The next time you’re camping with your family and you need to get some extra insulation, consider using aluminum foil to make a tarp.
Aluminium foil is cheap, flexible, and a great insulation material, and now, thanks to a new startup called Foilbox, it’s also very easy to use.
The company was founded by Alex Kipke, an entrepreneur who also created the company FoilBox.
Kipkets idea to make aluminum foil insulation was inspired by a recent study, which found that aluminum foil can be used to make both shelter and shelter-like material, like a tatami mat.
“The fact that aluminum is so inexpensive, so easy to work with, and has such a high tensile strength makes it a perfect material for tarp insulation,” Kipken says.
He says the company started out as a simple prototype, but the results are quickly getting better.
“We’ve been building our business for over a year now, and we’ve had a lot of customers who’ve gotten very happy with our products,” Kips says.
The Tarpbox company uses aluminum foil, which can be found at Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other hardware stores.
The first product they tested, which was sold out within hours, uses aluminum as the insulator, but customers have asked for more.
“Customers have been asking for more and more insulation,” says Kipks co-founder and CEO Andrew Meehan.
“They’ve been saying, ‘Can you make aluminum as good as the other insulating materials I’ve used?'”
Meegan says the goal of the company is to make tarp insulators for a wider range of applications.
“There’s an increasing demand for a range of materials in tarp applications,” he says.
Aluminum foil is easy to find at hardware stores, and it’s inexpensive to use, so it makes sense for the company to market the product to tarp companies.
“In our experience, tarp manufacturers are a very happy medium between consumers and tarp manufactures,” Meehans co-CEO says.
“Tarp manufacturers don’t have to invest in research and development, they don’t need to have a lab in order to produce a tpash product.
We get our tpashers and tpashes at the same time, which is great.”
The company’s products are available at HomeDepot, Lowe, and more hardware stores across the country.
Customers have been excited about the products for several months, and Meehart says the response to the product has been overwhelmingly positive.
“People are loving our products, and they want more,” he said.
The tarpbox product is now available in the U.S., but Meehes plans to expand its product line in the future.
“As tarp prices continue to go down, we plan to start to distribute our tarp boxes in Canada, the U