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Benefits

  • Expands on first
    heating by up to 30%
  • Adapts to any surface structures
  • Fills space to be
    insulated by almost 100%

Expansion enables more insulation with the same installation space.

iTEX XP technology opens up completely new opportunities in thermal and acoustic insulation, allowing the use of more insulating material in the same space. The iTEX XP insulation shell expands by up to 30% when it is heated for the first time and does not contract on cooling. By automatically adapting to the surface structure of the components being insulated, it not only provides thermal insulation but also improves noise absorption and self-damping.

Unlike other expanding fiber materials, iTEX XP is REACH compliant and contains no carcinogenic ceramic fibers whatsoever. What’s more, iTEX XP creates a perfect seal between the component and the insulation on expansion of the insulation shell.

iTEX XP before first heating

iTEX XP during heating: fiber insulation reaches activation temperature, expansion procedure begins

iTEX XP after cooling

More information: xp.isolite.de

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Technical properties

(version depends on application temperature)

iTEX XP1000

(up to 1.000 °C)

iTEX XP750

(up to 750 °C)

iTEX XP600

(up to 600 °C)

Raw material: Silica fiber
ECR glass fiber
E glass fiber
Filament diameter (nominal): > 5 μm 11 – 19 μm 9 – 13 μm
Linear shrinkage: ≤ 1% ≤ 1% ≤ 1%
Loss on ignition: ≤ 1% ≤ 2% ≤ 2%
Chemical
composition
(ave. in weight %):
1. SiO2: 95,0 + – 2,0
2. Al2O3: 3,5 +/- 0,5
3. Traces: < 2,5
4. Free expansion: up to 30%
5. XP coating: as per specification
1. SiO2: 60 +/- 2
2. CaO: 21,5 +/- 1,5
3. MgO: 3 +/- 1
4. Al2O3: 12 +/- 2
5. TiO2: 1,25 +/- 0,75
6. K2O+Na2O: < 1
7. Other: ≤ 2,5
Free expansion:
up to 30%
XP coating: as per specification
1. SiO2: 54 +/- 2
2. Al2O3: 14 +/- 2
3. B2O3: 7,5 +/- 2,5
4. MgO-CaO: 23 +/- 7
5. K2O+Na2O: < 2
6. Other: ≤ 2,5
Free expansion:
up to 30%
XP coating: as per specification

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