New Ekowool™ Silica materials have low thermal conductivity, high resistance to thermal shock, have superb electric insulation properties at high temperatures; can be used for a long period of time without changing their properties at the temperatures 1800 F (1000 C) and for a short period of time at higher temperatures (do not melt, do not evaporate at the temperatures up to 3000 F / 1700 C).
Items made of silica glass are extremely inert to the majority of chemical reagents, resistant to organic and mineral acids of any concentration even at the elevated temperatures (except for hydrofluoric, phosphoric and hydrochloric acid) and weak alkalis of molten metals (except for Mg, Na, Si) and alloys. They have high chemical resistance to water and high-pressure steam; are capable to absorb moisture but do not rip, stable in vacuum.
These superb high temperatures thermal insulation and thermal protection materials may be used in various industries. In the CIS countries these are first of all the enterprises of military-industrial complex, as well as the plants, manufacturing thermal insulation articles and glass plants. In foreign countries silica materials are used as replacement of asbestos and are used mainly in refinery, electro-technical, aerospace industries, in metallurgy and shipbuilding.