What is K Value?

K Value is a measure of the amount of thermal conductivity of heat, in watts per metre, that is transferred into a truck or trailer body for every °C of temperature difference between the internal temperature and the temperature outside.

Any weak points in the construction either through design flaws, construction methods or failure of construction materials will increase the K Value. A lower quality insulating panel will have a higher K Value.

In short if your panel is inadequately insulated or the construction methods are sub standard you will have a HIGHER K  Value The LOWER the K Value of the completed body the HIGHER Thermal efficiencies you will have.

The temperature extremes of the Australian Climate mean that a low K value is especially important.

Thermaxx Bodies have excellent low K values.

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