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Home > Press > New Spaceloft(R) Insul-Cap(TM) From Aspen Aerogels Improves Thermal Efficiency of Wall Framing

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Aspen Aerogels is introducing Spaceloft Insul-Cap, a new nanotechnology-based aerogel insulation product that adds R-value to wood- and steel-frame buildings, improving their energy efficiency.

New Spaceloft(R) Insul-Cap(TM) From Aspen Aerogels Improves Thermal Efficiency of Wall Framing

NORTHBOROUGH, MA | Posted on September 18th, 2007

Spaceloft Insul-Cap is made of a 3/8" thick strip of flexible aerogel blanket, the world's most efficient insulation material. The strips are applied onto a building's framing, inside or outside, prior to sheathing. This eliminates thermal bridging, in which heat travels through the framing, resulting in heating or cooling loss.

Spaceloft Insul-Cap can add up to an R4.0 to standard wall framing, with dramatic results:

* The thermal performance of a steel-frame wall can improve 40 percent,
increasing to R11, the equivalent of a wood-frame wall.
* A wood-frame wall's thermal performance can improve by more than
15 percent.

This can save the average homeowner up to $750 per year in energy costs and reduce the average home carbon footprint by several tons per year.

Spaceloft Insul-Cap's thin 3/8" profile allows it to fit between framing and sheathing without altering standard construction. It is applied in strips with a peel-and-stick adhesive backing or staples. It can be customized to fit on headers, rim joists, corners, rafters, window flashing and other hard-to- insulate areas.

To see a demonstration of Spaceloft Insul-Cap, visit Aspen Aerogels at booth 1462 at the 2007 METALCON show in Las Vegas, Oct. 3-5.

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About Aspen Aerogels
Aspen Aerogels supplies nanotechnology-enabled aerogel insulation products that are two to four times more effective than traditional insulation materials. Aspen Aerogels' solutions deliver thermal and other benefits that enable customers to conserve energy and save money in a variety of industries including: building and construction, oil and gas production and processing, LNG shipping and storage, outdoor apparel, appliance, transportation, military and aerospace.

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Contacts:
ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
30 Forbes Road, Building B
Northborough, MA 01532
USA
Tel: 1.508.691.1111
Fax: 1.508.691.1200

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