Thinsulate™ Insulation is made of micro fibers that are 1/1000th the size of a human hair. In the same space there are 1.000 Thinsulate™ micro fibers or 10 fibers of any other synthetic insulation. This means that effective area of Thinsulate™ micro fibers is 314.000 square millimeters, while the others – only 31.400 square millimeters. This thermal insulation is the most effective one (weight and size to warmth ratio) among all known ones at the moment.
Kinds of Thinsulate™ insulation we use:
- B-200, B-400
- CS-100, CS-150, CS-200, CS-250
- Undersuits with Thinsulate™ CS-100 are recommended for sport and recreation diving rather during summer
- CS-200 for deep diving
- CS-150 has features of both CS-100 and CS-200 insulations, and that is why it is the most versatile one
- CS-250 for extreme diving
- THL-1, THL-2, THL-3 also known as Thinsulate™ Lite Loft.
- Used by DUI company in 2004. It has the lowest weight to warmth ratio
- FX-100 – Thinsulate™ – elastic, so-called Flex.
- The main advantage is its elasticity, which gives exceptional elbow room.
- FX-100 – recommended for sport and recreation diving rather during summer.
- FX-200 – for deep diving.
Thinsulate™ B-200 and B-400 have the best insulation ability and are certified (so-called US Navy approval) and used by US Navy. It is resistant to pressure, so it can be used for commercial and military diving.
Most of the European companies with a top producer C.Bear use Thinsulate™ CS group, while American and Canadian producers use B, FX and THL groups.
The kind of Thinsulate? used depends on water temperature, diving time, intensification, diving depth, etc.
Thinsulate™ from the B, C, THL and FX groups are water resistant, because it absorbs less than 1% of its weight in water and even in damp conditions it retains its insulating ability. It is a fully breathable material, giving optimal thermal comfort to a human body.
Thinsulate™ from the CS group should be quilted in widths of 10-25 cm (or 30-45 cm panels) or laminated. In case of quilting the insulation ability decreases by about 30%. You should remember that the more reduced the thickness of the fabric, the more decreased insulating ability. There is no such problem with the B group, but it is recommended to quilt B 400.
Materials used to make the outside layer: Taslan, Suplex, Pertex, Tactel – different kinds of high-class polyester fabrics.
Materials used for linings: different kinds of soft polyester fabrics, Treviva Microtherm, fleece.