NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTM International recently issued a first-ever generic material specification for aerogel insulation. "ASTM C1728-12, Standard Specification for Flexible Aerogel Insulation" establishes minimum performance standards for aerogel-based insulation materials such as Aspen Aerogels' Cryogel®, Pyrogel® and Spaceloft® products.
"This is an important milestone for our customers, employees and company as a whole," said Don Young, president and CEO of Aspen Aerogels. "We believe that the new ASTM standard reflects the growing acceptance of aerogel technology among end users, engineers, distributors and contractors."
Since their launch in 2006, Aspen Aerogels' products have been specified and used by many of the world's largest oil producers, refiners and petrochemical companies and by innovative companies within the power, building & construction, transportation and other market sectors.
"ASTM C1728-12 helps protect aerogel users from inferior materials by ensuring that products complying with the standard deliver the extraordinary thermal performance that aerogels are known for. We believe that the standard will also simplify the specification of aerogel insulation by capturing all relevant performance parameters within a single, easily-referenced document," said Young.
The following Aspen Aerogels products adhere to the performance guidelines of ASTM C1728:
- Cryogel Z and Cryogel 10201 adhere to ASTM C1728-12, Type I, Grade 1B
- Pyrogel XT and Pyrogel XTF adhere to ASTM C1728-12, Type III, Grade 1A
- Spaceloft adheres to ASTM C1728-12, Type II, Grade 1B
About Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
Aspen Aerogels (www.aerogel.com) supplies reinforced, flexible aerogel insulation products that provide up to five times the thermal performance of other widely-used insulation materials. Aspen's aerogel insulation delivers thermal and other benefits that enable customers to conserve energy and to save money in many industries including oil and gas production and processing, LNG transportation and storage, building and construction, outdoor apparel, appliances, transportation, military and aerospace. Headquartered in Northborough, Mass., Aspen manufactures its Cryogel, Pyrogel and Spaceloft products at a state-of-the-art, high-capacity plant in East Providence, R.I.
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