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2011-06-24 15:52:00

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Aerogels, Inc., an energy efficiency company that designs, develops and manufactures innovative, high-performance aerogel insulation, announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. The number of shares to...

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2011-05-18 08:36:13

By Anne M Stark, LLNL By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses. Aerogels are a class of materials that exhibit the lowest density, thermal conductivity, refractive index and sound velocity of any bulk solid. Aerogels are among the most versatile materials available for technical applications due to their many...

2011-03-01 14:44:57

A spongy substance that could be mistaken for packing material has the nanotechnology world buzzing. University of Central Florida Associate Professor Lei Zhai and postdoctoral associate Jianhua Zou have engineered the world's lightest carbon material in such a way that it could be used to detect pollutants and toxic substances, improve robotic surgery techniques and store energy more efficiently. The new material belongs to the family of the lightest solid, also known by its technical name...

2011-01-12 16:48:13

Scientists are reporting the development of a new, ultra-light form of "frozen smoke" "” renowned as the world's lightest solid material "” with amazing strength and an incredibly large surface area. The new so-called "multiwalled carbon nanotube (MCNT) aerogel" could be used in sensors to detect pollutants and toxic substances, chemical reactors, and electronics components. A report about the material appears in ACS Nano, a monthly journal. Lei Zhai and colleagues explain that...

2010-05-06 12:26:00

TAMPA, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Can the highest insulating material in existence, aerogel, help with the catastrophic BP oil spill off the Louisiana Gulf shore? According to one Tampa Florida company, it can efficiently do what other materials currently in use cannot, even to the point of possibly recovering some of the oil. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100506/FL00563 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090702/FL41200LOGO ) Utilizing NASA aerogel...

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2010-02-04 11:35:00

Case Western Reserve University engineers target industry to oceans An ultra-lightweight sponge made of clay and a bit of high-grade plastic draws oil out of contaminated water but leaves the water behind. And, lab tests show that oil absorbed can be squeezed back out for use. Case Western Reserve University researchers who made the material, called an aerogel, believe it will effectively clean up spills of all kinds of oils and solvents on factory floors and roadways, rivers and oceans. The...

2009-12-08 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA named Thermablok aerogel insulating material to its Top 49 list of products in the newly released 2009 edition of Spinoff, NASA's annual premier publication featuring companies that have successfully adapted NASA technologies to everyday products and made them available to average consumers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090702/FL41200LOGO) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091208/FL22228) In NASA's 2009 Spinoff list,...

2009-11-09 10:29:00

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Aspen Aerogels has been awarded a contract from Technip to supply Spaceloft® advanced aerogel thermal insulation for the Caesar-Tonga subsea tieback to the Constitution spar, located in Green Canyon 680, in the Gulf of Mexico. The tieback system consists of two pipe-in-pipe (PIP) insulated oil flowlines (referred to as North and South Caesar-Tonga flowlines) connected to two insulated flexible risers that originate from the...

2009-09-03 11:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Aerogels http://www.reportlinker.com/p0118043/Aerogels.html This report: Includes an historical and technical review of aerogels, including an outline of different aerogel types and their typical fabrication methods Provides a global market analysis of aerogels, including current technical issues, a review of related recent technological developments, and...

2009-08-17 08:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cabot Corporation's Aerogel business today announced that its patented and patent-pending Nanogel((R)) aerogel Compression Pack(TM) product has been selected by Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC), to insulate 50-km of subsea flowlines for the BP operated Block 31 NE - PVSM project located offshore Angola. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000323/CABOTLOGO ) The project marks the third to be delivered from Cabot's year-old Compression Pack...


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2010-11-15 19:14:10

Silica Gel, made synthetically from sodium silicate, is granular, vitreous, highly porous form of silica. Silica is a naturally occurring mineral that is purified and processed into either granular or beaded form. It has a strong affinity for water molecules. Silica gel is commonly used as a desiccant where it is packed in vapor-permeable plastic in order to control local humidity in order to avoid spoilage or degradation of some goods. Due to their high absorption of moisture and...

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