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Thermablok® Aerogel is a revolutionary advancement in thermal technology and does not rely on a vacuum or heavy molecular gases to insulate. Classed as a Super Insulation, Aerogel has the highest insulation value of any known material with the lowest thermal conductivity value of any solid (0.013W/mK). It is available for use in building construction and energy efficiency retrofits, and is an invaluable solution for hard to treat areas, especially where space is at a premium with critical tolerances to be achieved.
All types of buildings with thermal bridging can benefit from the super thin, Super Insulation properties of Thermablok Aerogel to save valuable space, and for historic, period and listed buildings with architectural detailing, it offers a solution for an otherwise impossible area to insulate, with minimum effect on character.
Most heat transmission through walls is passed directly through the building envelope, be it masonry, block or timber / steel frame.
This process is known as thermal bridging.
Thermablok Aerogel works by breaking this thermal bridging link whilst being totally breathable, ensuring a healthy, durable working building with a natural ability to repel liquid (hydrophobicity) whilst allowing the passage and release of moisture vapour.
Thermablok Aerogel, being hydrophobic, is not affected by moisture or age, and provides major energy savings for the life of the building. A single 10mm thickness of Thermablok Aerogel Insulation Blanket increases the insulation factor by up to 67%.
Thermablok Aerogel is available in a number of different products. Self adhesive Thermablok Aerogel Strips can be applied in seconds to a building’s substrate for localised insulation. In addition Thermablok Aerogel Insulation Blanket material offers complete coverage, whilst Thermablok Aerogel Magnesium Oxide Insulation Board Systems offer a composite, capillary active rigid carrier board solution for both vertical and horizontal assemblies.
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Thermablok Aerogel Insulation Blanket
Thermablok Aerogel Wall Isolation Strips
Thermablok Aerogel Magnesium Silicate Wall and Ceiling Insulation Board
Thermablok Aerogel Magnesium Silicate Floor Insulation Board
Known as aerogel (also referred to as “frozen smoke”) this amazing substance has been difficult to adapt to most uses because of its fragility. Thermablok material however overcomes this by using a unique fiber to suspend a proprietary formula of aerogel so that it can be bent or compressed while still retaining its amazing insulation properties.
The use of space age aerogel composite technology, used in the Space Shuttle and NASA Mars exploration, has produced a material that not only has the lowest thermal conductivity rating of any thermal insulation product known (0.0078 Btu/ft-hr-F), but has exceptional acoustical properties as well. A single layer of Acoustiblok Sound Isolation Membrane on each side of a metal stud / gypsum board wall yields an STC of 57 (the virtual equivalent of 600mm of poured concrete, STC 58). Adding a strip of Thermablok on each side of the stud signifigantly reduces the remaining sound transmission or flanking path. ie. the mechanical link the stud creates through the wall.
While sounding too good to be true, for something so simple to produce such incredible results, the figures are substantiated by the U.S Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and J. M. Laboratory, which compared two identical (metal stud/gypsum board) walls: One wall with one strip of the material on each 50mm x 100mm stud edge (one side only) and the second wall without the material. A 6mm thickness of Thermablok Aerogel strip insulation on the studs alone increased the insulation factor by 30% and a 9mm thickness increased the insulation factor by 42%.