SLIMVAC® provides ultra-thin, lightweight temperature controlled packaging solution

By Promat 18/04/2019

Promat SLIMVAC vacuum ultra-lightweight insulated panel
Promat SLIMVAC vacuum ultra-lightweight insulated panel

The SLIMVAC® range of ultra-thin vacuum insulated panels from Promat UK utilises next generation materials technology to deliver the highest levels of thermal insulation for temperature controlled packaging, without the bulkiness associated with traditional insulating products.

With excellent resistance to heat transfer at standard thicknesses of between just 20mm and 40mm, SLIMVAC® panels are ideal for use in packaging, boxes and containers where dependable temperature control in the range of -2°C to +8°C is needed for the transportation and delivery of vulnerable contents. This gives SLIMVAC® excellent potential for insulating the containers used to transport blood, medicines, pharmaceutical vaccines and human organs for transplant, plus frozen and chilled foods with assured temperature control for the predefined delivery period, and Promat UK is actively seeking to work with partners in these specialist sectors.  

Already proven in markets throughout the rest of the world, SLIMVAC® is now available to UK customers. It is manufactured by Promat in ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015 registered factories, which ensures SLIMVAC® offers the assurance of consistent quality and easy supply chain traceability – increasingly important for regulatory and reporting purposes.

SLIMVAC®’s composition is the result of Promat’s extensive global R&D programme, which strengthens its position as a market-leader in thermal, fire and acoustic insulation. The product features an opacified fumed silica based core and outer envelope of an ultra-low permeation barrier film. SLIMVAC® panels achieve the same thermal ratings as conventional structural insulation, but in a much thinner format with guaranteed long term, stable performance. 

Ian Cowley, Regional Director (UK and Scandinavia) at Promat UK says: “SLIMVAC® is a future-ready insulation solution that gives designers and manufacturers excellent scope to deliver superior thermal performance in all kinds of packaging and transport applications. It is no surprise that vacuum insulated panels are gaining in popularity, and now with the launch of SLIMVAC® in the UK, the market can apply this advanced insulation technology with total confidence thanks to the technical and corporate backing of a global market leader.” 

Based at its manufacturing plant at Heywood near Manchester, Promat UK is a market leader in thermal, fire and acoustic protection solutions. Part of the global Etex Group, the company manufactures high performance insulation for numerous hi-tech, engineering and industrial applications, as well as the building sector. These range from Formula One racing, train rolling stock and aircraft manufacture, to offshore wind turbines, the nuclear industry and white goods.

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