Each and every one of us loved science when it was first introduced to us as a simple subject that was purely based on logic and experimentation in grades as early as the 3rd grade. The simple topics that covered were included as air, water and soil and earth and such simple topics that the colorful illustrations and the understandable logic that was given by the teachers was something that each and every child used to look forward to in his or her science class.
When things got a little more complicated we started learning about light, sound, metals, malleability, ductility etc.A one important topic that came along with metals and heat was the topic of insulators and conductors. The standard definition that states that conductors help in the conduction of heat through it and insulators do not permit the conduction of heat through it is something that is still fresh in my mind just like hundreds of other students who can feel the same as me right now. Insulators have been fascinating topic as it behaved like a rebel even though it was forced to pass heat through it. Insulators have found their uses in a number of industrial units where it is necessary to stop heat penetration through certain products so that production processes can be undertaken in a manner that is desired.
Market for Insulators:
As stated above, insulators have found their use in a number of industrial outlets either as a raw material or for facilitating the process of production. Basically everything that we use has some amount of insulation material in it. All wires have been coated with a plastic cover so that it does not conduct electricity when humans come in contact with it as the human body is a good conductor electricity. All devices that we use have insulation material to prevent the passing of earth waves from these devices.North America currently has the largest market share with regards to the usage of these insulators both for consumption purposes as well as for research and developmental purposes. Asia Pacific markets have the largest growth rates for these products especially due to the industrial and developmental activities and facilities and the growing population rates in these markets.
Insulators are very important materials as each and every industry requires them for one purpose or the other. It is used even in devices as small as wires and watches and rubber slippers. Moreover these insulators are so widely scattered that on a combined note every industry needs some insulator or the other.