IPSIIS

Innovative Processes, Sustainable Inspiring Insulation Solutions


A technical solution to face the specific needs of high temperature industrial world

Understanding of the mechanisms involved in ceramics and metal alloys production has been, for long, an indicator of the degree of development of civilizations and their technical mastery. Time has passed, uses multiplied and these two families of products always accompany us in everyday uses.

Since a few decades the most demanding applications even combine these two worlds in the production of metallic ceramics “cermet” for medical, industrial or military applications…

The need to develop inert, high temperature, high stress resistant materials is clear and will remains high in historical fields.


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Affordable high temperature insulation

The high-temperature insulating materials are merely a regional driven market. Logistic costs and custom duties limit imports from other regions. With a restricted supply chain, manufacturers are facing issues to reduce their manufacturing costs and improve their solutions:

  • mitigation of fuel bills
  • optimization of duty cycles and temperature pattern
  • management of safety issues

The direct cost of insulating materials for high-temperature can represent a significant part of the overall manufacturing cost (especially for industrial kilns) and technical options are therefore critical choice.

Thanks to its patented process, IPSIIS delivers refractory ceramic panels, gathering outstanding physical, thermal and mechanical properties at a very competitive cost.


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High temperature insulation opportunities

Most energy intensive industries are voicing concern about their capacity to remain competitive. Among those, temperature process industries face specific challenges:  provide optimal products or services, while improving energy efficiency safely.

Not an easy task to comply with legislation, keep costs under control and develop effective new solutions. Safe, light, effective high temperature insulation can help mitigate issues pertaining to energy and health and safety field.

Two main types of materials have been used for decades in industry:  brick or refractory fibres, a rigid heavy solution and a light fibrous one

Light high temperature insulation without using fibres is now possible!


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A game changer in high temperature insulation

Insulation, energy efficiency, fuel bills & product stewardship:

Manufacturing industries dealing with energy intensive processes are currently evolving in a fairly complex environment with numerous challenges. Competitiveness/customers satisfaction has to be obtained while complying with stringent legislations and increasing fuel costs.

“ To save 20% in energy consumption by 2020 ”


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IPSIIS: finalist of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

IPSIIS team honored to be one of the 7 finalists of the Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge in the New Materials Track:  up cycling wastes for energy efficiency in building and low C02 manufacturing!

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned science & technology startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies. 12 prizes of €15k for the best start-up of each track and a €100k Grand Prize for the best early-stage start-up.  

The Global Summit will take place next 13-14 March in Paris. Further information here.


IPSIIS foams at University of Pennsylvania’s material collection

IPSIIS team is pleased to see some IPSIIS foams (recently labelled “Efficient Solution” by Solar Impulse Foundation) in “Fisher Fine Arts Library Material Collection” by University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Fisher Fine Arts Library hosts thousands of samples ranging from traditional construction materials to emergent and novel samples. The aim of the collection is to bring together innovation and creativity in order to advance conceptualization through tactile exploration. In addition, more than 5000 samples are available at their open-access library of images.

The picture shows the example of IPSIIS foam C, manufactured using industry waste (Burgundy stone cutting sludges) (non-flammable mineral foam, 70 mW/m/K, 250 kg/m3).



IPSIIS foam labelled Solar Impulse Efficient Solution

IPSIIS foam is one of the first seventy Solar Impulse labelled Efficient Solutions. 
A sustainable building and insulation solution for green affordable housing and energy conservation: locally produced, fire-proof, light mineral foam.

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label

The Solar Impulse Foundation is selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way and awarding them the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label. The label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability, showing governments, local actors and decision-makers that these solutions are real opportunities to achieve a clean economic growth.

Each Efficient Solution (product, process or service) is assessed by independent experts and renowned institutions against a certified methodology based on the following criteria:

·       technological feasability,

·       environmental and socio-economic benefits

·       economic profitability. 

The solution must have reached the maturity stage of at-scale prototype testing in a laboratory and must contribute to the achievement of, at least one of the following five UN Sustainable Development Goals:

IPSIIS foam solution: key features

Experts highlighted the advantage of the full production process: energy and cost efficient and they reuse of waste material as a key for the real benefit. 
The low CAPEX production facilities favors the local implantation.  Product and process are adapted to both developed regions and developing countries and they allow a reduction of energy consumption (5-6% in UE) and lower CO2 emission (by about 5% in UE).

Visit the Solar Impulse website for more information


Marbled IPSIIS foam


IPSIIS manufacturing process allows the use of mineral colorants and therefore the creation of different designs, as those presented in the picture below. Manufactured in series or hand made to create unique samples, marbled IPSIIS foams are the perfect solution for object design and interior decoration purposes.

Marbled IPSIIS foam R, C and S available.