Polymer aerogels get nearer to high volume production
The aerogel market is dominated by silica-based materials; IDTechEx Research calculate this to be over 98% in 2019 by revenue.
Out of the lab and into a plane: Materials making aircraft lighter
In the aerospace sector reducing the weight is one of the greatest constant priorities. Due to the high technical requirements, economic and legislative drivers, and relatively deep pockets, aerospace is often the first significant adopter of emerging lightweight materials. This article highlights some of these materials at different stages of technology readiness and suggests what their initial application will be.
Update from March 2018.
Aerogel Technolgies produce monolithic aerogel products with a specific focus on polymer aerogels
Superlight aerogel material supersized for vehicle manufacture
A new breakthrough in the manufacturing of aerogels, the world's lightest solid materials, promises to make the plastics used to make airplanes, cars, and electronics ten times lighter.
New directions for the aerogel market
Alternatives to silica aerogel panel and blanket composites are beginning to gain traction. Silica aerogel granule and powder products are becoming more pronounced as progressively more companies emerge. Meanwhile polymer aerogels are a different class of the material, which can have the potential to act as interesting alternatives to traditional plastic and composite products.
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Stephen Steiner (Founder and CEO) from Aerogel Technologies. Aerogel Technologies produce monolithic aerogel products with a specific focus on polymer aerogels
IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Francisco Ruiz (CEO), Digambar Nadargi (CTO) and Kanda Philippe (Senior Engineer) from Keey-Aerogel. A company that provides bespoke aerogel synthetic solutions.
Is it critical to go supercritical for lightweight aerogel materials?
Last week, IDTechEx attended the international seminar on aerogels. It was held in Sophia Antipolis, France, with industrial and academic representatives displaying the latest properties, manufacturing techniques, applications and products in aerogel technologies.