Insulation Materials

materials and coatings
Numerous applications for residential, commercial, and industrial energy use

From aerogels and organic polymers to phenolic-impregnated carbon ablators and powder-filled insulating layers, NASA's breakthrough materials have the potential to significantly impact:

  • Insulation for steam pipes, oil and gas pipelines,
    and factory pipes
  • Heat shields in automobiles
  • Insulation in temporary inflatable shelters and protective clothing
  • Refrigeration for food and medical supplies in remote environments

The flexible, lightweight, and thermal properties will conserve energy, reduce repair costs, and save lives.


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