Originally Posted by AccidentProne
I have seen a lot of threads talking about Insultex and people making UQs and stuff out of it. What I'm wondering is what is Insultex?
Insultex is the latest miracle insulation. From the Insultex website:
1 square yard of Insultex is 0.021 inches thick (˝ millimeter), and weighs .42 ounces
8.8 ounces of Insultex can float approximately 300 pounds of body weight
Barrier against cold, down to minus 13 degrees F.
Melting point is 194 degrees F.
Insultex carries an incredible capacity to provide buoyancy making it suitable for countless applications in a range of industrial and fashion sectors. Insultex’s unrivaled buoyancy meets the highest standards of safety and reliability, making it an ideal and radical solution to all water related problems.
Essentially it is a material using very little loft to obtain great warmth properties. It is 'fussy' though. Do a search on Insultex - there was a long thread on this a while ago.
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