Vacuum-Insulation Panels  (VIP)

General Information

Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIP) are high-performance thermal insulation panels which offer extrem high thermal insulation at minimum thickness.

With identical heat transition coefficient (U value) VIP has a 5 to 10 times lower thickness as conventional insulaton material used in construction such as for example  Polystryene, Polyurethane, Glass Wool and Mineral Wool.

While the thermal conductivity  (Lambda) for other insulating material lies in the range from 0,035 to 0,040 W/(m × K), VIP reaches measured  lambda value of < 0,005 W/(m × K).

The pressure-stable core material of VIP consists of panels made out of pressed, microporous powder. For the most part it is fumed silicia which is very suitable for VIPs with a long operating life due to its special structure.

The core is covered with metalized high-barrier foil and then evacuated, that means air extraction and sealed and locked permanent gas-tight in vacuum.

Field of Application

Vacuum Insolation Panels can be used  advantageously in areas where space is limited and good thermal insulation is needed. 

VIPs enable high-insulating and slim construction in particular for temperature-controlled packaging, for refrigeratores and freezers and for miscellaneous further technical applications.

In the building sector you can use VIPs for example in the area of patio insulation, floor insulation for winter gardens or cold-storage rooms, inside insulation, ceiling insulation, entrance door panels, facade elements etc.

For many of these applications  official building approvals are to be found or they already have been applied for.

Inquiries concerning the approvals can be made to the individual members of GSH-VIP.

Labelling

VIPs have to me marked through adequate labeling.

Standard

VIPs are examined according to the following standards and building approvals :

  • DIN EN ISO 11925-2
    Reaction to fire tests - Ignitability of products subjected to direct impingement of flamePart 2: Single-flame source test
  • DIN 4102-1
    Reaction to fire for building material and components - Part 1: building material - terms, requirements and tests
  • DIN EN 12667
    Thermal performance of building materials and products - Determination of thermal resistance by means of guarded hot plate and heat flow meter methods - Products of high and medium thermal resistance
  • DIN EN 822
    Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of length and width
  • DIN EN 823
    Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of thickness
  • DIN EN 824
    Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of squareness
  • DIN EN 825
    Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of flatness
  • DIN EN 826
    Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of compression behaviour
  • DIN EN 1602
    Thermal insulating products for building applications - Determination of the apparent density
  • German building approval Z- Z-23.11... from DIBt.

Safety Data Sheet

You can receive safety data sheets from all member companies of the GSH-VIP group or find the data sheets on the respective website available for download.