“The chosen insulation for the US and Canadian Teams at the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic games.”

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Insultex is the high performance alternative to other insulating products. Being pliable, thin, waterproof, and warm, manufacturers now choose to implement Insultex into their products because the insulation provides their products with the high performance without the bulk. Manufacturers may laminate, perforate, and sew Insultex, making it an extremely versatile material.

Insultex’s new cellular structured low-density polyethylene features buoyancy, impermeability, and resistance to cold temperatures. Insultex is also incredibly lightweight; one square yard weighs .42 ounces. In addition to it’s waterproof and windproof capabilities, 8.8 ounces of fabric can provide flotation to a 287 pound person.
With all of these features combined into one easy to implement material, the applications for Insultex are virtually endless.


  • 1 square yard of Insultex is 0.021 inches thick (½ 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.
  • Buoyancy Feature:
    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.

APPLICATIONS: Insultex is useful in a wide range of applications, particularly in the following areas:

  • Clothing Industry (Winter sportswear, gloves, hats, footwear, flotation aids, swimsuits, and accessories)
  • Construction Industry (housing wrap and flooring insulation)
  • Automobile Industry (Mechanical part Insulation)
  • Electronics Industry (Conduit insulation)

When added to fabrics, the possibilities are endless; from military, the disabled, safety applications, marine engineering, camping equipment, and swimsuits. The unique properties of this product not only add buoyancy but also provide protection against the elements, far superior to rival insulation materials.

Insultex is as revolutionary as the uses to which it can be applied.

Comparable to “Thinsulate” Thermal Insulator CS-100.

Thickness: 0.5 mm 7.0 mm
Weight: 0.42 oz/sq. yard 3.1 oz/sq. yard
Warmth: One layer = -13 degrees F
(2.0 CLO value)
(1.3 CLO value)
Moisture Vapor Permeability: Waterproof Moisture Resistant
Permeability: Impermeable Permeable
Body Reaction: Hypo-Allergenic Hypo-Allergenic
Flammability: Passed Class 1
16 CFR part 161/0 Federal Flammable Fabric Act
Passed Class 1
16 CFR part 161/0 Federal Flammable Fabric Act
Handling: Easy to work with and sew OK
Lamination: Easily Laminated to any fabric Requires special procedure due to chemical properties
Buoyancy Factor: YES – “One of a kind” No

Insultex may be washed or dry-cleaned, depending on the individual manufacturers’ recommendations.