Why insulate?

The most effective way to reduce your energy consumption is to insulate.

But how do you choose between the different families of insulation materials?

 

There are currently 3 types of insulation materials

 

  • Rigid insulation materials in the form of polyurethane (PU, PIR) or polystyrene (XPS or EPS) panels.
  • Fibrous insulation materials, often more flexible and in roll form. They are made from inorganic (glass wool, rock wool) or organic (sheep’s wool, hemp, polyester wadding, …) products.Rigid and fibrous insulation materials trap a maximum amount of stable air.
    They slow the movement of hot or cold energy, which is why they are of increasing thicknesses.
  • Thin reflective insulation materials act differently.
    Rather than slow the movement of energy, they act like a mirror and reflect it.
    The quality and effectiveness of the insulation material are not determined by the thickness alone, but by the composition of the product and the reflective film used.

Better understand Aluthermo® thin insulation

 

ALUTHERMO® products help save energy by acting on all modes of heat transfer.

 

Conduction

Transmission of heat from one body to another by direct contact.

The various components of ALUTHERMO® are an eff ective restraint against conduction phenomena.

Convection

Movement of air due to temperature difference. Warm air rises, cold air descends.

ALUTHERMO® is totally impermeable to air.

Thermal radiation

Transmission of heat by infrared radiation without direct contact.

ALUTHERMO® is covered on both sides by an aluminium foil which acts as a barrier to transmissions by radiation.

Humidity

The more humid the air, the more it conducts energy.

ALUTHERMO® encloses dry air in its polyethylene fi lms. The protection of this fi lm by the aluminium makes it totally impermeable to moisture.

Contrary to traditional thick insulators which work principally on loss by conduction, multi-layer thin insulators, combined with two gaps of air, induces the transmission of energy by radiation rather than by conduction or convection.

Our thin insulation products

ROOFREFLEX
37mm.

An insulating, reflective roof membrane that is watertight and highly vapour-permeable. EPC & LABC certified.

QUATTRO
10mm.

An ideal “all in one” solution as it acts as an insulation material, vapour barrier and roof membrane. Insulating without losing space.

DENSIMA
37mm.

Reflective insulation, vapour barrier and breather membrane. Made thicker to comply with European standards. EPC certified

OPTIMA
42mm.

A reflective insulation material made thicker to comply with European standards. Mainly used on roofs or as a vapour barrier on walls. EPC & LABC certified.

REVERSO
37mm.

An insulating and reflective vapor barrier.
Used on the roof or on interior walls, it protects against vapour.
EPC certified.