Aerogel is a modern insulation material, 90% of which is air. It is regarded as the best insulator, with the world's lowest thermal conductivity rate. The use of nanotechnology allowed the creation of a product that is extremely durable while also very thin and flexible.
The products made with the use of Aerogel nanotechnology are characterized by insulation effectiveness surpassing the traditional insulation materials eightfold.
Aerogel has distinct hydrophobic properties, which makes it almost completely water-proof.
The Aspen Aerogels products include nano-porous structures minimizing the three thermal conductivity mechanisms. This allows to obtain thermal conductivity value of 12-15 mW/m (average lambda value is 0,014 W/mk).
Aerogel – The best thermal insulation
The Aspen Aerogel insulation is made of nano-porous material that is currently the state-of-the-art and the most effective insulator in the world. The Aerogel insulation works effectively within a wide range of temperatures: from – 265˚C to +650˚C. This makes it possible to use it even in the most extreme temperature conditions.
The Aspen Aerogels materials are regarded as nanotechnology products only in the field of vacuum space and not in the field of the material used as the basis. The vacuum space is what increases the exceptional insulation efficiency of materials. 97% of Aerogel's volume is air located in very small nanopores. The size of the Aerogel's structure goes beyond the nanometric scale, while the pores in the Aerogel's structure have some characteristics that correspond, in terms of size, with nanotechnology.
The properties described above make Aerogel a low-density solid body, lighter even than air. This in consequence makes it a material with the best insulation parameters. The Aspen Aerogel insulation products are extremely durable, thin and resistant to weather conditions.
Benefits from the use of Aerogel insulations:
- Very high thermal efficiency;
- environment friendly product;
- lambda value 0,014 W/mk;
- up to eight times higher insulation efficiency compared to traditional insulations;
- significantly lower volume of the insulation: easier to fix in narrow spaces, lower costs of transport and storage;
- outstanding hydrophobic properties;
- permanent and high insulation properties throughout the working life;
- much lower weight of the insulation compared to traditional materials;
- resistant to flames and smoke emission;
- flexible assembly options;
- breathable material;
- exceptional antiseptic properties.