microporous as an insulating material. Microporous materials contain pores with diameters less than 2 nm. Excellent insulating properties are achieved through minimizing conduction as the particles are spherical and therefore have minimal contact points, and minimizing convection as the particle size is small enough to inhibit the free path of a gas molecule. The superior insulating properties of.  Read More

You can’t beat the $/R Value of mineral wool. It is a good insulator with noise control properties. Mineral wool is both moisture and mold resistant with practical use temperature of up to 1100F. Will remain incombustible throughout the temperature range with a melting temperature of 2000F. Mineral Wool bats are semi rigid and can support their own weight making them and excellent option.  Read More

A blanket with excellent flexibility and dimensional stability. The product has good thermal performance at the lower end of the temperature range (under 1000F). Easy to handle and low smoke and odor. The flexible, white, mechanically entangled fiberglass blankets are bonded with a binder.

This category is made up of many different products ranging from Cements to Coatings. We offer several different grades of Insulating Firebrick (IFB) with use temperatures from 2300 to 3000 degrees F. We also have many different types of Castables with various densities and temperature ratings along with a complete selection of Mortars, Cements, Coatings, Moldables and Pumpables.

PCWs are a specialist fiber with limited applications when temperatures of over 2300F are encountered and RCF will not work. PCWs are made predominantly of aluminum (content typically 72-99% in the form of oxide) with the remainder consisting of silicon. The fibers are manufactured by sol-gel technology using gel extrusion, spinning and/or drawing in controlled air streams, using equipment/processes specifically designed to produce fibers.  Read More