By its heat resistance, the material enables the passive isolation of load bearing areas in buildings as well as passive insulation in areas where high temperatures occur like exhaust systems or furnaces.
In addition, the material isolates not only thermally but also acoustically.
High efficient heat pumps, new kinds of filters for clean air inside cars, trains and airplanes are just some examples of applications.
An international PCT patent application is pending.
On behalf of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the DLR, PROvendis offers access to rights for commercial use as well as the opportunity for further co-development.
Fickler et al (2015). Development of High Performance Aerogel Concrete. Energy Procedia, Vol 78, 406-411.