Aerogel Technology Advancements Aspen Systems, Inc., Marlborough, Massachusetts .


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Development - another, quick and effective dissolvable extraction process speeds up the creation of top notch aerogels by no less than ten times contrasted with the best in class CO2 drying process. Aerogel Innovation Progressions Aspen Frameworks, Inc., Marlborough, Massachusetts. Photograph.
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Advancement - another, quick and effective dissolvable extraction prepare accelerates the creation of top notch aerogels by no less than ten circumstances contrasted with the best in class CO2 drying process. Aerogel Technology Advancements Aspen Systems, Inc., Marlborough, Massachusetts Photo Accomplishments Aspen Systems is a main maker of aerogels in the United States. Aerogels have high warm protection values, Infrared (IR) protecting, and acoustic and stun assimilation qualities. Aspen has been creating different aerogel items and advancements beginning with a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract in 1993 with NASA at Kennedy Space Center. The work included the advancement of adaptable aerogel protection for cryogenic applications. In March 1999 Aspen imagined a rapid, ease fabricating process for aerogels for which Aspen got the prestigious SBIR Technology of the Year Award in Manufacturing/Materials in November 1999. Aerogel-Insulated Antarctic Expedition Jacket Government/Science Applications Aspen Systems reacted to NASA\'s requirement for an aerogel-based cryogenic protection framework with greatly low warm conductivity that is adaptable, sturdy, and simple to utilize. Model aerogel composite frameworks are right now being field tried at KSC. The fundamental type of the framework is a sweeping made out of aerogel-based composites and radiation shield layers. The last item can be a sweeping, sheet, or clamshell unit, contingent upon the application. Potential space applications incorporate the Reusable Launch Vehicle, Space Shuttle updates, and interplanetary impetus and life bolster hardware. The aerogel composites have been used in the development of two research cryostats, which are as of now utilized for warm estimations at the KSC Cryogenics Test Laboratory. forces, which are regular for space dispatch applications. Commercialization The new procedure gives emotional cost decreases in the produce of aerogels. Aspen arrangements to mass-create aerogels utilizing this new technique and open world markets for building protection, sky facing windows/windows, dress, home apparatuses, aviation, car, cryogenics, and different applications. The potential overall market for ease aerogels is anticipated to be $10 billion a year by 2005. A 1000-liter pilot plant in view of this new aerogel generation process is being worked to begin creation by late 2001. Aspen as of now offers three aerogel product offerings: Cryogel®, Pyrogel®, and Polar Bear™, for low, high, and medium temperature applications, separately. Aspen is likewise delivering an economical, strong, low tidying, and to a great degree adaptable cover called Spaceloft™, and a thin aerogel imbedded texture called Aerotex™, created in an innovative work program. These are propelled renditions of the adaptable aerogel protection initially created under the KSC Phase II SBIR contract. Purposes of Contact: - NASA-James Fesmire 321 867-7557 - Aspen Systems (Kang Lee, 508 481-5058 ext. 124) Company URL: www.aspensystems.com 1998 SBIR Phase II; NAS10-12112 Kennedy Space Center Date of Update 02/14/2001 Success Story #10-017

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