Preview Trade Show Banners

We have trade shows throughout the year and part of our booth display includes banners. Check them out below! View larger size by clicking on image.

Innovative Energy 2016 Trade Show Banner
Innovative Energy 2016 Trade Show Banner
InsulTote 2016 Trade Show Banner
InsulTote 2016 Trade Show Banner

Visit insul.net for your reflective insulation needs or visit insultote.net for your insulated shipping needs.

AstroBoard Installation on Building

astro_board_logoAstroBoard Reflective Insulation System consists of a “nominal” layer of 2.2lb density Polystyrene foam, sandwiched between a highly reflective film surface on one side, and a white polyethylene UV protected film on the other side.

It is ideal for retro-fitting existing pole barns, metal buildings, ceilings and walls as well as a material for insulating in new construction. Adding AstroBoard to your building improves the insulation value of the building envelope and can significantly increase its energy efficiency.


Check out AstroBoard’s feature in Retrofit Magazine or our website for more information, free quotes and samples!

Fall & Winter 2016 Trade Shows

We invite you to visit InsulTote‘s booth at the following upcoming trade shows!

2016-pack-expo-logoPACK EXPO International
Booth E-8852

Chicago, IL
November 6-9, 2016

PACK EXPO International is the largest processing and packaging trade show in the world in 2016. The event features a marketplace of 2,300+ exhibitors displaying processing and packaging equipment and technologies for virtually every vertical market, drawing 50,000 attendees and offering free educational presentations in several venues on the show floor.

winter-fancy-food-show-logoWinter Fancy Food Show
Booth 3717

San Francisco, CA
January 22-24, 2017

The Winter Fancy Food Show is the largest specialty food and beverage Show on the West Coast, drawing 33,000+ industry professionals, and the premier showcase for industry innovation.

How Reflective Insulation Works

Heat flows from a hot or warm medium to a cold medium in three ways:

  1. By radiation, from a warm surface to a cooler surface through an air space
  2. By conduction through solid or fluid materials
  3. By convection, which involves the physical movement of air

Heat Flow by Radiation, Conduction and Convection

Radiation is the transfer of heat (infra-red radiant energy) from a hot surface to a cold surface across an air space or vacuum. All surfaces including those of a radiator, stove, a ceiling or roof and insulation radiate to different degrees. The radiant heat is invisible and has no temperature, just energy. When this energy strikes another surface, it is absorbed and increases the temperature of that surface. This concept can be understood with the following example: On a bright sunny day, radiant heat from the sun travels through a car’s window, strikes the steering wheel and is absorbed, causing it to become hot.

Conduction is the direct flow of heat through a material resulting from physical contact. A typical example of conduction would be the heat transferred from hot coffee, through the cup, to the hand holding the cup. Another example is when the contents of a kettle boils from heat transferred from the burner to the kettle. Also, a poker becomes hot from contact with hot coals.

Convection is the transfer of heat by air circulation or movement. Typical examples are forced convection: warm air rising from a heat register, free convection: warm air rising from a chimney, and finally, warm air rising from all of the hot surfaces of a radiator, furnace or wood stove.

Reflective Insulation & Radiant Barriers

Reflective insulation and radiant barriers have the ability to control the transfer of radiant heat in a variety of different applications including buildings, RVs and temperature-sensitive packaging.

Unlike mass insulation, reflective insulation is able to keep heat in and reflect heat away. Mass insulation material like fiberglass and foam merely slow down the transfer of heat; they do not reflect heat away, nor do they keep heat in.

Reflective insulation has the ability to control the transfer of radiant heat. In fact, Innovative Energy’s products reflect (block) 95 percent of radiant heat. Our products are ideal for:

  • Buildings & home insulation: Heating and cooling systems simply work more efficiently when reflective insulation is installed in key areas of a building.
  • Temperature-sensitive packaging: Keeps perishable and temperature-sensitive items safe in shipping and transportation; helps maintain food safety and quality for prepared food.
  • Insulation for RVs and fleet vans: Thin, light, reflective insulation and duct systems are ideal for efficiently heating and cooling small spaces.
  • Controlling heat transfer in just about any situation: Innovative Energy specializes in creating customized solutions for all types of applications.

Reflective Insulation Products

Among Innovative Energy’s line of reflective insulation products is AstroShield. Watch video below to learn how this reflective insulation product can block up to 95 percent of radiant heat.


If you have a need to control heat transfer, let Innovative Energy help. Contact us to find out how we can develop a solution to perfectly suit your needs.

How to Ship Flowers, Herbs & Plants

Shipping Flowers

Cut flower bouquets, bare-root plants and herbs may be shipped successfully; it’s imperative to control the shipping temperature as well as minimizing the chance of breakage. Follow the steps outlined below.

  • How to Ship Cut Flowers:
    1. Plan to pack in the morning and ship the same day.
    2. Select durable flowers with fairly tight buds and foliage that won’t easily bruise or break.
    3. Strip the foliage as appropriate and give each stem a fresh cut.
    4. Hydrate by placing flowers and foliage in clean buckets with clean water for a few hours. If shipping bunches of the same variety, bunch them together and tie the stems with twine.
    5. Wrap damp paper towels (or other substrate that will keep the flowers hydrated) around the cut ends.
    6. Place the wrapped ends in a plastic bag and loosely fold the bag around the stems to keep the towels secure.
    7. Put the prepared flowers into an InsulTote pouch; this foil bubble cushion will help protect the flowers from breakage as well as maintain a constant temperature for more than 24 hours (we recommend freezing the pouches overnight before using).
    8. Choose a box large enough to accommodate the extra packaging needed to cushion and protect the flowers.
    9. Pad the box with InsulTote box liners and place the wrapped flowers so they are protected on all sides, top and bottom.
    10. Add packing peanuts or other filler to completely stuff the box.
    11. Ship the same day the flowers were packed and in the most expedient manner; overnight if possible. Plan to ship early in the week to avoid your package being stranded in transit over the weekend.
    12. Alert the recipient that the shipment is on its way.
  • How to Ship Fresh Herbs:
    1. Plan to pick and pack in the morning and ship the same day.
    2. Wrap damp paper towels (or other substrate that will keep the herbs hydrated) around the cut ends.
    3. Place the wrapped ends in a plastic bag and loosely fold the bag around the stems to keep the towels secure.
    4. Put the prepared herbs into an InsulTote pouch; this foil bubble cushion will help protect the herbss from breakage as well as maintain a constant temperature for more than 24 hours (we recommend freezing the pouches overnight before using).
    5. Choose a box large enough to accommodate the extra packaging needed to cushion and protect the herbs.
    6. Pad the box with InsulTote liners and place the wrapped herbs so they are protected on all sides, top and bottom.
    7. Add packing peanuts or other filler to completely stuff the box.
    8. Ship the same day the herbs were packed and in the most expedient manner; overnight if possible.
    9. Alert the recipient that the shipment is on its way.
  • How to Ship Bare-Root Plants:
    1. Plan to pack in the morning and ship the same day.
    2. Hydrate by placing bare-root plants in clean buckets with clean water for a few hours.
    3. Wrap damp paper towels (or other substrate that will keep the plants hydrated) around the roots.
    4. Place the entire plant in a waterproof bag and loosely fold the bag around the plant to keep the towels secure.
    5. Choose a box large enough to accommodate the extra packaging needed to cushion and protect the plants.
    6. Pad the box with InsulTote liners and place the wrapped plants so they are protected on all sides, top and bottom.
    7. Add packing peanuts or other filler to completely stuff the box.
    8. Ship the same day the plants were packed and in the most expedient manner; overnight if possible or 2-3 day shipping if the variety of plant being shipped is sturdy.
    9. Alert the recipient that the shipment is on its way.

Know the laws regarding interstate shipments. Contact the Department of Agriculture in the state(s) where you plan to ship. Look online for the specific state; most websites will also list a help line. Your local post office is a source of information as well. Ignore this step and risk paying large fines for shipping prohibited produce, plants and other items!


Visit www.insultote.net for your insulated packaging needs and more shipping solutions.