NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Aerogels is
introducing Spaceloft Insul-Cap, a new nanotechnology-based aerogel
insulation product that adds R-value to wood- and steel-frame buildings,
improving their energy efficiency.
Spaceloft Insul-Cap is made of a 3/8" thick strip of flexible aerogel
blanket, the world's most efficient insulation material. The strips are
applied onto a building's framing, inside or outside, prior to sheathing.
This eliminates thermal bridging, in which heat travels through the
framing, resulting in heating or cooling loss.
Spaceloft Insul-Cap can add up to an R4.0 to standard wall framing,
with dramatic results:
* The thermal performance of a steel-frame wall can improve 40 percent,
increasing to R11, the equivalent of a wood-frame wall.
* A wood-frame wall's thermal performance can improve by more than
This can save the average homeowner up to $750 per year in energy costs
and reduce the average home carbon footprint by several tons per year.
Spaceloft Insul-Cap's thin 3/8" profile allows it to fit between
framing and sheathing without altering standard construction. It is applied
in strips with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing or staples. It can be
customized to fit on headers, rim joists, corners, rafters, window flashing
and other hard-to- insulate areas.
To see a demonstration of Spaceloft Insul-Cap, visit Aspen Aerogels at
booth 1462 at the 2007 METALCON show in Las Vegas, Oct. 3-5.
About Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
Aspen Aerogels supplies nanotechnology-enabled aerogel insulation
products that are two to four times more effective than traditional
insulation materials. Aspen Aerogels' solutions deliver thermal and other
benefits that enable customers to conserve energy and save money in a
variety of industries including: building and construction, oil and gas
production and processing, LNG shipping and storage, outdoor apparel,
appliance, transportation, military and aerospace.
SOURCE Aspen Aerogels