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Green Thermal Insulation for The Industrial Sector

Discover how green thermal insulation can efficiently and sustainably reduce emissions and optimize industrial processes.

By NUTEC

9/6/2023

4 minutes

Green thermal insulation in the industrial sector
9/6/2023

4 minutes

Since environmental concerns have steadily grown, they have shone a spotlight in all directions, particularly in the industrial sector. Facing the challenge of finding efficient, sustainable solutions that simultaneously allow equipment and processes to operate optimally, green thermal insulation emerges as an innovative and indispensable solution.

In this article, we will explore how green insulation alternatives become the perfect ally for dealing with high temperatures, ensuring optimum performance and reduced environmental impact.

Discover its benefits, advantages, and how it contributes to conserving natural resources.

Winning With Green Thermal Insulation

Traditionally, thermal insulation in industrial processes has relied on materials that are harmful to the environment. However, the rise of ecological insulation alternatives has made it possible to improve performance and efficiency while also reducing environmental impact.

Green insulation materials are non-toxic, making them a more sustainable choice for industrial applications.

Advantages of Green Thermal Insulation

Ecological thermal insulation products present a series of benefits that make them an attractive option from both environmental and economic perspectives.

Below, we highlight the main advantages of these materials:

Versatility

The broad availability of sustainable materials is one of the most significant advantages of green thermal insulation. These products are made from renewable resources and are non-toxic – materials such as cellulose fiber, rock wool, and recycled cotton – which means they do not emit harmful compounds into the environment. 

They also have a lower carbon footprint than their traditional counterparts, making them a more sustainable choice. This initiative allows environmentally committed industries to achieve their sustainability goals. 

However, it is essential to consider the use temperature since not all materials are effective at high temperatures. A recommended option is low biopersistence fiber, also known as biosoluble fiber, suitable for temperatures up to 2190°F (1200°C).

At NUTEC, we offer a wide selection of low biopersistence fiber thermal insulation, including:

  • SuperMag LD 1900. This product offers excellent thermal insulation capabilities at maximum use temperatures up to 2190°F (1200°C). It is manufactured from alkaline earth silicate wool mixed with specially selected organic and inorganic binders to provide rigid pieces with exceptional characteristics.
  • SuperMag 2200. These blankets are made of fine low biopersistence (LBP) fibers with low shot content, forming a flexible product with high resistance and thermal properties up to 2200°F (1200°C). The heavy needlework of SuperMag 2200 results in a completely inorganic, binder-free product that does not produce smoke or off-gassing.
  • SuperMag HI 2200. These blankets are made from long strand spun, fine low bio-persistence (LBP) fibers with lower shot content forming a flexible needled product with high strength and superior thermal properties at temperatures up to 2200°F (1200°C), while offering lower thermal conductivity, less dust and reduced risk of irritation.
  • SuperPly 2200. Low biopersistence paper made from high index interwoven fiber, which forms a uniform, resistant, flexible, and light sheet. The high index fiber interweaving technology increases the paper's green and retained strength after binder removal.
  • SuperMag LD 2300. This has a thermal insulation capacity at higher temperatures, reaching up to 2300°F (1260°C). This product is made from alkaline earth silicate wool mixed with inorganic and organic binders and a special blend of materials that gives it resistance to heat and unique thermal properties. It also provides rigid pieces with exceptional characteristics.
  • MG 1900. This is a high resistance and low cost insulating board manufactured under the specific requirements of the Refractory Industry. MG 1900 Board offers a practical solution compared to other mineral wool products for similar applications, and is made from a blend of soluble and ceramic fibers with other fillers.
  • MaxBlock Modules. All MaxBlock Modules are manufactured using blankets made through the spun process of high purity ceramic fibers, resulting in superior strength during installation and service. The MaxBlock 2200 range of modules is a low biopersistence product capable of withstanding temperatures up to 2200°F (1200°C).


Vacuum-formed low biopersistence board

Positive Impact on Carbon Footprint

One of the main concerns in the industrial field is the emission of greenhouse gases and their impact on climate change. For example, companies that have opted for green insulation have significantly reduced carbon emissions.

The ability of these materials to retain heat more efficiently decreases the need to consume large amounts of fossil fuels, which translates into a smaller carbon footprint and a more positive contribution to the environment.

Energy and Economic Savings

Green insulation not only brings benefits to the environment but also significant savings in operating costs. Energy consumption can be reduced by decreasing heat losses and maintaining a more stable temperature in industrial equipment. These savings result in improved competitiveness and investment in more sustainable practices.

Work Environment Safety

Using sustainable materials with fewer toxic or chemical compounds minimizes exposure to substances harmful to respiratory and skin health, reducing the risk of occupational diseases related to exposure to these materials.

In this way, the possibility of skin and respiratory tract irritation is reduced, which is especially important for workers who handle or install these products.

Work Environment Safety

Technological Innovation at the Service of the Environment

The growth of green insulation has driven innovation in developing new materials and thermal products. Efforts to improve efficiency and sustainability are constantly evolving, indicating that the future of green insulation is even brighter. This constant search for eco-friendly solutions will allow industries to face the challenges of high temperatures more responsibly.

Technological innovation in thermal insulation

NUTEC's Commitment to Sustainability

At NUTEC, we have dedicated ourselves to developing innovative technologies that make a difference in the industrial sector. As part of this mission, we have implemented eco-friendly practices at every stage of our manufacturing process. We focus on reducing our carbon footprint and minimizing waste, ensuring our products are user- and environment-friendly. All this without compromising the quality of our wide range of thermal insulation products.

By choosing our insulation solutions, such as low biopersistence fiber insulation, companies contribute to the preservation of the planet and open the way to a cleaner and more responsible future in the industrial world.

Would you like detailed information about our thermal insulation products for high temperatures? Do not hesitate to contact our advisors.

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