HOLLOWED SPHERES MATRIX COMPOUNDS®
Welcome to the HSMC – your partner for innovative products for the technical insulation
As a 100 per cent daughter the TDH GmbH Hamburg with seat in Goch we develop, produce and commercialize functional high-quality products for the passive fire protection and insulation under the brand Vatral®.
The intelligent technical insulation with mortar
Whether in the air, on the water or on the ground – Vatral® mortar makes new effective solutions for fire protection and insulation possible for industrial facilities, ships or civil engineering.
We meet the challenges in fire protection and heat insulation with new innovative products and constructive solutions. Stable insulation material free from heat bridges can be established with Vatral® mortar and its molding parts which allows the realization of thin insulation layers even in difficult areas.
Own laboratories and the cooperation with universities make it possible that we can support you with new solutions for your challenges.
UNIVERSAL and SPECIFIC is not contradictory for us
Vatral® stands for light mortar with a variable fibre matrix, ceramic and nano-based inorganic hybrid binder, different mineral closed-cell micro hollow spheres and functional aggregates. Vatral® mortar resembles a kneading material which can easily be distributed and adjusted to different forms. Due to easy handling of the material even complex constructions can be insulated fast and free of heat bridges or joints.
Our matrix is open for your requirements
Flexible, smokeproof – preventing rust and mould
Filling hollow space, compensating faults or irregularities, preventing convection: these are our strengths. Vatral® mortar is applied on its own or as optimization/ reduction of conventional insulation in civil engineering, industry, offshore or ship building.
Vatral® mortar makes solutions possible which cannot be realized by conventional insulation material, for example: Production of individual molded parts, joint-free fillings of sheet-capsulated insulations, sterile sealing of sheets by welding and combina tions of mortar and molding parts with the same insulation quality.
The mortar can be combined with any conventional insulation material in order to provide optimal insulation
Vatral® is ideal as the first layer of insulation material before insulate with glass or rock wool as well as the complete solution for molding parts which are difficult to insulate, e.g. boilers with external heating spirals, exhaust manifolds etc.
High variability through customization of qualities with selected functional raw materials
Vatral® mortar resists temperatures of up to 1200 °C – depending on the product – and is non-combustible, hydrophobic and does not age. A reason for the stability of the mortar is the high content of uniform hollow sphere components made of chemical inert borosilicate glass and closedcell volcanic ash in the matrix.
High flow resistance
= low convection
= low thickness of insulation layer
Because the processed micro hollow spheres are closed-cell, they do not only provide the outstanding homogenous insulation effect, they also prevent convection by creating flow resistances r ≥ 6000 kPa·s/m2 and specific flow resistances RS ≥ 400 kPa·s/m.
Vatral® mortar is therefore ideal for combustible applications like for oil and gas pipelines or refineries.
Low and slow oil absorption
The high flow resistance prevents the supply of oxygen to contaminated areas in our Vatral® insulation materials. A selfignition or permanent glowing – as it can be observed in other insulation material which is contaminated – is prevented in our material. Even in case of exposure to fire the contaminated area in the Vatral® material is only affected on the surface. This supports and shortens fire-fighting operations.
Furthermore the intrusion of dust or fluids is limited by the closed-cell structure.
Practical test of German Navy: Vatral® increases considerably the use duration of sea containers
Mobile containers are often equipped with high-quality gauges or military hospitals. These containers must be usable worldwide and therefore have to meet high requirements and resist extreme temperatures. A solid and effective insulation is therefore important for mobile containers but also for many other modular systems such as transportation, sanitary or kitchen containers. Cavities, irregularities or faults are difficult to fill with conventional insulation material. They often support the development of heat bridges in the material. The loss of energy is not the only negative effect. Heat bridges can allow the intrusion of condensation water which results in the humidification of the components and the growth of mould.
Vatral®: the safe solution against mould and rust
Vatral® can be obtained as a ready to use mortar, plates or moldings which secures a custom-fit insulation. Vatral® mortar can be formed and dried in prefabricated forms. Time consuming cutting of the material is not necessary. Faults, joints or gaps are prevented.
Fast and easy for renovation
Another advantage: damages to the insulation material can be fixed quickly and easily with Vatral® mortar. Furthermore, surfaces can be concealed additionally with fleeces, fabrics or aluminium foils after the mortar has dried.
Foils and glues are also available in our product line.
Create a positive future
Heat-bridge-free insulation = low thickness
of insulation layer
By the combination of Vatral® glues, mortars and moldings heatbridge-free and stable insulation can be realized even on problematic areas. The homogenous insulation improves the control of temperature dependant processes. Depending on construction savings of up to 50 percent of the layer thickness are possible.