Vacuum Insulated Panel Test

CCHRC is testing a new type of Vacuum Insulated Panel at the Research and Testing Facility. The high R-value panels are developed by Panasonic. By removing the air from the panels, they dramatically increased the insulation value without increasing the thickness. CCHRC will test handling and installation techniques for VIPs and help Panasonic develop best practices.


Read our full report on VIPs here.

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