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Technology & Innovation

Concentrated expertise – worldwide support for technical challenges.

Behind each KAEFER entity stands the KAEFER Group with its Corporate Innovation & Technical Excellence department and its global expert network. Besides Research and Development, this team of experienced engineers provides additional technical support (including calculations, simulations, and laboratory tests) for shipbuilding, industry & construction industry in the fields of:

  • Thermal insulation (cold & hot)
  • Acoustics
  • Passive Fire Protection
  • Surface Protection
  • NDT & inspection technology
  • Access technology
  • Asset integrity management
  • Thermography / Energy audits
  • Renewable Energies
  • Technical guidelines, standards, patents
  • Application tests & research
  • Cryogenic insulation solutions (LNG & LPG)
  • Steady state and non-steady state calculations / simulations for mechanical loads and thermal system behaviour

Contact our global expert:

Thomas-Peter Wilk

Thomas-Peter Wilk

Innovation & Technical Excellence

Our Laboratories

Corporate Innovation & Technical Excellence offers a complete range of services, from insulation design and conceptualisation to material testing and installation. We count on three laboratories and one test area.

In these labs it is possible to test entire insulation systems under different boundary conditions, resulting in a holistic analysis of their properties and capabilities.

  • Acoustic laboratory
  • Climate testing laboratory
  • Material testing laboratory
  • Insulation test area

Our expertise

With over 50 years of experience, the Corporate Innovation & Technical Excellence department is an established market leader in insulation consulting, providing professional solutions for even the most complex technical challenges.


Current Highlights

  • System design and test under cryogenic conditions for a Federal German association
  • Long-term endurance test for a supplier of the European aviation industry
  • Finalisation and endurance test of own humidity sensor technology