What are the uses of airgel

13th Conference on
Advanced building skins

1st-2nd October 2018, Bern, Switzerland

13th Conference on
Advanced building skins

1st-2nd October 2018, Bern, Switzerland

13th Conference on
Advanced building skins

1st-2nd October 2018, Bern, Switzerland

13th Conference on
Advanced building skins

1st-2nd October 2018, Bern, Switzerland

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Airgel-based solutions for building envelopes

Airgel - a super insulation material
  • Super insulation material
  • Airgel - historical overview
  • Contemporary and future production methods

Wim Malfait, Empa, Switzerland

Airgel as the basis for the energy efficiency of building envelopes
  • Airgel granules as solutions for the market since 2003
  • Airgel sheets: first step towards practical use in 2008
  • Airgel plaster and panels since 2012

Samuel Brunner, Empa, Switzerland

Airgel plaster for the renovation of facades with historical / cultural significance
  • Properties and experiences (as of 2012)
  • Examples of external insulation
  • Examples of internal insulation

Severin Hartmeier, Fixit, Switzerland

Use of airgel techniques in curtain walls
  • Global aspects of the use of airgel in curtain walls
  • Application of airgel thermal barriers in high-rise buildings
  • Improved energy efficiency in curtain walls through airgel elements

David Appelfeld, Dow Corning Belgium

Minimum energy consumption with maximum use of space: Innovative high-performance facades in compact buildings
  • The thin high-performance facade: combination of airgel insulation and vacuum insulating glass
  • Active PCM windows: energy reduction and increased comfort through translucent thermal mass
  • Quantification of the effects: simulations and building monitoring

Robert L├╝der, Glassx AG, Zurich, Switzerland