Like Nothing on Earth

Airloys from Aerogel Technologies are ultralight superinsulating materials with the strength to stand up to real-world applications.

Airloys are a new class of advanced engineering materials that combine the strength of conventional plastics with the low density and superinsulating properties of aerogels.  Airloys are strong, stiff, and tough and are among the world’s best thermal and acoustic insulators.  Like classic aerogels, airloys exhibit ultra high internal surface area and can be electrically insulating or conductive.

Airloys are typically three to ten times lighter than conventional plastics and ceramics and are available in densities ranging from 0.01 to 0.9 g/cc.  Airloys are not restricted in composition to any one particular substance and can be made from ceramics, polymers, carbon, metals, carbides, and combinations thereof.

Airloys are engineered at the sub-micron level to deliver unprecedented performance for lightweight structures, multifunctional superinsulation, oil spill reclamation, batteries, supercapacitors and ultracapacitors, sensors, and catalyst supports.