# How much does Spaceloft insulation cost?

## How much does Spaceloft insulation cost?

Quantity Discounts

10-mm Thickness
Area (sq ft) 24.17-48.32 48.33-72.49
Length (ft @ 58″ wide) 5 to 10 10 to 15
Price/sq ft \$13.85 \$11.90

## What is Spaceloft?

Aspen Aerogels’ Spaceloft® is a flexible aerogel composite blanket designed for insulating buildings and apparel. Great for home insulation, winter clothing, science projects, and any application where thermal insulation is needed and space is at a premium.

Can you insulate a house with aerogel?

The porous structure of that nanomaterial makes it difficult for heat to pass through. As a result, aerogels make very good and light-weight insulators. But now, a handful of aerogel companies are offering thin blankets that serve as replacements for traditional fiberglass, foam, or cellulose insulation.

How much does aerogel insulation cost?

Even though producing more aerogel at a time would bring its price down, the process and materials alone come with a high price tag of about \$1.00 per cubic centimeter. At about \$23,000 per pound, aerogel is currently more expensive than gold [source: NASA JPL, FAQs]!

### How do you find the R-value of thermal conductivity?

Calculate the R-value by taking the reciprocal of the conductivity C to get R = 1/3.93 = 0.254 kelvin-meter^2/watt. You can also calculate the R-value directly as R = L/K = 0.305/1.2 = 0.254 kelvin-meter^2/watt. Notice that the thicker the material is, the higher the R-value is.

### What is the R-value of Aerogel?

R-40/m
Aerogel is an extremely good thermal insulator, which at a pressure of one-tenth of an atmosphere has an R-value of R-40/m, compared to R-3.5/m for a fiberglass blanket.

Is aerogel used in construction?

Due to their low thermal conductivity and acoustic property for noise abatement, aerogels could be used in buildings, as well as for adsorption and catalysis in indoor air purification, photocatalysis in environmental clean-up, non- combustibility (inorganic aerogels) in fire retardation boards in kitchens.

What is the R-value of aerogel?

## What are the disadvantages of aerogel?

Disadvantages: Increased density (typically about one-third to one-half the density of water) Decreased clarity (from translucent to foggy to opaque) Decreased surface area (by about half)

## What is the thinnest insulation with the highest R-value?

Thermablok® Aerogel
Thermablok® Aerogel is a revolutionary advancement in thermal technology offering the thinnest insulation available to prevent thermal and cold bridging. Classed as a Super Insulation, Aerogel has the highest insulation value of any known material with the lowest thermal conductivity value of any solid (0.015W/mK).

What is the highest rated wall insulation?

Closed cell foam has the highest R-value of any insulation, around R-6.2 per inch, but can be expensive; open-cell foam insulation values are around R-3.7 per inch of thickness.

What does progel stand for in medical category?

Progel™ is a specialized product designed with a unique combination of strength, flexibility and adherence that allow it to expand and contract with the lung during respiration.

### How much does a SpaceLoft blanket cost per sq ft?

From: \$10.83 per sq. ft. Aspen Aerogels’ Spaceloft ® is a flexible aerogel composite blanket designed for insulating buildings and apparel.

### What’s the maximum density of a SpaceLoft blanket?

Engineered for unmatched thermal insulating performance in construction, home insulation, oil pipelines, physical plants, refineries, refrigerators, winter clothing, and any application where thermal insulation is needed and space is at a premium. Maximum temperature is 390°F/200°C, density is 0.15 g cm -3 (5 oz/140 g per square foot).