ZircoFlex® – Heat shield Materials

///ZircoFlex® – Heat shield Materials
ZircoFlex® – Heat shield Materials 2017-07-26T15:10:27+00:00

ZircoFlex® is a revolutionary flexible ceramic heat shield material, offering superb thermal barrier performance at minimal weight and thickness.  ZircoFlex is the product of choice for manufactures due to its rigidity and lightweight properties combined with superb thermal barrier technology.  The material is produced as thin aluminium backed foil that is:

  • Flexible – ZircoFlex® is easily bent and manipulated to suit different geometries.
  • Lightweight – ZircoFlex® I weighs only 0.46kg/m2.
  • Extremely thin – At 0.25mm overall.
  • Metal backed – The material is robust and easy to handle.
  • Easily installed – Can be cut and installed by hand or machine.
  • Easily fixed in place – Using mechanical fasteners or high temperature adhesives.

ZircoFlex® is available in a number of formats:

ZircoFlex® I is a single thickness flexible ceramic heat shield.  The material offers superb thermal barrier performance it weighs 0.46kg/m2 and is 0.25mm thick, only needing minimal installation space.  The heat shield has an aluminium backing making it robust but malleable.  ZircoFlex I has a multitude of applications and is supplied to various Motorsports including F1.

ZircoFlex I comes is available in four sizes; mini roll, A4 (297 X 210mm), Half Sheet (450 X 550mm) and Full Sheet (900 X 550mm).

ZircoFlex® II is an engineered double thickness ZircoFlex® format that offers additional thermal barrier performance and more rigidity compared to ZircoFlex® I material, yet is still capable of the same levels of flexibility.  ZircoFlex II weighs 1kg/m2 and is 0.5mm thick.

ZircoFlex® III is a flexible triple thickness ceramic heat shield that offers yet more thermal performance coupled with significant rigidity when compared to the original ZircoFlex I® material.  It is still flexible and can be manipulated to suit different geometries.  It weighs 1.5kg/m2 and is 0.85mm thick.

ZircoFlex II and ZircoFlex III are available in three different sizes; A4 (297 X 210mm), Half Sheet (450 X 550mm) and Full Sheet (900 X 550mm).

All ZircoFlex® products can be purchased on our online shop or contact us directly.  ZircoFlex® heat shield is unique and is only available from Zircotec and its authorised partners.

ZircoFlex® – Some Technical Details

ZircoFlex® flexible ceramic heat shield material is the culmination of more than five years intensive research and materials science, using a new technology in which the ceramic material is sprayed in the form of thousands of individual ‘platelets’ onto the surface of the backing foil.  While these platelets are close-packed to provide comprehensive heat protection, their structure coupled with the forming processes allows the foil to be flexible and easily manipulated and bent to shape.

ZircoFlex® Data Sheet

Also available, our ZircoFlex® FORM structural heat shields.
You can find more information here.