ZircoFlex® is our range of revolutionary flexible ceramic heat shield materials, offering superb thermal barrier performance at minimal weight and minimal thickness. With its origins in the UK nuclear industry, and unique to Zircotec, we have developed the product to meet a wide range of thermal insulation and heat shield requirements. The ZircoFlex® range of heat shield materials offers a solution that is:
- Flexible – ZircoFlex® is easily bent and manipulated to suit different geometries and requirements.
- Lightweight – ZircoFlex® is designed to provide a high performance yet lightweight heat shield solution.
- Extremely thin – All formats are engineered to be thin and need only minimal space for installation.
- Robust – The material is metal backed (with a choice of backing material) to suit specific requirements.
- Easily cut & installed – Designed by be cut by hand or machine.
- Easily fixed in place – Using mechanical fasteners or clips, and even high temperature adhesives.
ZircoFlex® heat shield 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 heatshield 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 but can is still capable of the same levels of flexibility. ZircoFlex II weighs 1kg/m2 and is 0.5mm thick.
ZircoFlex® III – 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® heat shield – 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.