The service life of vacuum insulation panel (VIP) is a crucial quality criterion.

FIW Sonderdruck aus Bauphysik 33In applications such as the construction industry, but also in the refrigerator industry, very high demands on lifetime are defined.

In the article "Studies on aging and thermal bridges in vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) for building applications" by Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Sprengard and Dr. Ing Martin H. Spitzner / FIW Munich, this issue is comprehensively illuminated.

The article can be downloaded as special edition (No. 60) of Building Physics 33 (2011), Issue 4 under:
http://www.fiw-muenchen.de/downloads.php