Aerogels: A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 9, 2010
Aerogels, composed of 90-98% air, represents the lightest solids known to man. These compounds are ultra-light, low-density solids with remarkable optical, mechanical and thermal properties. For years, Aerogels have been prominently used in commercial high-technology and government funded projects and niche industries, which require high-efficiency material. In future, with technological advancements and reduction in production cost, the global market for aerogels is expected to include over 800 product lines.
Aerogels find application in wide range of industries including, electrical & electronics, particle physics, aerospace, medicine, apparel, automotive, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, construction, space, cryogenics and shipping industries. Acoustic and thermal insulation applications represent the largest end-use market as stated by the new market research report on Aerogels. Consumption of aerogels is expected to improve further in energy, apparel, architecture and electronics sectors.
To overcome the disadvantages associated with high production cost, aerogel manufacturers are emphasizing on cost reduction and innovative methods of production. Aerogel costs are mainly associated with the energy, extraction process, supercritical drying process, and raw materials including sodium silicate, methanol, and resorcinol. Over the years advancements have been made to reduce the manufacturing costs. Key players profiled in the report include American Aerogel Corporation, Aspen Aerogels, Inc., Cabot Corporation, CF Technologies, Inc. Dow Corning Corporation, Marketech International, Inc., TAASI Corporation, among others.
The report titled "Aerogels: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides review of market trends, technological overview, product introductions/innovations, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of value and volume sales for regions including The United States, Europe, Pacific and Rest of World. End-Use markets analyzed include Thermal & Acoustic Insulation, Consumer Products, Sensors & Instrumentation, Medical, Aerospace and Energy
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