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Frequently asked questions

Why should I choose ThermoCor VIPs over other insulation options?

ThermoCor panels offer a thermal resistance up to ten times greater than most commonly used forms of insulation, such as Styrofoam, and six times that of polyurethane, which translates into higher insulate values, reduced thickness of insulation and lower overall cost. They are flexible to suit unique applications and highly durable – including water and air resistant – to prolong the life and energy efficiency of the application. From initial engineering stages through product improvement, they are backed by ThermoCor's industry leadership and commitment to exceptional customer care.

Can ThermoCor keep pace with our rapidly-growing production needs?

As the global leader in vacuum insulation, ThermoCor has an extraordinary capacity – virtually more than any global producer - to fill large production needs in little time, with one of the largest production capabilities in the world and is boxed in Dayton, Ohio, USA.

How long do VIPs last?

Our panels are in products that have been in operation for more than ten years with no known failures due to panel performance. We design our products to the most stringent life test protocol to ensure the longest life. Our best product boasts nearly 90% performance retention over ten years, leading the industry.

We are constantly changing our products. Can ThermoCor adjust along with us?

From home refrigeration to high-rise building applications, ThermoCor VIP technology consistently meets the application challenges of the temperature-control industry. Our unmatched turnaround time for prototypes and product application knowledge has enabled customers to quickly and effectively achieve desired outcomes. Each ThermoCor insulation product is flexible to suit unique application needs. While they are available in a variety of standard dimensions and thicknesses, they can be built to unique specifications – our team of engineers is available to customers to maximize the greatest value for your particular needs.

What are the advantages of choosing ThermoCor over a foreign producer of VIPs?

ThermoCor is the global leader in vacuum insulation technology and application. Not only has ThermoCor been at the forefront of pioneering this technology stateside for more than 20 years, we have years of product development and manufacturing expertise in diverse markets as well as a tremendous capacity as a producer, virtually more than any other producer globally. Additionally, customers benefit from our warm, friendly approach to customer satisfaction. At ThermoCor, our business is based in exceptional customer care – not just the bottom line.

What is the value that I can offer my end user as a result of incorporating ThermoCor VIP technology into my product?

With ThermoCor, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are able to design and build products previously unachievable in commercial and industrial applications. End users routinely benefit from reduced power consumption, more usable space in an existing footprint, far greater achievable hold times, and overall reduced operating cost through high thermal efficiency.

How can I be sure that ThermoCor VIPs produce the R-Value I require?

ThermoCor takes an active leadership role in the testing and validation of insulation performance. All ThermoCor materials are tested in accordance with ASTM C518 – Standard Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission by Means of Heat Flow Meter Apparatus and ThermoCor heat flow meters are routinely calibrated using National Institute of Standards and Technology (NSIT) traceable instruments. In fact, ThermoCor customers are encouraged to contact us about available testing services with regards to their products.

What should I look for when evaluating VIP technologies?

Numerous factors should be considered when evaluating VIPs. Product life is a key characteristic in determining the best product for your application. Initial performance can be a false indicator of true product performance. Our staff of industry experts can guide you through this process.

I have tried VIPs in the past and found little or no benefit?

This is quite typical in the industry due to limited understanding on entire system impact and optimum placement principals. We have enjoyed 100% success in helping our customers to achieve their product goals even when previous attempts have failed.

Other insulation technologies appear to be more cost efficient up front. How will ThermoCor VIPs be cost efficient for my product?

In most cases, technologies are assessed on their contribution to achieving the primary goal as a stand alone solution. Our technical staff is equipped to help you analyze and evaluate technical solutions for the most overall product value. If VIPs are not the most cost effective for the current need, we have simply educated our customers on the future potential benefits.

Vacuum insulated panels have the reputation of being difficult to process in manufacturing with high risk of failure during assembly. How are you working to improve this?

We have more than 20 years of manufacturing experience applying VIPs to our customers' products. Our clients have been highly successful integrating VIPs with few processing issues as we have assisted them with developing test systems to ensure panel integrity.

Faqs

Why should I choose ThermoCor VIPs over other insulation options?

Can ThermoCor keep pace with our rapidly-growing production needs?

How long do VIPs last?

We are constantly changing our products. Can ThermoCor adjust along with us?

What are the advantages of choosing ThermoCor over a foreign producer of VIPs?

What is the value that I can offer my end user as a result of incorporating ThermoCor VIP technology into my product?

How can I be sure that ThermoCor VIPs produce the R-Value I require?

What should I look for when evaluating VIP technologies?

I have tried VIPs in the past and found little or no benefit?

Other insulation technologies appear to be more cost efficient up front. How will ThermoCor VIPs be cost efficient for my product?

Vacuum insulated panels have the reputation of being difficult to process in manufacturing with high risk of failure during assembly. How are you working to improve this?