Foamed Plastic, classified as EPS and
XPS, is expected to witness a rapid growth owing to its applications in ducts,
equipment functioning under below-ambient temperatures, because of its high
compressive strength, etc.
Glass Wool, on account of its features,
such as reduced energy consumption, personnel safety, low moisture absorption
and easy installation, is used for insulating heat exchangers, expansion joints
and other industrial equipment.
Stone wool is gaining significance owing
to its advantages such as sufficient heat isolation, fire safety, dimensional
stability, high chemical resistance, vapor permeability; enabling its
applications in the insulation of tanks, industrial boilers, and vessels, with
allied benefits of surface temperature minimization and heat loss resistance.
Aerogel is claimed as the lightest solid
material, as compared to other materials. It is recognized for its features
such as energy conservation, reduction of jacketing and banding, etc. It is
used for large bore-piping, vessels, etc.
The distinguishing feature of perlite is
its ability to expand four to twenty times its original volume enabling its
applications for insulating ovens and high temperature foundry cores &