New Range of Ceramic Insulation Has A Bright Future in the Solar Industry

Morgan Thermal Ceramics has launched a new range of ceramic insulation products, specifically designed to meet the needs of the solar power sector.

Building on the company’s globally successful Superwool® brand, the new range includes three bespoke insulation products, which have been engineered to maximise performance in solar applications.  They have exceptional whiteness and rigidity making them the ideal choice for insulating a variety of solar equipment, including the reflectors used in solar collection towers.

The new insulation range is available in board and shape formats.

Using standard Superwool® and Sol-Gel fibre based materials as a base; an innovative treatment is applied to optimise the products for use in solar applications.  Tests have shown that this treatment gives on average 30% greater density compared with standard insulation materials.

The range comprises Sol-Gel fibre based material with solar treatment, which offers a superior 89% energy reflection and 89% light reflection rating, combined with the ability to withstand very high levels of concentrated sunlight. Superwool® HT VF with solar treatment (85% energy reflection, 82% light reflection) and Superwool® PLUS VF with solar treatment (70% energy reflection, 69% light reflection).

Carole Dumenil, business manager of Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ Lillebonne plant, said: “Using our extensive experience of working in this fast growing market sector, our new solar product range demonstrates our commitment to using application engineering support to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.

“The strength of Morgan Thermal Ceramics is in our people, our products and our technical edge, and we are confident that additions to our portfolio, such as the new solar range, will ensure customers keep coming back to us for all their advanced ceramic insulation solutions.”

Notes to editors:

The Superwool® Fibre family of products offers a versatile alternative to traditional insulation solutions for commercial, industrial, and transportation applications.  Superwool® Fibre products are special alkaline earth composition fibres that have been uniquely engineered to offer advantages in high temperature insulation applications.

Superwool® materials are exonerated from classification and Sol-Gel fibre materials are also not classified under the European directive 97/69/EC. Both fibres are also registered as unclassified under REACH.

For further information, please contact:

Melinda Ilagan/Grace Yu

+65 6222 0306

About Morgan Thermal Ceramics

Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a world leader in the design and manufacture of advanced heat insulation products which are used to help reduce energy consumption in a range of industrial processes, from iron and steel production to power generation. Key products include Superwool® the leading low bio-persistent insulating fibre, insulating firebricks (IFBs) and a range of monolithic materials. The business employs some 3,000 people in more than 50 locations worldwide, with manufacturing sites in 25 countries.

Morgan Thermal Ceramics is a business within the Morgan Ceramics Division of The Morgan Crucible Company plc, one of the world’s leading advanced materials companies. The company specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of ceramic and carbon products which are used in a wide range of applications, from transport and telecommunications to fire protection and medical instruments. Morgan Crucible is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the engineering sector.

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