Blueshift’s polymer aerogel, AeroZero®, provides a wide range of performance properties enabling innovation in multi-layer structures. AeroZero® will laminate to a variety of materials including metals, plastics, woods, fabrics, fibers, and many more.
Versatile Thermal Control Material
AeroZero® enables product designers to create lighter and higher-performing composite structures through processes already in use. AeroZero® films or wafers can be added to composites through lamination. AeroZero® powder can be added to resins or melt-extruded polymers without sacrificing mechanical strength. As a polymer material, AeroZero® will seamlessly bond with other materials, bringing the benefits of an aerogel to a variety of structural applications.
Polymer Specialty Compounding
AeroZero® powder can be added to traditional resins to improve thermal insulation without sacrificing strength.
Polymer Aerogel Laminates
AeroZero® bonds with a wide variety of surfaces and materials, making it easy to integrate into existing designs. Our applications engineering team continues to develop lamination processes and will work with you to incorporate AeroZero® into your material designs.
AeroZero® bonds with to the following materials:
- Metals: Copper, Aluminum, Steel, Titanium, and others
- Fiber Products: Woven and Nonwoven Fabrics, Papers, and similar
- Plastic Films: Polyester, Polyethylene, Polyimide, Polyvinyl fluoride, and others
- Other Materials: Glass, Graphite, Graphene, Metal Oxides, and others
Benefits of AeroZero® as an ingredient in Composite Materials
AeroZero’s® unique material properties empower innovative composite material designs. With a density of 0.20 g/cm3, 86% lower than the density of normal polyimides (1.4 g/cm3), AeroZero® will offer structural integrity while decreasing total weight.
AeroZero’s® low thermal conductivity makes it an ideal material to use in composite structures subject to a wide temperature envelope. With an expected thermal conductivity of just 30mW/KM, the nanoscale voids that make up AeroZero® significantly slow heat to transfer through the substance.
With a dielectric constant of only 1.15, AeroZero® has RF transparency, which cuts down on radio frequency disruptions. AeroZero’s RF transparency enables a variety of innovative designs in the aerospace and communications industries.
AeroZero® possesses impressive mechanical strength relative to its density. When used in multilayer structures, AeroZero® provides outstanding mechanical durability in a wide operating temperature envelope.
With a machinability index comparable to balsa wood, and no toxic dusting when cut, AeroZero® is an easy material to work with and integrate into existing manufacturing processes.
See What AeroZero® Can Do for You
We work closely with our customers to create customized solutions that tackle application challenges. AeroZero® polymer aerogel has solved product development problems enabling a wide range of industry applications. Learn more about how AeroZero® enables innovative designs and contact Blueshift today.