While platen insulation is common among rubber and plastic manufacturers, there’s also an abundance of insulation used in the everyday world. Thermal insulation is used in houses and buildings as a way to prevent and/or reduce heat loss, which also reduces the amount of gas and electricity used to keep a space warm.
This type of thermal insulation is made for a different application, but its process and function are the same. Thermal insulation, like platen insulation, prevents heat from passing through in order to preserve energy. In addition, there is even insulation underneath floorboards. Floor insulation is another method of preventing heat loss, while also providing a level of acoustic protection. Depending on the level of floor insulation you need, this can be a DIY or professional project.
Not only is platen insulation useful in manufacturing, but the principles guiding insulation and thermal boards are applicable on a much wider scale. Having an effective method for heat insulation also for a safer and more energy efficient operation, from warehouses to homes.