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Aerobricks combine aerogel with brick to form energy-saving, super insulating building material

By April Gocha / January 23, 2018

Researchers at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed better insulating building materials called “Aerobricks”—bricks with internal cavities filled with aerogel granules.

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Toughened, flexible silica aerogel? Joint Japanese–Chinese group shows how to do it

By / January 31, 2012

Demonstration of the flexibility of cellulose–silica composite aerogel. Credit: J. Cai et al.; Angewandte Chemie. This sounds like the type of breakthrough aerogel fans have yearning for. A newly published paper in Angewandte Chemie reports on an Asian group’s success at using cellulose fibers as a scaffold/template for a resultant silica aerogel that delivers a product…

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Aspen Aerogel to expand, Hanesbrand to market superinsulating jacket

By / May 24, 2010

Following up on the post from last week about Hanesbrands/Element 21’s Champion aerogel jacket that was used in Jamie Clarke’s successful ascent of Mt. Everest, an AP story indicates that the superinsulating Supersuit jacket may be in stores soon, and that Aspen Aerogel – the source of the insulation in the jacket – business is…

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Video of the week: aerogel insulation hits housing market

By / February 2, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/aspen_aerogel_demo.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/aspen_aerogel_demo.jpg}] GreenTech reported that some aerogel companies are offering thin blankets that serve as replacements for traditional fiberglass, foam or cellulose insulation. It’s still more expensive upfront but the costs have fallen to the point that it can make sense in certain cases, particularly masonry or curved walls. The video posted above…

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Ceramic materials incorporated in fire-fighting concept vehicle

By / December 8, 2009

Not in actual production, but Yanko Design is trying to stretch the possibilities with a new type of all-terrain vehicle for forest fire fighters to do recon and actual fire suppression: To create a homogenous directive towards survivability AMATOYA incorporates state-of-the-art clear aerogel laminated insulation in the windows and bodywork, a dedicated auxiliary water supply…

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The 2009 Solar Decathlon winner is…

By / October 21, 2009

Team Germany! Team Germany won first place in the 2009 Solar Decathlon by applying photovoltaics to every available surface. I had been rooting for Virginia Tech for their use of aerogel as insulation that allowed natural light to shine through, but it only ranked 13 out of 20 competitors. Team Germany’s Cube House was considered…

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