NAM has filed the patent for the innovative and environmentally friendly process of EcoAerogel production. The project stems from a study carried out on the rice husk ashes, a material obtained by the incineration of a waste of rice processing.
The aerogels presently on the market are little used for their cost, resist up to temperatures of about 600 ° C and possess outstanding properties, including the best possible thermal insulation.
EcoAerogel by NAM while not losing these properties keeps unchanged its characteristics up to temperatures of about 1100 ° C and is obtained by a process that aims to lower both the costs and the environmental impact.
the highest thermal insulation: architectural and devices insulation, portable coolers, refrigerated transport vehicles, cryogenic devices;
the ultralow density: insulation with minimal weight;
the high temperature resistance: firefighting industry;
the lowest sound speeds: transducers for ultrasonic sensors, range finders, speakers;
the best electric insulation: spacers for vacuum electrodes and vacuum display spacers;
the very high porosity and internal surface area: catalysts, absorbers, sensors, ion exchangers and fuel storage.
For more information about the history of the aerogel and its features, here are some useful links:
Below there is a video where you can see a block of EcoAerogel by NAM in contact with the flame of the Bunsen