Aerogel by Cabot Corporation: Versatile Properties for Many Applications

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Part of the Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies book series (Adv.Sol-Gel Deriv. Materials Technol.)

Abstract

Cabot Corporation manufactures a hydrophobic aerogel in granular form sold worldwide. This contribution outlines the history of the company, the basic Cabot process, and several but not exhaustive applications in the field of architectural daylighting, building insulation, oil and gas pipelines, LNG and cryogenic applications, outdoor gear and apparel, coatings and specialty chemicals, and personal care. Four different products are described and their properties are discussed.

Keywords

Cellulose Porosity Foam Platinum Transportation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cabot CorporationBillericaUSA

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