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The Role Played by
Thermal Insulation Material
in Realizing
a Sustainable Society

It is indispensable to address the issue of global warming for the humanity to achieve sustainable development. Its seriousness and a need for a prompt response to it are also indicated in reports on climate change released by national governments.
On the other hand, there is an unavoidable tendency for economic and industrial development to be in a trade-off relationship with greenhouse gas emissions reduction. In order for countries of the world to work together in reducing greenhouse gas, there is a need for many innovative technologies in buildings, mobility, and home appliances to be born. A long-term outlook is required when it comes to the development of manufacturing processes with less environmental burden, and innovations that enable comfortable space with less energy consumption.

There is one common element that contributes to reducing the consumption of energy for almost any use, be it in the industrial or consumer sector. That is "thermal management." In particular, more than half of electric power is used for thermal management including heating, cooling, and hot water supply. In addition, despite electric power being used for purposes other than providing heat such as providing light or motive power, it can be said that controlling heat inflow and outflow will bring about a large energy saving effect. For example, by preventing heat accumulation or effectively utilizing generated heat. If you look around, you will find that thermal insulation material is used in almost anything from buildings to clothing, transport vehicles such as automobiles or aircrafts, refrigerators, microwave ovens, smartphones, and wearable devices. Temperature control in production lines and transport for industrial purposes have a large impact on the total cost. In other words, high-performance thermal insulation materials are adaptable to a variety of situations and has an enormous energy-saving effect.