A Needled Blanket is compressed into a board with the help of a Phenolic resin. This value added treatment allows the material to be dye-cut or molded into almost any common shape.
While the board could be used in almost identical applications as the Basalt Needlefelt is used in, it also allows for additional markets, such as in pipe wrappings, ladles, furnaces, or high temperature insulations, up to approximately 1,600 degrees F in general.
In highly competitive markets, this board can be used in conjunction with insulation materials of lower K-values, at lower cost. In those instances, the board serves as high temperature facing layer, with the purpose in lowering the temperature far enough for the second layer to withstand. In this example, the second layer could be a fiberglass Needlemat. In other instances, there may be even a third and a fourth layer.
In order to recommend the best insulation system, it will be required to know exactly about the environment this material will be facing.
- Refractory applications
- In general for application up to 1,600 degrees F
The board comes in following standard thicknesses: 6 mm (1/4″), 12 mm (1/2″), 18 mm (3/4″).
In some applications, the board is laminated with an aluminum foil or is put into an aesthetic metal frame.