NRC-2 Superinsulation, manufactured by Metallized Products, Inc. (MPI), is designed for superconducting magnets used in MRI systems and particle accelerators. It is a thin, polyester film characterized by a unique crinkled surface that provides surface stand-off between layers and minimizes heat transfer in multilayer applications. NRC-2/Two is a two-sided metallized film. The material, originally developed as a skin for balloon-like satellites, was later used by NASA as a thermal barrier. MPI worked with NASA on the development of the original material and now supplies it for both space and consumer applications.