Vulcor Insulation has it headoffice located in the Netherlands, but has local representation throughout Europe and in the North American market. Even though we have a strong focus on the high temperature fiber industry, through its involvement in the manufacturing of these products, we also have strong partnerships for phenolic foam (cryogenic temperatures and fireprotection) and e-glass products (intermediate temperatures and automotive).
If you see the factory were we manufacture our SoliWool fiber solutions, it is hard to imagine that back in 2017 it just was a ‘Greenfield’ plan. Today our state of the art factory spans 75.000 m2 (800.000ft2) and manufactures the lastest quality and most advanced high temperature fibers available in the world.
The SoliWool productrange consists of engineered bulk fiber, Ultra Low Shot technology blankets, dust free and smooth papers, flexible felts, high tech manufacturered board products, tailored to shape vacuum formed shapes and one of the widest ranges of fiber modules.
We are one of an exclusive group of suppliers which have completed their REACH registration and for that reason comply with the European regulations for import of high temperature fibers. Our low bio persistence fibers (LBP) meet the requirements specified under NOTE Q of European Regulation 1272/2008 and have been fully tested by Fraunhofer.
All the SoliWool are manufactured with our Generation III, Ultra Low Shot technology. The SoliWool is outperforming conventional refractory ceramic fibers (RCF) and low bio persistence fibers (LBP) on both thermal conductivity, mechanical strength and handling properties. Next to our range of RCF and LBP fibers we also manufacture our own developed Poly Crystalline Wool (PCW) boards and papers.
Good examples of our state of the art manufacturing location are the continuous board and paper line production lines. By an advanced drying system we have been reducing the energy usage for drying with more than 50%, and generate a part of this energy with our 35.000 m2 (400.000 ft2) solar panels.
That is not just ambitious, but revolutionary…
The product portofolio in the high temperature industry is complimented with a selected range of e-glass and silica fiber products which are manufactured to operate in a temperature range of 250°C to 900°C. The main application is for automotive heat shields where the fiber is encapsulated with a stainless steel tailored pre-shaped liner. However, also for other applications like domestic boilers and as insulation for intermediate temperatures we are able to offer a complete and competitive product offering.
Last but not least is our phenolic foam product range which has been developed together with Teqtix Group and manufactured in the Netherlands. Available in a wide range of densities and serving a wide range of markets; from general pipe insulation, where the product is used in a temperature range of -180°C to + 120°C, to core material in fire doors, where the product can be short term (< 60 minutes) exposed to temperature over 1100°C.
Our ambition is not only to offer a product range which can be labelled ‘me-too’, but refreshing, more sustainable and clearly better then what our industry has been provided with over the last few decades. So far, we have exceeded our ambitions and will continue to do so in the many years to come.