Insulation materials are sold in many different types or forms – from insulating sheets, padding, bulk fibres, films, to tapes, rods and ropes. RS Components offer a wide range of high-quality products to suit every application.Where are insulation materials used?Although not always visible, insulation materials are used in various industries and home DIY projects and play an essential role in energy efficiency, heat conductivity and noise reduction. Wall insulation and building materials can be used for heating purposes, helping to keep your home warmer. In studio and entertainment settings, foam insulation pads can be used on walls and ceilings to help reduce external noise levels. Other areas where insulation materials play a vital role include automotive, construction and engineering, helping to keep heat dissipation to a minimum and prevent parts and components from overheating.What type of insulation materials are available?Here at RS Components you will find a wide range of insulation materials to suit various domestic and industrial applications. Whether you require acoustic dampening insulation pads to reduce noise leaks or thermal insulation sheets to enhance energy efficiency, you will find a great selection on offer. Common types of high quality insulation materials in our range include:Thermal insulation is designed to minimise heat loss or transfer between equipment, devices, rooms, buildings and spaces.Thermal insulating bulk fibres are ideal for general roof or cavity wall infill, furnace/kiln lining, or high-temperature repairs.Thermal insulating sheets are often used in homes, ovens, automotive work, and various industrial settings. Fibreglass, mineral wool, cement board, PU foam, silica and polystyrene sheets are easily cut to shape.Thermal insulating rods and bars offer high thermal shock resistance in high temperature or heat transfer applications.Glass Fibre Tape & Glass Rope is used for jobs such as insulating pipes, high-temperature flue sealing, and various caulking applications.Plastic Film offers robust electrical insulation at high temperatures and can be easily cut or punched for wiring and circuitry. Materials include Mylar, mica, PEEK or polypropylene – perfect for industrial or electronic jobs such as coil/phase separation, slot lining, automotive repair and medical equipment.Acoustic Insulation (also decibel reduction, sound insulation and soundproofing materials) are used on floors, walls, ceilings, machinery, vehicles, studios and public spaces to limit noise leakage.Self-Adhesive Foam Sheets are easy-cut foam panels with adhesive backs for fuss-free mounting.Acoustic Insulation sheets tend to be thin, low-density foam panels, ideal for wall cavities and door trim.Felt Sheet is a man-made fabric made of natural or synthetic fibres. Felt durable and resistant to wear and tear. Felt sheet has many uses including gaskets, seals and reducing or absorbing noise.Flame retardant foam insulation is used for noise damping where excess heat is a concern, such as machine panelling and HVAC systems.