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Classic Aerogel Products

Aerogel Technologies manufactures and distributes classic aerogel monolith products and distributes aerogel monoliths, particles, and blankets made by our industrial partners. Below is an overview of classic aerogel products that we make and distribute. To purchase these and other classic aerogel products, please visit BuyAerogel.com.

Classic Monolithic (Shaped) Aerogels

Aerogel Technologies is the world’s leading manufacturer of monolithic (shaped) aerogels and the world leader in shape control of aerogel materials. Read more about our products and capabilities below.

Manufactured Products

Classic Silica™ Aerogels

Classic Silica™ aerogel monoliths from Aerogel Technologies are the world’s most popular monolithic aerogel material. We manufacture Classic Silica in a variety of shapes, sizes, and densities, including:

  • Discs, blocks, cylinders, and tiles
  • Densities ranging from 0.04 g/cc to 0.2 g/cc
  • Hydrophilic (water-absorbing) and hydrophobic (water-repelling, see below) formulations

Classic Silica offers advantages for numerous scientific and engineering applications, including:

  • Chemisorption
  • Chromatography
  • Diffusion control media
  • Time-release substrates
  • Battery media
  • Low-profile thermal and acoustic insulation
  • Particle detection (e.g., Cherenkov detectors)
  • High-temperature thermal insulation
  • Optics
  • Materials with engineered electromagnetic properties
  • Demonstrations, education, and curiosity
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Hydrophobic Silica Aerogels

Monolithic hydrophobic silica aerogels from Aerogel Technologies are specially formulated to repel polar liquids and sorb non-polar liquids, making them ideal for applications where exposure to moisture, humidity, liquid water or other polar solvents prohibit the use of Classic Silica™ aerogels.  Example applications include:

  • Chemical spill cleanup
  • Chemisorption
  • Chromatography
  • Diffusion control media
  • Time-release substrates
  • Oil recovery
  • Low-profile thermal and acoustic insulation
  • High-temperature thermal insulation
  • Microwave and RF induction heating processes

Aerogel Technologies produces hydrophobic silica aerogels in the same shapes, sizes, and density ranges as our Classic Silica aerogels and can prepare custom hydrophobic silica aerogel parts upon request.

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RF Polymer & Carbon Aerogel Monoliths

Carbon aerogels are high-surface-area, electrically conductive porous substrates with tremendous utility in energy storage, catalysis, and carbon materials synthesis applications. Monolithic resorcinol-formaldehyde polymer (RF) aerogels from Aerogel Technologies are a convenient starting point for preparing engineered high-surface-area carbon architectures of your own.  Applications of RF-derived carbon aerogel materials include:

  • Supercapacitor and ultracapacitor electrodes
  • Battery electrodes
  • Carbon-supported heterogeneous catalysts
  • Carbon nanotube growth catalysts
  • Desalination electrodes
  • High-temperature insulating materials

RF aerogels from Aerogel Technologies are easily converted into carbon aerogels by heat treating under inert atmosphere (pyrolysis) and can be loaded with active materials through facile solution-based and vapor infiltration techniques.

In addition to carbon aerogel preparation, unprocessed RF aerogels are excellent thermal insulators, low-density, and more compliant than comparable density Classic Silica™ aerogels.

In addition to RF polymer aerogel precursors, Aerogel Technologies manufactures pyrolyzed carbon aerogels for direct use in engineering applications.

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Optically Active Aerogels

Optically active aerogels from Aerogel Technologies are colored aerogels. Available in several colors and shapes, applications include:

  • Visual arts
  • Optics
  • Volumetric projection of images
  • Sensors
  • Process visualization
  • Novelty and education
  • Gifts

Optically active aerogels from Aerogel Technologies are the world’s only commercially available colored aerogels.

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Custom Aerogel Monoliths

For applications that demand extreme materials performance, Aerogel Technologies can custom synthesize aerogel monoliths. This includes:

  • Custom shapes
  • Custom sizes
  • Custom formulations
  • Custom functionalities
  • Custom integration

custom-solutionsFor more information about custom aerogel monoliths and other custom aerogel solutions, please visit our custom solutions page.

Custom Aerogel Solutions

Distributed Products

Tiem Factory Large Hydrophobic Silica Aerogel Monoliths

Large Hydrophobic Silica Aerogel Tiles from Tiem Factory Inc. are the largest commercially available hydrophobic silica aerogel monoliths. These tiles are large enough for use as transparent insulation for process visualization windows and other applications where transparency and thermal insulation are required. Useful for advanced optics, particle detection, and adsorption applications. Great for demonstrations and extreme engineering projects. Density is 0.11 g/cm3. Dimensions are ~10.0 cm x 10.0 cm x 1.0 cm. Hydrophobic surface chemistry.

Density Transparency
@ 550 nm
Thermal
Conductivity @ 25°C
Temperature
Rating
Water
Contact
Angle
0.11 g/cc 90% 13 mW/m-K 350°C 140°

Approximate values. For reference only.

Made in Japan.

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Aerogel Art from Ioannis Michaloudis

Aerogel Technologies distributes unique aerogel art gifts handcrafted by master aerogel artisan Dr. Ioannis Michaloudis. Products we distribute include Bottled Sky, a unique and beautiful visual creation born from the unusual properties of silica aerogel. Bottled Skies are blue in front of a black background, virtually invisible in front of a white background, and cast a shadow with a golden hue reminiscent of the sun’s rays.  Medium Bottled Sky consists of pure silica aerogel cast into a signed, individually numbered bottle accompanied by a combination red laser/white LED keychain to experience the striking optical properties of aerogel firsthand.  Large Bottled Sky consists of pure silica aerogel embedded with a “cloud”, unique in form and which can never be repeated. Look for to other one-of-a-kind and limited edition aerogel art objects from Ioannis Michaloudis on BuyAerogel.com.

Made in Greece.

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Aerogel Particles

Aerogel Technologies distributes industrial aerogel materials specially engineered for applications in the construction, daylighting, oil and gas, and HVAC industries manufactured by our partners Cabot Aerogel and Aspen Aerogels. Read more about these materials below.

Distributed Products

Cabot Aerogel Lumira Aerogel for Daylighting

Lumira® aerogel from Cabot Aerogel is an eco-friendly solution for high-performance thermal management and energy-efficient daylighting systems. Lumira aerogel offers simultaneous excellent light transmissive properties and low thermal conductivity make it an ideal material for fenestration applications.

Lumira aerogel’s properties include:

  • 0.7-4.0 mm particle size range
  • ~20 nm pore diameter
  • >90% air by volume
  • 0.120-0.180 g/cc material density
  • 0.065-0.085 g/cc fill density
  • Hydrophobicity (i.e., material is moisture-proof, water-repelling, and stable to the environment)
  • 600-800 m2/g specific surface area
  • 91% per cm light transmission
  • Extremely low thermal conductivity (0.09 to 0.12 W/m-K)
  • Reusability and cradle-to-cradle certification

Sub-bulk quantities of LA1000 Lumira aerogel are available for purchase online now at BuyAerogel.com.

Made in Germany.

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Cabot Aerogel Enova Aerogel Performance Additives

Enova® aerogel particles from Cabot Aerogel is a fine-particle performance additive suited for insulative coatings. With a thermal conductivity half that of still air and a particle size that can deliver a smooth, even coat, Enova aerogel is ideal for a variety of thin-film insulative coatings applications.

Enova aerogel is available in three particle types, each configured with different particle size distributions to provide different optimizations of low thermal conductivity, low coating gloss, and low build viscosity, summarized in the table below. Enova aerogel enables coatings that provide functional advantages including:

  • Ultralow thermal conductivity
  • Extreme resistance to shear
  • Safe-touch performance for personal protection
  • Complete hydrophobicity
  • Smooth, even finish
Particle Type
 IC3100  IC3110  IC3120
Particle Size
 2-40 µm
100-700 µm (0.1-0.7 mm)  100-1200 µm (0.1-1.2 mm)
Pore Diameter ~20 nm ~20 nm ~20 nm
Particle Density 120-150 kg/m3 (7.5-9.4 lb/ft3, 1-1.25 lb/gal [US]) 120-150 kg/m3 (7.5-9.4 lb/ft3, 1-1.25 lb/gal [US]) 120-150 kg/m3 (7.5-9.4 lb/ft3, 1-1.25 lb/gal [US])
Surface Chemistry Hydrophobic Hydrophobic Hydrophobic
Surface Area
600-800 m2/g 600-800 m2/g 600-800 m2/g
Thermal Conductivity 0.012 W/m-K
(0.083 BTU-in/h-ft2-°F) at 25°C (77°F)
0.012 W/m-K
(0.083 BTU-in/h-ft2-°F) at 25°C (77°F)
0.012 W/m-K
(0.083 BTU-in/h-ft2-°F) at 25°C (77°F)
CAS RN
102262-30-6 102262-30-6 102262-30-6

Sub-bulk quantities of Enova aerogel particles are available for purchase online now at BuyAerogel.com.

Made in Germany.

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Sumteq Thermoplastic Aerogel Particles

Sumfoam™ products from Sumteq are the world’s first commercially available thermoplastic polymer aerogels. Available in granules and powders, Sumteq foams are based on polystyrene but with 1000 times smaller pores than traditional expanded polystyrene foams. This unique line of products offers advantages such as:

  • Low thermal conductivity
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Thermal processability
  • Recyclability
  • Beads, coarse particles, or fine particles

Sumfoam can be used as insulative fill between walls in packaging, vehicles, and buildings, as drop-in additives for thermoplastics or thermosets, a compositing agent for inorganic materials, or as the basis for a large insulative thermoprocessed form. Sumfoam products can also be processed using existing thermoforming equipment used for expanded polystyrene, making process and application integration of Sumfoam easy. To obtain pricing or for more information about Sumteq foams, please contact us.

Made in Germany.

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Aerogelex Biopolymer Aerogel Particles

Aerogelex is a manufacturer of biopolymer aerogel particles based in Hamburg, Germany. Products include aerogel particles based on alginate, caseinate, cellulose, egg, lignin, pectin and more. Aerogelex particles offer high surface area and low density with biocompatibility for applications in drug delivery, personal products, and insulative packaging among many other uses.

For more information about Aerogelex products please visit their website or contact us.

Aerogel Insulation Blankets

Aerogel Technologies distributes advanced aerogel insulation blankets for applications

Aspen Aerogels Blankets

Superinsulating aerogel blankets from Aspen Aerogels offer superior thermal insulation that is three to five times more insulating than traditional insulation materials such as fiberglass, mineral wool, polyurethane foam or expanded polystyrene per unit thickness in a flexible form factor. These properties make Aspen Aerogels’ blankets ideal for insulating applications in the oil and gas industry, plants and refineries, construction, and more. Aspen Aerogels’ aerogel blankets can also be rolled and cut and are hydrophobic (water-repelling) to prevent CUI (corrosion under insulation) that is typical of  insulating materials such as mineral wool and fiberglass.

Aspen Aerogels blankets are available in three general product lines:

  • Cryogel® Z, optimized for cryogenic applications including cryogenic pipelines, vessels, and OEM and fabricator applications
  • Spaceloft®, optimized for sub-ambient to ambient applications including interior and exterior walls, floors, and roofs in residential, industrial, and modular buildings
  • Pyrogel® XTE and HPS, optimized for high-temperature applications including medium-to-high pressure steam pipes and pressure vessels, aerospace engineering, fire barriers, and welding blankets

Properties of Aspen Aerogels blankets include:

  • Extremely low thermal conductivity (0.145-0.21 W/m-K, depending on product)
  • 0.110-0.180 g/cc (7-11 lbs/ft3) bulk density
  • 150-cm (59″) standard width
  • Delivered on rolls
  • Can be cut and sewn
  • Maximum operating temperatures up to 650°C (1200°F) (product dependent)

Sub-bulk quantities and partial rolls of Aspen Aerogels products are available for purchase now at BuyAerogel.com. For larger sizes, custom cuts, and full rolls, please contact us.

For more information about Aspen Aerogels products, visit Aspen Aerogels’ product information or contact us.

Made in USA.

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Aspen Aerogels Product Information

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Cabot Aerogel Thermal Wrap

Thermal Wrap™ from Cabot Aerogel is a low-dust insulating aerogel blanket comprised of water-repelling aerogel particles combined with non-woven polymer fibers. Thermal Wrap is easy to handle, compressible, conformable, and delivered in rolls providing for rapid and automated installation.

About Thermal Wrap:

  • Low thermal conductivity (~23 mW/m-K at room temperature)
  • 76-cm (30″) standard width
  • Delivered in rolls in up to 100-m lengths
  • Available in 3.5-, 6.0-, and 8.0-mm thicknesses
  • 0.70 g/cc (4.37 lbs/ft3) bulk density
  • Tensile strength of ~517 kPa (~75 lbs/in2)
  • Operating temperature -200°C-125°C continuous (up to 160°C thermal spikes)
  • Light transmissibility~25%/cm

Thermal Wrap is ideal for use as low-dust general superinsulation and in architectural daylighting applications.

Sub-bulk quantities of Thermal Wrap are available for purchase now at BuyAerogel.com.

Made in Germany and USA.

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