Kingspan Insulation - Optim-R


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OPTIM-R: optimum performance rigid vacuum insulation panel

Thermal conductivity 0.007 W/m.K (aged design value)
Compressive strength at 10% compression  150 kPa
Product thickness 20 - 60 mm
Product length 300 - 1200 mm
Product width 300 - 600 mm
NBS Product Specification

Kingspan OPTIM-R is a vacuum insulation panel (often called a VIP). It is an optimum performance insulation product which provides a high level of thermal efficiency with minimal thickness.

Unique Benefits of the Kingspan OPTIM-R Systems

  • Design (aged & edge effect) thermal conductivity of 0.007 W/m∙K
  • Provides an insulating performance that is up to five times better than commonly used insulation materials
  • High levels of thermal efficiency with minimal thickness
  • Vacuum insulation panels are over 90% (by weight) recyclable
  • Ideal for constructions where a lack of construction depth or space is an issue
  • Available in a range of sizes and thicknesses
  • Suitable for use in a variety of OEM applications
  • If installed correctly and protected from damage and penetration, can provide reliable long-term thermal performance over the lifetime of the building.

Kingspan OPTIM-R comprises a micro-porous core, which is evacuated, encased, and sealed in a thin, gas-tight envelope, giving outstanding thermal conductivity and the thinnest possible solution to insulation problems. With a design (aged and edge effect) thermal conductivity of 0.007 W/m.K, it provides an insulating performance that is up to five times better than commonly used insulation materials.  

All Kingspan OPTIM-R systems are delivered with Kingspan Insulation’s optimum technical service, including expert technical advice, detailed drawings with every project, site visits and tool box talks, installation advice and guidance all backed up by a professional, efficient customer service.  

Kingspan OPTIM-R is available in systems for differing thermal insulation applications, both new-build and refurbishment. These systems incorporate Kingspan OPTIM-R flex and Kingspan OPTIM-R fix panels, which are used as infill panels and to mechanically fix through, respectively. These systems are accompanied by a full design service to ensure that Kingspan OPTIM-R is used as effectively as possible in the space available.

The following systems are available:

Kingspan OPTIM-R can be used in a number of other applications. For more details please contact the Kingspan Insulation Technical Service Department.

BDA Certification

Kingspan OPTIM-R has been given a BDA Agrément BAE 15-035/01/C, certifying that the product has a designed (aged & edge effect) thermal conductivity of 0.007 W/m∙K, providing high levels of thermal efficiency for thicknesses of 20 - 40mm. It is the first ever VIP in the world to achieve this.

The BDA certificate is issued by BDA Advies, part of the Kiwa Group, an independent institute which provides testing and inspection of materials used in the building envelope. The result is that, as long as the product is used according to the guidelines, the BDA, and you, can be certain that individual products and whole systems will perform as they were designed to. This is audited and verified on an annual basis.

Thanks to all this rigorous monitoring and checking, the BDA Agrément is recognised by professional bodies such as the NHBC and LABC. The resulting benefits of fast tracking through procedures and approvals, among others, are obvious, as are the benefits of knowing the product is safe and effective. Click here to see the certificate

Bonded Protection Layer

Kingspan OPTIM-R panels are now available with a pre-bonded protective facing, offering superior product protection and helping to streamline installations.

The new protective layer can be bonded to one or both faces of the Kingspan panel, on all thicknesses from 20 - 60 mm, eliminating the need for additional protective sheeting when installing directly onto substrates. The pre-bonded Kingspan panels can be used in a range of different applications and can help to simplify and streamline installations, saving both time and cost.

For more information download the OPTIM-R Bonded Protection Layer Information Sheet.


OPTIM-R Brochure

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Case Studies

Falmouth Farm - Cornwall

Pall Mall - London

Bath Spa University - Bath

Buckingham Road - Leeds

Pantile Avenue - Southend-on-Sea

Caldmore Community Primary School - Walsall

Cobalt Place - London

North Hertfordshire Museum - Hitchin

Great Peter Street - London

Cheltenham House - Cheltenham

Premier Inn - Harrogate

Amblecote Gardens - Little Hulton

Mentmore Terrace - London

Beach Villa - Bognor Regis

Tennyson Wharf Care Home - Lincoln

Woodside Fountain Health Centre - Aberdeen