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Is aerogel insulation breathable?


Is aerogel insulation breathable?

Aerogel GT is a breathable insulation board 10mm thick that utilizes air-filled pores to achieve up to a 60% reduction in heat loss. The clever board can be used in window reveals and to combat thermal bridging in a range of applications, including roof spaces, stairwells and under floors.

How do you cut aerogel insulation?

Thermablok Aerogel Blanket material should ideally be cut using either a hot knife, electric scissors or even a pair of forged steel straight cut tin snips or similar.

Can you touch Aerogel?

As a substance, synthetic amorphous silica has been found to not be harmful to humans—it is non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. Monolithic aerogels such as those found here on are generally safe to handle and experiment with.

Why is Aerogel so expensive?

Aerogel preparation involves expensive precursors, chemicals, and the need for supercritical drying, making the production relatively more expensive compared to the current conventional building insulations.

Can you breathe through Aerogel?

Most of the particulate released during aerogel handling was respirable. This means the particles can be inhaled deep into the lungs. Many participants who handled aerogel insulation reported upper respiratory tract irritation, or very dry or chapped skin.

Can you cut aerogel?

Flat blades cut aerogel very well and fast but can cause severe shatter of aerogel in mishaps. Vibrating blade or core works well for mm paths but would not work well for cm depths.

Is aerogel A?

Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component for the gel has been replaced with a gas without significant collapse of the gel structure. Aerogels are produced by extracting the liquid component of a gel through supercritical drying or freeze-drying.

Who are the suppliers of aerogel in the UK?

Aerogel Uk Ltd, Aerogel Wallboard, Magnesium Silicate Aerogel Board, Magnesium Silicate Board, Magnesium Silicate and Aerogel, Internal Wall Insulation aerogel uk ltd specialist supplier of aerogel thin insulation products to industry and the DIY sector.

What do you need to know about Aerogel insulation?

We supply a complete range of Aerogel Internal Wall Insulation systems for the retrofit of heritage buildings as well as new buildings where space is critical. Aerogel UK is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of aerogel insulation – paving the way for aerogel to become a widespread material in the home and industry.

How big is thermablok aerogel 10mm insulation blanket?

– The remarkable Thermablok Aerogel 10mm Insulation Blanket is fabricated onto a rigid and hydroscopic MgO carrier board (either 6mm or 9mm) to create the thinnest unique composite insulation boards called ThermaSlim Internal Wall / Reveal Insulation.

How does thermablok aerogel affect the life of a building?

Thermablok Aerogel, being hydrophobic, is not affected by moisture or age, and provides major energy savings for the life of the building. A single 10mm thickness of Thermablok Aerogel Insulation Blanket increases the insulation factor of a standard solid wall construction by up to 67%.