About VIPA International

VIPA International was created in August 2014 by ten founding members


The Vacuum Insulation Panel Association (VIPA International) is a global trade association representing the interests of companies that manufacture and supply equipment and/or materials to the Vacuum Insulation Panel industry. The association is also open to research institutes and academic organisations interested in supporting the work of VIPA International.

VIPA International’s mission is to act as the global voice of the vacuum insulation panel industry, promote quality and raise awareness about the potential for saving space and energy costs and reducing carbon dioxide emissions in a wide range of applications and industries.

VIPA International is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit organisation incorporated under the law of the State of Delaware in the United States (US). VIPA was created in August 2014 by the following companies: Evonik Industries; Fujian Super Tech; Hanita Coatings; Kingspan Insulation; Knauf Insulation; Owens Corning; Rexor; Turna; va-Q-Tec; Qingdao Kerui New Environmental Materials. The association office is in Washington DC.

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VIPA International Board of Directors

Vaku Isotherm

Sebastian Baars

VIPA International President


John Balazs

VIPA International Vice-President


Gary Chalkley

VIPA International Treasurer

Avery Dennison Hanita

Aviv Sotto


Vladimir Pogač


Sebastian Gralla

Kingspan Insulation

Tony Scott


Michel Chauvois


Tom Heckard


Tom Martens

YuanTing Cold Chain Technology

Yunlong Guo

VIPA International Organisation Chart

The majority of VIPA’s work is carried out by three Working Groups (see chart), which provides a structured platform whereby member representatives can discuss matters relevant for the industry.

For more information about VIPA International governance and operation rules, please download the Bylaws of the association.



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