Polyimide Aerogel Thin Films and Stock Shapes Now Available From Blueshift

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – February 9, 2015

Blueshift International Materials, Inc., creators of best-in-class, state-of-the-art, lightweight materials, today announced the availability of AeroZero®, the industry’s first commercially available polyimide aerogel. The high performance material combines the physical and toughness properties of plastic films with the insulation properties of aerogels to create a strong yet lightweight, thin, clean and flexible insulator. AeroZero® works with an array of applications and is ideal for a variety of industries, including aerospace, oil and gas, RF-radar, automotive and building materials.

“AeroZero® was developed to meet the growing need for a dust-free aerogel solution and to support the industry trend toward lightweight constructions,” said Tim Burbey, president, Blueshift International Materials. “Until now, high-end insulation materials have been made from composite structures that integrate a varying combination of materials such as foams, glass fibers and particulate silica aerogels. AeroZero® enables product designers to create lighter and higher performing products with a simple and straightforward approach. AeroZero® can be easily incorporated into composite structures just like existing polymer films and stock shapes are today.”

AeroZero® provides superior thermal and acoustic insulation, high thermal stability and low dielectric constant. The product’s 100 percent polyimide polymer construction eliminates dusting and the requirement for dangerous handling protocols, making it incredibly clean and safe. It also delivers on reliability, flexibility, toughness and strength. AeroZero® can withstand extreme high temperatures as well as cryogenic temperatures, providing aerogel-level thermal conductivity and excellent acoustic insulation. As an aerogel, AeroZero® has outstanding insulating characteristics, second only to vacuums, and it boasts a density approximately 85 percent lower than traditional polyimides.

AeroZero® is the only all polymer film-form and stock-shape aerogel on the market. AeroZero® is provided in rolls up to 3 ft. wide and varying lengths, and is available in thicknesses of 5 mil, 10 mil, and fiber reinforced 10 mil. The stock shapes are available in geometries up to 12” X 12” and 2” thick.

For more information visit: www.blueshiftmaterials.com and learn more about AeroZero® at PLASTEC West in Anaheim from Feb. 10-12, 2015 at the FLEXcon booth #3814.

About Blueshift

Blueshift provides best-in-class state of the art LIGHTWEIGHT materials. Our initial product, AeroZero®, is the first commercially available Polyimide Aerogel in the world. Its creation derives from customer demand for a clean, lightweight, small footprint insulation material.