Zero-Loft™ Aerogels Product Information
Composed of over 90% air, aerogel is a highly effective insulator with the lowest thermal conductivity of any solid. Zero-Loft™ Aerogels has turned aerogel into an extremely strong, durable, and flexible material that is two to eight times more effective than traditional insulation. Zero-Loft™ Aerogels insulation is thin, compression-resistant, breathable and waterproof – the ideal choice for outdoor products.
- Highest thermal performance
- Minimum weight and thickness
- Loft not required to maintain R value
- Doesn’t compress or lose performance under load
- Waterproof yet allows vapor transmission
- Increased fashion and design elements
- Durable in normal wash/dry cycle
Other insulation materials require loft to achieve their insulation value. Pressure causes these materials to compress dramatically and lose their loft along with their insulating capacity. Zero-Loft™ Aerogels does not need loft to deliver its high insulation value and it barely compresses, even in a foot bed under adult weight. At 15 psi pressure, aerogel insulation retains over 85% of its original thickness and over 97% of its original thermal performance. No other insulation can match this performance.Zero-Loft™ Aerogels is high performance insulation used in place of lofted insulation. Typically only 2mm of
WHAT’S BEHIND THE AMAZING PERFORMANCE OF ZEROLOFT AEROGEL?
It is made of 99.8% air, air is locked in a solid material and cannot escape even under 600 psi.
It provides 39 times more insulating capacity than the best fiberglass insulation
It is chemically identical yet 3,000 times less dense than glass.
|Zero-Loft™ Aerogel is required to increase the thermal performance of outerwear 2 to 3 times over typical down or lofted polyester, especially in compression areas. |
Zero-Loft™ Aerogels’ thermal performance is not affected by compression.
Zero-Loft™ Aerogels has the highest R value of any insulation, translating into the highest practical Clo value (thermal resistance of clothing as it relates to human comfort).
This greatly reduces the relative weight of a garment required to meet a given Clo value.