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Reflectix

Reflective foil bubble material

Superior Multi-layer Reflective Insulation


Reflectix® – Reflective Insulation

Reflectix ® technology was initially created by NASA, used as protective insulation material for astronaut suits. It was soon recognised as an excellent heat insulation product, widely used in construction.

What is Reflectix®?

How is heat transferred?

Reflectix®

There are three ways heat moves from warm to cool regions:

is a multi-layer reflective insulation consisting of two external, high purity layers of aluminium foil covering layers of AirCap ® bubble and Cell-Aire® polyethylene foam.

● Radiation – electromagnetic transfer of energy through

space. ● Convection – heat flow transferred by the movement of air. ● Conduction – heat flow through a fluid or solid material.

Conduction Convection

Radiation

1

Anti-corrosion layer

2

High purity aluminium foil

3

AirCap® bubble

4

Cell-Aire® Polyethylene Foam

Radiation


The story behind the technology How does Reflectix® work? The benefits of aluminium? While the aluminium reflects up to 95-97% of heat transferred via radiation, AirCap ® and Cell-Aire ® provide the necessary mechanical strength to the final product.

Compared with other surface materials, aluminium foil has superior reflectivity:

They also give additional thermal resistance to heat transferred via conduction.

With

Reflectix®

Without

Reflectix®

Surface material

Reflectivity (%)

Aluminium foil

95% - 97%

Asphalt

2% - 10%

Brick

7%

Concrete

5% - 15%

Glass

5%

Limestone

10% - 84%

Marble

7%

Paper

8%

Plaster

9%

Steel

88%

According to U.S. Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association (R.I.M.A.), heat transmitted via radiation represents at least 50% of all heat transferred in nature. Traditional thermal insulation like foam or fibres are resistant to heat transferred via conduction, but are unable to reflect more than 30% of the heat transmitted via radiation.

There are three heat transfer directions Radiation

According to an analysis performed at Penn State University, approximately 75% of total heat transfer in structures occurs through radiation. The foil in Reflectix ® reflects 95 - 97% of the radiant energy striking it.

Convection Conduction

An example of down heat flow is through the floor in the winter or through the attic in the summer. Up heat flow is through the ceiling in the winter. Side heat flow refers to heat loss through the walls.

Down Heat Flow % 5 to 7%

10

Up Heat Flow %

Side Heat Flow %

100

10

20

90

30

80

40

70

50

60

60

50

70

40

80

30

90 100

Up to 93%

30

40

50

60

70

80

65% 85% to to 80% 80%

50% to 50% to 75% 75%

15%toto 15% 28% 28%

Up to Up to 45% 45%

5% to 7%

20 10

20

5 to 7%

90 100


Why choose Reflectix ®? Compare the values R values R values rate how much heat loss the material resists from passing through.

U-values U-values rate how much heat the component allows to pass through it.

R values rate one single material while U values measure entire components. For example R values measure how much heat loss passes through fibreglass insulation while U values rate how much heat can pass through a window component (glass, air, vinyl sash).

Material

Gauge (in mm)

R-Value

U-Value

Reflectix® DB

10mm

0.90

1.110

Mineral Fibre

25mm

0.750

1.33

Tile

20mm

0.044

22.73

Coating

2mm

0.027

37.04

Brick

120mm

0.267

3.75

Concrete

200mm

0.114

8.77

Extruded Polystyrene

30mm

1.071

0.93

Extruded Polystyrene

50mm

1.613

0.62

Polyurethane

25mm

0.836

1.20

Fibreglass

30mm

1.000

1.00

Fibreglass

50mm

1.666

0.60

Source: Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Association (R.I.M.A.)

R = m2K/W U = W/m2K Converting a U value to a R value is as simple as: R = 1/U. So a U value of 1.110 would equal a R value of 0.90

Features & benefits of Reflectix® Being an energy and cost effective insulation product, Reflectix® is one of the most versatile building materials on the market today. Ideal for new construction or retrofit installation in commercial or domestic structures Reflectix ® delivers unsurpassed benefits:

Lowers heating and cooling costs ●

Reflects 95 - 97% of radiant energy

Controls condensation

Lowers insulation cost ●

Easy to install

Permanent and maintenance free

Durable and lightweight

Does not compress, collapse or disintegrate

Does not promote nesting or rodents

Not affected by moisture or humidity

Lowers recycling cost ●

Environmentally safe

Non-toxic/non-carcinogenic

Fibre-free


The versatility of Reflectix 速 The versatility of Reflectix速 means that it is the ideal solution for a number of applications from domestic attics to insulating cartons for shipping. The possibilities are endless.

ATTIC AND ROOF

EXTERIOR WALLS

INTERIOR WALLS RADIATOR

UNDERFLOOR HEATING

CRAWL SPACE BASEMENT

PIPES AND DUCTS

Being easy to install Reflectix 速 is suited for use by both the competent DIY-ers and the Professional Contractors: ATTIC AND ROOF

CRAWL SPACE

PIPES AND DUCTS

BASEMENT

UNDERFLOOR HEATING

INTERIOR WALLS

EXTERIOR WALLS

RADIATOR


The versatility of Reflectix ® Metal buildings applications For roof and wall insulation, Reflectix ® is a quick and easy, high performance and cost effective solution for agricultural and commercial buildings.

Non construction applications Shipping One area where temperature can be an issue is during the shipping of your product. You can use Reflectix® not only to cover the walls of your truck but you can also use sheets of our material to cover your boxes. It is ideal for shipping anything from fish to pharmaceuticals.

Hobby Ever thought of insulating your caravan or mobile home? Reflectix ® can make your trip even more comfortable during hot summers or cold winters. Apply our Reflectix® SB to the walls or the top and either save energy in winter or keep cool in summer.

More Proven Applications For extended protection of extremely perishable products, dry ice and or other refrigerants can be placed in a package without damage to the liner.

Perishable Foods ● ● ●

Scientific/Industrial

Seafood, Meat and Poultry

Chemicals

Beverages i.e. wine, juices

Adhesives

Gourmet Foods

Bio Chemicals Solders Ink Manufacturers

Baked Goods

Dairy i.e. ice cream, milk, cheese

Confectionary i.e sweets and chocolates

Animal Health

Medical

Animal Fluids

Animal Labs

Veterinarian Products and Supplies

Dead Animal Removal

Pharmaceutical

Healthcare

Biotechnology

Blood Transport

Clinical Labs

Other

Cryogenic Research

Flowers

Organ Transporting

Cosmetics/Perfumes

Medical Supplies (implants)

Tropical Fish

Prescription Labs

Freight Companies

Genetics, DNA

Banquet Facilities


Technical data and certification Product Type

Description

Reflectix® SB (single bubble)

Reflectix® DB (double bubble)

Reflectix® DB+ (double bubble Plus)

Top layer: Alu Foil

Foil+AirCap®+Cell-Aire® 1,5mm +AirCap® + Foil

Foil+AirCap® + Cell-Aire® 5,0mm+AirCap® +Foil

Middle Layer: AirCap® bubble Bottom layer: Alu Foil

Nominal Thickness

4,0mm (±10%)

9,5mm (±10%)

13,0mm (±10%)

Aluminium Foil Thickness

8MY + 25MY PE

8MY + 25MY PE

8MY + 25MY PE

Aluminium Foil Purity

99,9%

99,9%

99,9%

Aluminium Foil Reflectivity

95-97%

95-97%

95-97%

Foil Anti-corrosion coating

NC lacquer

NC lacquer

NC lacquer

gr/m2

gr/m2

AirCap®

bubble density

Total Product Density

90

(±5%)

90

200 gr/m2 (±5%)

90 gr/m2 (±5%)

(±5%)

310 gr/m2 (±5%)

60m2

1,20m x 25m =

360 gr/m2 (±5%)

30m2

1,20m x 20m = 24m2

Rolls Size

1,20m x 50m =

U Value

1,30 W/m2K

1,11 W/m2K

1,15 W/m2K

Test Method

UNE-EN ISO 8990:1997

UNE-EN ISO 8990:1997

UNE-EN ISO 8990:1997

Institution tested

Cidemco/Spain

Cidemco/Spain

Cidemco/Spain

Flame Resistance

B2

B2

B2

Test Method

DIN 4102

DIN 4102

DIN 4102

Institution tested

Firelabs/Germany

Firelabs/Germany

Firelabs/Germany

Certification

CIDEMCO-Tecnalia Área Anardi, nº 5 Apartado 134 P.O. Box E-20730 Azpeitia (Guipúzcoa) / Spain Tel.: +34 943 81 68 00 Fax: +34 943 81 60 74

Nº INFORME: 26315-2. Hoja 1 de 7 www.cidemco.es cidemco@cidemco.es

INFORME DE ENSAYO

CIDEMCO-Tecnalia Área Anardi, nº 5 Apartado 134 P.O. Box

REPORT NO.: 26315-2.a. Page 1 of 7

E-20730 Azpeitia (Guipúzcoa) / Spain

CLIENTE:

SEALED AIR PACKAGING, S.L.

SOLICITANTE:

MANEL PEÑARROYA

DIRECCIÓN:

HOSTAL DEL PI, 16 POL. IND. BARCELONÉS 08630 ABRERA (SPAIN)

Tel.: +34 943 81 68 00 Fax: +34 943 81 60 74

OBJETO DE LA PETICIÓN:

cidemco@cidemco.es

AISLANTE REFLEXIVO REF. «REFLECTIX®DB+ (DOUBLE BUBBLE PLUS)»

CLIENT:

SEALED AIR PACKAGING, S.L.

APPLICANT:

MANEL PEÑARROYA

ADDRESS:

HOSTAL DEL PI, 16 POL. IND. BARCELONÉS 08630 ABRERA (SPAIN)

ENSAYO DE RESISTENCIA TÉRMICA (UNE-EN ISO 8990:1997)

FECHA DE RECEPCIÓN: FECHA DE INICIO DEL ENSAYO: FECHA DE FINALIZACIÓN DEL ENSAYO: FECHA DE EMISIÓN DEL INFORME:

30.09.2010 27.10.2010 27.10.2010 03.11.2010

MATERIAL TESTED: Company Name: Fundación Cidemco • Nº F-231 Registro de Fundaciones Vasco • CIF: G20971214

Razón Social: Fundación Cidemco • Nº F-231 Registro de Fundaciones Vasco • CIF: G20971214

MATERIAL ENSAYADO:

TEST REPORT

www.cidemco.es

PURPOSE OF THE REQUEST:

Los resultados recogidos en este informe solo se refieren al material recibido y sometido a ensayo en este Centro de Investi Investigación en las fechas indicadas. Este Informe consta de siete (7) páginas y no podrá ser reproducido sin la autorización expresa de CIDEMCO, excepto ccuando lo sea de forma íntegra.

Nerea Berra Eficiencia Energética en la Edificación Arquitectura y Tecnologías para la Construcción

REFLECTIVE INSULATION REF. "REFLECTIX®DB+ (DOUBLE BUBBLE PLUS)" THERMAL RESISTANCE TEST (UNE-EN ISO 8990:1997)

DATE OF RECEIPT: DATE OF TEST COMMENCEMENT: DATE OF TEST COMPLETION: DATE OF ISSUE OF REPORT:

30.09.2010 27.10.2010 27.10.2010 03.11.2010

The results compiled in this report refer on only to the material received and submitted to testing at this Research Centre Cent on the dates indicated.

This report consists of seven (7) pages and may not be reproduced without the express Sergio Saiz authorisation of CIDEMCO, unless when done so in full. Resp. Eficiencia Energética en la Edificación Arquitectura y Tecnologías para la Construcción

Nerea Berra Energy Efficiency in Building Manager Architecture and Construction Technology

Sergio Saiz Energy Efficiency in Building Manager Architecture and Construction Technology


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