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How much more effficient are VIP's than 'normal' insulation materials?

VACUPOR® VIP’s are the most efficient on the market. The table and picture below gives an idea of thickness of a number of insulation materials giving the same performance.

  • Minernal wools                       100mm
  • Expanded polystyrene           80mm
  • PIR’s                                          60mm
  • VACUPOR®                            10mm

Are they accepted by building regulations?

Yes, they are accepted under current buildings regs and have a CE Certificate.

I know I can't pierce a VIP panel, but how fragile are they?

People become concerned about the fragility of vacupor. However its not like handling a box of eggs, but some care needs to be taken. We liken it to handling a double glazed window unit. They can take more punishment than you think. However abuse them, like throwing them out of a second story window, and they will break!

Can anybody install VACUPOR® panels

Yes. Anyone can install VACUPOR® panels. You just to have care during the installation. For example keeping sharp objects and items away from the panels to ensure they are not pierced.

Where can I buy VACUPOR® panels?

we offer VACUPOR® VIP’s direct to the end user or integrators. We do not sell through merchants or distributors, this means there are no middle men and you will receive the usual Vacutherm outstanding service.

Are VIP's new, I have never heard of them?

VACUPOR® is not new as an insulation material. We have been offering it in the UK for nearly 10 years. The first use of VACUPOR® in a construction setting was around the turn of the century, in Germany. Since the extraordinary qualities of VACUPOR® have spread around the world.

Can I cut VACUPOR® panels?

Unlike traditional insulation materials VACUPOR® panels should not be cut. This is because each panel holds a vacuum, similar to a flask, which ensures their world beating insulating properties. However VACUPOR® is available in virtually any size to accommodate your requirements.

How long do VACUPOR® panels last?

The panels are designed to last the life time of your building. During official testing the panels are put through accelerated aging tests. This means we can give a certified performance for the panels for the first 30 years of their life.

Are VIP's used in anything other than buildings?

VACUPOR® panels are used in areas that your would not initially think about. We supply to a number of companies who integrate the panels into their own products. However the most common use for VIP’s are within A+, or better, fridges and freezers.

How much do VIP's cost?

VACUPOR® is not the cheapest insulation material on the market. However in numerous cases its use will pay back because:

  • Space is saved – allowing a project to be realised
  • Time scales are reduced – alleviating expensive site site set up costs and prelims.

Can VACUPOR® panels be mechanically fixed?

No. mechanically fixing the panels means the internal vacuum will be lost and the insulation properties significantly reduced. We recommend either clamping in place or adhering in some circumstances. If you have any questions regarding this just give us a call.


VACUPOR® Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPS) are used in virtually all areas of construction and in many OEM applications. Their popularity is growing because of their ultra thin design, allowing them to be tailored to any project. Let our tailor made services help you in your next project…


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