The lack of insulation materials that are highly-insulating, fire-safe and affordable at the same time.
Overview of start-up
Thermulon’s aerogel insulation is engineered to fight the climate and fire-safety emergencies. Produced in powder form, Thermulon’s materials can be integrated into building products like plasters, renders and panels, delivering innovative, highly-insulating products.
Thermulon is developing super-insulating aerogels to make homes energy-efficient without compromising on fire safety. Local government states innovative insulation materials are indispensable to delivering Net Zero, while the Grenfell Tower fire reminds us that insulation must not compromise on fire-safety.
Today, insulation materials are either thick & fire-safe (mineral wool) or thin & flammable (PURs). Thermulon’s target is to develop the first material that’s highly-insulating (thin), fire-safe & affordable. Working with the support of Innovate UK, Thermulon is excited to soon be launching aerogel-based materials to the UK market.
What makes the start-up innovative
Thermulon’s innovation lies in aerogel processing. Its proprietary inventions in process engineering means it can reduce the cost of highly-insulating aerogels by an estimated 5x when producing at scale. While currently held as a trade secret, it is generating data in the lab to file for patent in the next 6-12 months.
How the start-up has been designed to scale up quickly
Thermulon’s is the only known process that can produce aerogels from waste materials, at ambient pressures and continuously. The aerogel process was engineered for scale from the ground up.