Case Study:

Cameron Balloons – Around The World Attempt

Main Contractor

Cameron Balloons

Project Type

World Record Attempt

Project Value

World Record ‘Round the World’ Balloon Trip - 11d 5h 32m
Cameron Balloons

The Project

This enormous 10 story balloon made by the worlds leading balloon manufacturer, Cameron Balloons, is made using SFTV. This is our Reflective Thermal VCL used in thousands of homes and building projects all over the UK and EU, it was chosen for this successful round the world record attempt for its incredible strength and reflective properties. This was needed to withstand the extreme temperatures, altitudes and wind speed in excess of 200 kph the balloon was subjected to.

The Problem

Finding a product that would be strong and durable enough to survive the extreme weather conditions

How We Helped

SFTV 2m is our laminate flooring membrane and was used by Cameron Balloons where extra thermal performance was required. This one balloon consumed the equivalent of the amount of VCL used in 150 starter homes.

SFTV is extensively used in the SuperFOIL range including SF60 the world’s highest performance Multi-layer foil.

SuperFOIL’s un-matched performance was recognised as essential to the success of this new world record!

In the history of aviation, only three balloons have ever completed this round-the-world flight successfully, all have been built by Cameron Balloons, Bristol, UK.

We help 1000's of customers every year

Here are just a few of the comments we've received...

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Loft Conversion

Actually, I bought Superfoil for my small extension and I must say easy to install and it works, room is comfortable better than Kingspan. Now looking at installing an underfloor in my daughter's house. Thanks!

Duncan Walker

Conservatory Conversion

I'm really grateful for all the info you've provided, many thanks. To be honest I didn't think your stuff is as good as it clearly is, and we'll definitely be using it in the future. Can I ask a favour and ask you to calculate two more please?

Carl Bell

Self Build

In the past, I used SF19 for thermal insulation of the roof. I have the best experience. I'm thinking about insulating the house outside wall. As I want to be clear, I will definitely call. Many satisfied customers wish.

Jiri Milfait


We’re delighted with the thermal improvements after fitting Superfoil SF40. The system was clearly and helpfully specified, simple to install and immediately felt warmer, despite this also being the Winter of Beast from the East. It suits our 200 year old house, now heated with a modern, green air source heat pump.

Tim Clements

Senior Building Control Surveyor

Many thanks for all your assistance with this matter, you have been very helpful. The information you have provided has been very useful to one of our customers and I am now more familiar with this type of double fit of SuperFOIL as a suitable method of achieving compliance with The Building Regulations.

Donna Worrell

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