Thermal conductivity (λ factor)

Heat flow which, in static conditions, crosses the surface of a homogenous material. Thermal conductivity is a measurement of the ability of a material to transmit heat. As shown in the diagram below, the lower the value λ of a material, the better the thermal insulation.

The Chart compares Insulation features of different materials

Aluminium λ = 200 W/mk
Water λ = 0.58 W/mk
Wood λ = 0.12 W/mk
Elastomer λ = 0.033* W/mk
  * at 0°C for K-FLEX ST product ≤ 25 mm
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