Great size for experiments or small projects. Spaceloft is a fantastic insulator, touted as the best performing insulator on the market today. You can obtain an R-Value of R30.9 with a thickness of just three inches with this product. It has been used in the most extreme conditions on earth, by people climbing mount Everest and to protect vital components NASA sent into space.Spaceloft can be used in construction where space is at a premium and quality cannot be compromised. Since the 1930's it has been too expensive and cost prohibitive to use for anything except projects with no budgetary constraints.
Spaceloft is a proven, effective insulator in Oil and Gas, Building and Construction, Aerospace, Automotive, Cold Chain and other industries requiring maximum thermal protection within tight space and weight constraints. There are probably millions of uses for this type of insulation. But if you have a tight area to insulate and you need the greatest R-Value for the space. You can make a super refrigeration or freezer shell with this insulation. It is Hydrophobic, which means it will not absorb water.
So, moisture from condensation is not a problem. Aspen Aerogels manufactures many types of Aerogel insulation for various temperatures. These insulating mats are made of different materials fibrous glass, PET, Polyester, etc. And are all impregnated with aerogel particles for insulation value. Though the aerogel will withstand a wide range of temperatures alone, the fiberous materials supporting the Aerogel particles will only withstand the temperatures stated in the description (lighting a sample on fire thats only rated for 390F when the flame itself is 800F+ will inevitably cause the product to burn).
Some info from the web. Despite the fact that we are now living in the 21st century, Aerogel insulation seems like a material out of science-fiction. It is the lightest solid known, although by volume it is 99% air. It is breathable, but it doesn't absorb water.
It is incredibly strong for its weight. But most importantly, it is a fantastic insulator. Some specialty insulation companies are now producing aerogel products that can be used for building insulation, although the largest market for the material is still in industry.Aerogel insulation is also exciting because it provides good benefit with a thin profile. A couple products are now available on the market, although their use is still constrained because of the relatively high cost of the material. Makes an aerogel blanket called Spaceloft. Is such a good insulator that a blowtorch on one side cannot light a match on the opposite side.
While that is an extreme case, it demonstrates the effectiveness of the material. And if you are a numbers geek, a typical aerogel insulation blanket has a thermal conductivity of 0.091 BTU-in/hr-sq. F at an ambient temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, corresponding to an R-value of R-10.3 per inch. That's nearly double the insulation value of the best rigid insulation boards currently available. Is a 57-inch wide roll of aerogel material available in 0.20 in.
Spaceloft is a useful product for insulating existing walls in retrofit situations where it is important to minimize the amount of floor area lost to building up wall insulation. An old brick building can be a beautiful thing, but brick makes a poor insulator.Instead of building a new insulated wall against the existing wall that would be 4 thick (or more), a Spaceloft blanket covered by drywall can achieve similar energy-efficiency in a wall covering that is less than an inch thick. Is a flexible aerogel composite blanket designed for insulating buildings and apparel. With a thermal conductivity of 14 mW m.
Spaceloft is approximately two and half times better insulating than Styrofoam. Great for home insulation, winter clothing, science projects, and any application where thermal insulation is needed and space is at a premium. Maximum temperature is 390°F/200°C, density is 0.15 g cm. (2.45 oz/69 g per square foot).Synthetic amorphous silica is oleophilic, so it readily absorbs the oils from your skin. This characteristic is why synthetic amorphous silica is used in cosmetics as an anti-sheen agent. For worker comfort when working with Spaceloft® aerogel blanket insulation, we recommend safety eyewear, work gloves, long sleeves, and long-legged work clothes.
Respiratory protection is recommended if dust exposures exceed occupational exposure limits. Aerogel dust is easily washed from the skin and clothing using soap and water. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Building Materials & Supplies\Insulation & Accessories\Insulation". The seller is "bem_energy" and is located in this country: US.