7. Internationales Vakuum- Isolation- Symposium

28-29 September 2005, Empa,  Dübendorf, Schweiz

The 7th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium was held Septemeber 28-29, 2005 at Empa, Duebendorf/Switzerland. It continued a series of conferences, which was originally started by the former Vacuum Insulation Association (VIA). 

The Symposium offered two informative days of technical sessions, table top exhibits presentations and networking opportunities for high performance thermal insulation systems, vacuum insulation manufacturers, fabricators, and end users.More than 100 participants from Europe, Asia and the USA participated at the conference.

The symposium presentations and the proceedings are published here as PDF-files.             


Introduction Talk

  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Fricke, Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern): From Dewars to VIPs – One Century of Progress in Vacuum Insulation Technology (Paper 482 kB) (Presentation 2.5 MB)  

Session on Building Applications

Session on Quality Assurance

Session on Building Physics

  • Daniel Quenard, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB): From VIP’s to Building Façades: Three Levels of Thermal Bridges (Paper 64 kB) (Presentation 872 kB)
  • Heiko Winkler, University of Rostock:  Development and First Experiences of a Prefabricated VIP-Sandwich-Element for Fast and Secure Application on Building Surfaces (Paper 180 kB) (Presentation 7.2 MB)
  • Dr. Karim Ghazi Wakili, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research: Thermal Performance of VIP Assemblies in Building Constructions (Paper 255 kB) (Presentation 896 kB)
  • Prof. Jürgen Dreyer, University of Technology Vienna: Thermal-hygric Suitability of Vacuum Insulation Boards for Refurbishing of Buildings (Paper 143 kB) (Presentation 5.8 MB)

Session on VIP Systems

Session on New Vacuum Insulation Concepts

yellowbutton.gif (924 Byte) Proceedings (PDF 5.7 MB)

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