(ĭn′sə-lā′tĭv, ĭns′yə-)
Serving to insulate or keep safe: the insulative value of an animal's fur; insulative packing materials.
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Finally, the insulative properties of the Pyrolite have made the environment around the machines and across the shop floor, cooler.
Balecob is an infill technique that uses straw bales and cob to quickly create highly insulative, roof-supporting, and load-bearing walls without the need for wood framing for structural support.
This electrically insulative material has a dielectric constant of 6.4 (measured at 75[degrees]F, 60 Hz) and a volume resistivity of more than [10.sup.14] ohm-cm.
They are used to construct homes, schools, medical and commercial facilities, and other buildings that can benefit from the insulative and structural properties of ICF construction.
The reason these materials are relatively unaffected by bacterial growth is due to their thicker dimension and insulative properties.
The insulative material also makes the houses energy efficient.
Therefore, the integrated lightweight and multifunctional composites and structures not only exhibit the lightweight behavior but also present multifunctional characteristics (e.g., load bearing, protective, ablative, heat insulative, wave absorbing and transmitting, vibration suppressing, explosion resistive, low thermal expansive, and anticorrosive properties).
The most important requirement for the fixing element is to be electrically insulative so it does not transfer electricity from the wire to the surrounding elements.
These homes are built using highly insulative polyurethane wall panels made from Covestro materials, enabling fast, inexpensive and energy-efficient construction.
The team took two compounds, each of which had insulative properties, and combined them to create a superconductive "complex oxide heterostructure," per their published study.
The study results showed only small insulative performance changes of the polyurethane insulation when aged at -10 [degrees]F, but measurable changes when aged at 40 and 90 [degrees]F (4.4 and 32.2 [degrees]C).