There is no escaping the fact that road transport is a major cause of greenhouse gas emissions, producing around 15% of CO2 emissions in the EU. One of the ways vehicle manufacturers can help bring these emissions down is through the application of industrial insulation.
Elmelin supports the automotive industry and vehicle manufacturers and, in so doing, helps environmental protection through contributing to efficiency and excellence in performance.
High temperature insulation touches people’s everyday lives. While we serve specialist sectors and industries, such as foundry and steel, automotive and aerospace, we also provide insulation solutions for products that are part of the fabric of how we live today. These products include fan-assisted and convection heaters, microwave ovens, toasters, hairdryers and other white goods.
5 June 2018 is World Environment Day, and while this year’s theme is Beat Plastic Pollution, there are other, critical areas of activity where industries, businesses and organisations can make a difference to the world around us. One of these is industrial insulation.
Industrial insulation is wide-ranging, applied to different sectors in a variety of settings, and here, at Elmelin, we play a key role in supplying high temperature insulation solutions.
These involve mica and mica-based products, and microporous materials and a multi-faceted approach to their application.
Here we look at the general importance of insulation in helping to combat climate change, and how industrial application works in practice in certain key industries.
At the heart of the foundry is the furnace, and furnace safety essentials are at the core of how the foundry industry operates. Furnaces require high temperature insulation to work effectively, efficiently and safely. Foundries involve an inherent degree of risk, because furnace processes involve constant intense temperatures and the movement of molten metal.
Whether by surface or air, transport relies on high temperature insulation for safety and efficiency. Insulation benefits for transportation include heat shields, battery insulation, fire protection and insulation for data recorders.
Elmelin supports the aerospace and automotive industries, alongside other specialised transportation sectors, including the military. Our high temperature insulation solutions provide assurance and ensure safety in situations where extreme conditions are frequently a normal operating environment.
What is mica? Whilst mica may not be immediately familiar to many, however, it is a widely-used mineral in many industrial processes and different products.
Mica has various properties and multiple uses. Due to its high thermal resistance, it is an excellent industrial insulation material. It offers resistance to electricity, light and moisture, making it ideal for a range of applications across different sectors.
A significant aspect of human history and progress is the story of how we have harnessed and channelled what the natural world can offer us. This includes industrial minerals such as mica.
As high temperature insulation specialists, we manufacture different mica-based products, including mica roll and mica sheets, and we use mica in various thermal management solutions and other industrial insulation applications.
Elmelin is a London-based company of high temperature insulation specialists with a long history. However, our focus is firmly on the future, and the here and now, because we believe that technological excellence in industrial insulation solutions is an ongoing process.
Who are we? We’re specialist manufacturers and problem-solvers. We’ve changed as our processes have changed, to meet the challenges of a broad client-base. High temperature insulation is essential to so many industries, and our history reflects our shift in specialisation.
By way of an introduction, here’s our history, and what we can offer, including the processes and products we’ve developed over many years.