28 Feb '18, 12pm

Superlight aerogel material supersized for vehicle manufacture

has produced a whopping 36 in x 36 in x 0.4 in (90 cm x 90 cm x 1 cm) aerogel panel, the world's largest aerogel to date. The aerogel, made of a proprietary polymer, weighed in at an impressive 7x lighter than typical plastics yet still exhibited the same materials properties as aerogels made using the traditional method. Aerogel Technologies says that because the new technique is performed at ambient conditions and does not require a high-pressure reactor, there is no limit to the size of aerogel parts that can now be produced. The company says that aerogels up to 15x lighter than plastics that exhibit 34% better insulating ability than Styrofoam and up to 1000x more soundproofing ability than any other existing soundproofing materials have been made using the new technique.

Full article: https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/13821/s...

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