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American Aerogel Corporation: Organic Aerogel Commercialization

  • Robert Mendenhall
Chapter
Part of the Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies book series (Adv.Sol-Gel Deriv. Materials Technol.)

Abstract

American Aerogel produces an organic monolithic aerogel panel called Aerocore. Its properties have been optimized for the mass production of vacuum insulation panels (VIPs). This contribution summarizes the history of the company and describes the Company’s materials.

Keywords

Organic Aerogel Radiation Thermal Conductivity Solid Thermal Conductivity Aerogel Material Pearl Necklace 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American Aerogel CorporationRochesterUSA

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