HIPIN, HIgh Performance Insulation based on Nanostructure encapsulation of air

Seventh Framework Programme – EeB.NMP.2010-1

1 November 1st, 2011 – March 31st, 2015

Partner: TWI (Coordinator, UK), Vimark (Italy), Envipark (Italy), Orient Research (Turkey), Thomas Swan (UK), Airglass (Sweden), ICI (UK), Arup (UK), Methodo (Italy)


7th-fp logoCo-financed by the European Union


The HIPIN (HIgh Performance Insulation based on Nanostructure encapsulation of air) project aims to develop thermal insulating coating that improve thermal efficiency in new and retrofitting buildings. The insulating materials will have enhanced performance compared with the state of the art products and will contribute to the protection of the environment through the reduction of greenhouse gases generated in heating and cooling the building.

Insulating properties will be achieved through a combination of a novel approach to fabrication of aerogels to address the current cost issue, combined with the addition of low emissivity, a critical feature in improving the performance of thin insulating layers. In addition to the insulating effect, other functionalities will be sought such as self-cleaning, sound insulation and fire retardant properties.

The innovative multi-functional materials will be suitable for application in a liquid form on exterior of buildings at a reducing cost and time required for installation. The developed process will constitute a viable approach to produce a material which can be affordably manufactured on an industrial scale and significantly in advance of solutions currently available.

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