Patent for Sale:Breakthrough, High R-Factor Building Insulation
The seller has received signed, non-disclosures from prominent insulation companies, who remain interested. The seller's technology has eluded the entire insulation industry, which is the answer for low cost, light weight and high R-factor insulation! In fact, the technology's cost structure is a fraction of current systems. The seller's system represents a quantum leap over all other insulations.
The technology fuses together multiple layers of individual plastic spheres that can incorporate any gas, such as argon (among others) or even air, which preclude the permeability of cold or heat from piercing the spheres, resulting in a super high R- factor in inside building walls that previously was unattainable. This is an example of 'closed cell' technology, which process has never been done before.
Current insulations only achieve a 13+ R- factor in walls, which is typical of fiberglass, foam and other bubble-types of insulation, which incorporate an inefficient layering system. The aforementioned 'open cell' systems have been around for years, but provide for the exchange of minute pockets of air, which inhibit their efficiency and result in much lower R-factors.
The seller has not only developed an entirely new process for formulating insulation, but it also incorporates the only automated manufacturing system that can achieve these high R- factors.
The company is seeking to sell / license its technology, which potentially can represent a billion dollar plus opportunity for the right company.
Primary Application of the Technology
The Problem Solved by the Technology
How the Technology Solves the Problem
Current insulations only achieve a 13-38 + R- factor in walls, which is typical of fiberglass, foam and other bubble-types of insulation. The aforementioned open cell systems have been around for years, but provide for the exchange of minute pockets of air, which inhibit their efficiency and result in much lower R-factors.
Our patented technology anticipates and accommodates for occasional breaches in individual spheres, but still enables the remaining spheres to function properly, allowing it to achieve higher R factors. Its Bubble Fusion Cells 'interlock', or are fused together to prevent air transmission, and when filled with argon for example, will result in significantly higher R-factors than competing systems. The company's usage of plastic radically reduces the size and cost of the machinery that it takes to implement its insulation compared to current manufacturing setups, and produces a final product that also costs much less than other systems, and which weighs a fraction of the weight of fiberglass.
Several major advantages are apparent that enable our system to far exceed all other insulations:
* The lower cost of materials in making the insulation
* The lower cost of the machinery in manufacturing it
* The lighter weight in shipping it
* The higher R- factor
Our new machine will require a footprint that is only 20 feet long x 48" wide x 60" high, which can be made variable, per application.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is far superior to fiberglass because fiberglass insulation requires an inside vapor barrier. If this vapor barrier ls compromised in any way from the inside, it can create a condensation point when there is a radical temperature change. This can't happen with the new, patented bubble fusion insulation.
How Does This New Insulation Compare To Foam Or Foam Board?
Although foam is far superior to foam board, foam is not going to have as great an r factor as this new insulation technology. The foam requires specialized equipment and clothing to install and will cost many times more.
How Would This New Patented Insulation Be Made And Shipped?
It is manufactured and shipped much like any other foam board, or paper or foil coated foam board. Due to the process used to create the bubble / packet fused layers, it must be stacked like foam board. However, it weighs much less than a dense foam board, and has a much higher R value.
What Is This New Insulation Made Of?
It can be made of almost any kind of plastic within reason, depending upon the requirements of the application. Unlike other insulations that require a specialized machine, such as foam board, bubble fuse insulation technology allows for the same machine to manufacture different grades of insulations made of different composites..... Meaning that, the insulation can be made of a soft plastic bubble pack material or a harder material, such as in p.e.t. Plastic, used in plastic water bottles. A major difference is that all bubble fuse insulation can be recycled with other plastics, while fiberglass has anywhere from a 0% to 40% recycled content (still includes waste from the manufacturing line), and spray foam has little or no recycled content.*
* Data From CIMA (Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association; cellulose. org)
What Is The Cost Of Machinery To Manufacture This New Insulation As Compared To Fiberglass Or Foam.
Proposed estimated cost is not expected to exceed $678,596.00. However, it is known that the bubble fuse machinery will cost a great deal less than fiberglass manufacturing machinery due to the fact there are several steps in the making of fiberglass insulation, and only one in the making of bubble fuse insulation. And, since we are eliminating many of these manufacturing processes, there is also a lot less area required for the machine. The actual cost would depend upon the width of material required.
How Much Would Bubble Fuse Insulation Cost Per Square Foot As Compared To Fiberglass Or Foam Board Insulation?
The actual cost is believed to be much less, depending which insulation you are comparing this new bubble insulation to. One of the reasons is that recycled plastic is much more prevalent in the aftermarket than either fiberglass or foam, which, for the most part requires virgin content in these commodities.
When A Building Is Torn Down That Used Bubble Fuse Insulation, What Is The Difference In Disposal Cost Compared To Fiberglass?
Fiberglass is a one-way type of material. The process that it takes to make it is such that it is difficult to make it recyclable. When it comes to comparing fiberglass to bubble fusion insulation, the value of the re-cycled plastic is very minimal compared to other plastic products. The space saved in the landfills when using plastic over other materials will be significant over the years.
How Would This New Bubble Insulation Compare To A Bubble Pack Material That Is Layered Together And Sold As A Competitive Product?
There is no comparison because layering a bubble pack material leaves a gap between each layer of the bubble pack, and if at any point in the insulation, the first layer is compromised by a tear or puncture, the whole first layer would be compromised. If several layers were damaged, every layer up to the point where there is a total remaining seal would become victim to this exposure. Our new bubble insulation cannot be compared to bubble pack material because throughout the entire depth of the bubbles or packets, they are fused together in the manufacturing process. If one bubble chamber is broken, the air / moisture is confined to that one chamber and is prevented from traveling any further.
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