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Mold Based & Platen Thermal Insulation

Mold platen insulation and perimeter insulation from Jaco Products is a high-strength, low thermal conducting composite insulating material. This insulation protects the mold or dies and the platen from outside heat transfer. Normally found on machines used in injection molding, compression molding, thermoforming, and rubber molding. This insulation is ideal for reducing heat loss and allowing for faster mold setup, which leads to cost savings and increases the service life of machinery.

There are several important properties to consider when selecting an insulation material for your application that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Thermal Conductivity
  • Temperature
  • Compression Strength
  • Thickness Tolerance

MPI (Mold Platen Insulation) Material Data Sheet

Typically the most important characteristic is the thermal conductivity of the material. The lower the thermal conductivity of the material, the less heat transfer between the mold and the platen. This property leads to faster start-up times and cost reduction through energy savings. Temperature, or maximum service temperature, is when the material can operate without losing or degrading the properties required to sustain its function.

A tight thickness tolerance or flatness of the material helps keep the temperature of the mold uniform. Tight tolerance parts have the advantage of better mold temperature control. Significant variation in this tolerance can lead to improper mold temperature and ultimately product failure.

Jaco Products can custom fabricate MPI material to the exact specifications and drawings of your mold platen requirements. Our tested material is superior to our competitors in these properties at a more cost-effective price. Contact us today to learn more about mold platen insulation (MPI) and our state-of-the-art fabrication services.

Why Choose Jaco for your Thermal Insulation Needs?

With over 70 years of experience manufacturing platen insulation, we will make custom insulation that meets your mold’s specifications.

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Super Firetemp Board: Advanced Fireproof Insulation for High-Temperature Applications

In various industrial processes and engineering applications, there is a critical need to protect equipment and structures from extreme temperatures and the potential hazards associated with fires. One of the key components in achieving this is the use of high-quality fireproof insulation materials. Among these, the Super Firetemp Board has emerged as a groundbreaking solution, offering superior fire resistance, thermal insulation, and versatility in high-temperature environments.

Introduction to Super Firetemp Board

The Super Firetemp Board is a specially engineered fireproof insulation material designed to withstand exceptionally high temperatures. It is composed of advanced refractory fibers and inorganic binders, which are carefully processed to create a robust, high-density board with exceptional thermal properties. This board is often used in environments where traditional insulation materials, such as mineral wool or fiberglass, would fail due to their limited heat resistance.

Key Features and Benefits

  1. Unparalleled Fire Resistance: The Super Firetemp Board excels in its ability to resist flames and intense heat. It provides an effective barrier against fire, preventing its spread and minimizing the risk of structural damage in critical applications.
  2. High-Temperature Insulation: The board demonstrates excellent thermal insulation properties, capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 1700°C (3092°F) and beyond. This makes it ideal for use in industries like iron and steel, glass manufacturing, cement production, petrochemical processing, and more.
  3. Low Thermal Conductivity: Super Firetemp Board exhibits low thermal conductivity, which minimizes heat transfer. As a result, it enhances energy efficiency and helps maintain stable temperatures within industrial equipment and furnaces.
  4. Chemical Stability: The inorganic composition of the Super Firetemp Board ensures high chemical stability. It is resistant to most corrosive substances, making it suitable for applications where exposure to aggressive chemicals is prevalent.
  5. Lightweight and Easy Installation: Despite its impressive thermal performance, the Super Firetemp Board is relatively lightweight, simplifying transportation and installation processes. Its ease of handling and cutting allows for precise fitting into complex shapes and tight spaces.
  6. Non-Toxic and Environmentally Friendly: This insulation material is non-toxic and does not emit harmful substances even at elevated temperatures, making it a safe choice for both workers and the environment.
  7. Thermal Shock Resistance: The Super Firetemp Board boasts excellent thermal shock resistance, ensuring it remains structurally intact even when subjected to rapid and extreme temperature fluctuations.

Applications of Super Firetemp Board

  1. Furnace and Kiln Linings: In industrial furnaces and kilns, where temperatures can reach several thousand degrees, the Super Firetemp Board serves as a reliable lining material. It protects the outer walls from overheating, maintains the desired temperature inside, and extends the life of the equipment.
  2. High-Temperature Pipe Insulation: Super Firetemp Board is used as insulation for pipes in refineries, chemical plants, and power generation facilities, where hot liquids or gasses flow. It prevents heat loss and maintains process efficiency.
  3. Fire Barriers and Doors: The board is employed in fire-resistant barriers and doors to compartmentalize areas and prevent the spread of flames in buildings, tunnels, and critical infrastructure.
  4. Insulation for Aerospace and Defense: Super Firetemp Board finds applications in the aerospace and defense industries, where its ability to withstand high temperatures is crucial for spacecraft re-entry shields, rocket nozzles, and other specialized components.

The Super Firetemp Board stands as a remarkable advancement in fireproof insulation materials, offering unparalleled fire resistance, excellent thermal insulation, and chemical stability in high-temperature environments. Its extensive applications across various industries make it an essential component for ensuring safety, efficiency, and durability in critical operations. As technology continues to advance, it is likely that the Super Firetemp Board will play an increasingly vital role in safeguarding lives and assets from the perils of extreme heat and fires.

By understanding the science behind the Super Firetemp Board’s exceptional thermal properties, we can appreciate its ability to withstand high temperatures and provide effective insulation. Its unique composition and design allow it to outperform traditional heat insulation materials, making it a superior option for those seeking optimal thermal protection.

The benefits of using Super Firetemp Board are numerous. Not only does it provide excellent heat insulation, but it also offers fire resistance, moisture resistance, and durability. This makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, from industrial settings to residential projects.