HTMW is used primarily for insulation and lining of industrial furnaces and foundries to improve efficiency and safety. It is also used to prevent the spread of fire.
The use of HTMW enables a more lightweight construction of industrial furnaces and other technical equipment as compared to other methods such as fire bricks, due to it's high heat resistance capabilities per weight, but has the disadvantage of being more expensive than other methods.
Comparison of the mass of different wall linings:
Lightweight lining (no HTMW): 500–1000 kg/m³
Heavyweight lining (no HTMW): 1500–3500 kg/m³
Lining with HTMW: 160–300 kg/m³