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Global Aerogel Material Market Consumption and Annual Growth Rate
2017-12-19 16:58:45       From: Tradematt-Aerogel

In the early 1930s, S.S.Kistler, Stanford University, USA, successfully fabricated the silica Aerogel material by supercritical extraction for the first time. The dispersion medium of the Aerogel material is a gas, and the solid phase and the network gap structure of the network as a gel network are both nanoscale. Aerogel material This unique continuous three-dimensional nano-network structure to show its unique properties, such as: high porosity (up to 80% to 99.8%), high specific surface area, low thermal conductivity, low dielectric constant, Low light refractive index, low sound speed and so on.  


In the 1990s, aerogel materials were applied to double-sided window insulation. The success of these practical applications has aroused the interest of scientists in many fields such as materials science, physics and chemistry, the fractal structure of Aerogel, kinetic properties, thermal properties at low temperature and the interaction between network skeletons and molecules. The forefront of topics. In practical applications, aerogels have been applied to Kherenkov detectors, highly efficient thermal insulators, acoustic impedance couplers, and highly efficient rechargeable batteries. Aerogel materials have been listed as one of the 10 most popular science and technology since the 1990s, and are expected to compete with previous generations of magical products such as phenolic resin in the 1930s, carbon fiber in the 1980s, and silicone oil in the 90s Comparable and known as the material that may change the world in the future.
After more than 80 years of development, the aerogels material has gradually entered the stage of industrialization from the research and development stage of the laboratory. Although it is expensive and not widely used, its application in civil, aerospace, military and other high-tech fields is irreplaceable . With the continuous development of modern preparation technology, the cost is further reduced, and its application field will be more and more widely. Aerogel lightweight, composite and flexible will be the 21st century Aerogel super insulation materials, the main direction of development.
According to the "Research Report on the Development Trend and Investment Strategy of China's Aerogel Industry in 2017-2022" issued by China, it is pointed out that with the maturity of industrial technology and the penetration of Aerogel products in areas such as aerospace and building energy conservation, In the past five years, the demand for plastic products grew at an average annual growth rate of about 10%. In 2013, the market size of global Aerogel demand reached US $ 768 million, an increase of 8.3% over the same period of previous year. In 2014, the industry scale was approximately US $ 852 million, an increase of 10.9% as compared with the same period in 2013; the global Aerogel materials market in 2015 reached US $ 926 million , An increase of 8.7% over 2014.
Global Aerogel materials Demand Market Scale, 2009-2015
Demand scale: millions of dollars
Year-on-year increase