TFP offers the most comprehensive range of thermal insulation material available from any manufacturer, providing effective insulation at temperatures ranging from -196°C up to 1600°C. The mats and papers are suitable for use in a broad range of industries including cryogenic vessels, automotive, steel, aluminium and OEM cooking & heating.

Our papers are produced from a broad range of fibres including glass, mineral, AES (alkaline earth silicate), RCF (refractory ceramic fibre) and alumina depending on the classification temperature required.

The fibre type & insulation classification temperature are summarised below.

Fibre Type     Classification Temperature
Glass Fibre     500 °C
Mineral Fibre 850 °C
AES Fibre   1100 - 1400 °C
RCF Fibre    1260 - 1400 °C
Alumina Fibre   1600 °C

At TFP we offer the capability to supply high temperature insulation material in a number of forms including customised die cut or sheeted parts, spools or jumbo rolls to meet specific customer requirements. Secondary processing is also available, with options including aluminium foil facing and self-adhesive backing.

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TFP produces Supacool, a range of high performance cryogenic tissues. The materials are lightweight, glass fibre tissues which are usually co-wound with a metal foil and then inserted between the inner and outer walls of the cryogenic vessel. The range includes Supacool M, a binder free microfine glass tissue suitable for liquid oxygen vessels and Supacool T, which is a short chopped glass fibre product containing a small amount of organic binder.

Supacool M is a binder free microfine glass tissue with no organic constituents and is available in areal weights of 12.5 g/m² & 15 g/m².  The material is non-flammable, non-outgassing and contains <1% moisture.  Once the tissue has been interleaved with aluminium foil it is ideal for use as a cryogenic spacer tissue and, since it contains only non-combustible materials, it is particularly suited to the production of liquid oxygen vessels. The tissue also has a high thermal stability and can withstand temperatures of up to 500°C during heating in order to aid evacuation of the cryogenic vacuum system. It can also be supplied co-wound with aluminium foil for ease of processing.

Supacool T is a 10g/m² glass tissue which has been developed as a high tensile alternative to Supacool M.  The material contains approximately 5% organic binder which aids the vessel wrapping process by minimizing any tissue breakage.  The material has a large void volume which aids evacuation of the cryogenic system and can withstand temperatures of up to 190°C if heating is necessary for the removal of any remaining volatile residues. However, as Supacool T contains an organic binder, it is not recommended for use with liquid oxygen storage vessels.

Both Supacool M and Supacool T are available in rolls with a maximum width of 1270mm (50") or narrow coils with a minimum width of 50mm (2").

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