Insulation can in time weaken and lose its function. This can be mineral wool that collapses or polystyrene that crumbles. These issues may be remedied, or even prevented, by knowing the mechanism of the degradation. This can be done with 3D X-ray techniques, which have the exact ability to reveal just how the break down happens. It is a toolbox offering an “extended workbench” when working towards stronger and more durable products, or more accurate warranty estimates, or simply better product documentation for customers.