What is Lumira® aerogel:
Lumira® aerogel, formerly Nanogel® aerogel, provides superior insulating capabilities. Made of a dry silica particulate, Lumira aerogel is completely recyclable, eco-friendly, non-combustible, and Cradle-to-Cradle certified. It is a lightweight insulation and daylighting solution that repels water, retains its properties under compression, and can enhance design options and aesthetics. Although aerogel has been around for over 70 years, in 2003, Cabot Corporation began commercialized production of Lumira aerogel. Their continuous production process allows control of the material's pore size and distribution, allowing for Lumira aerogel to be used in a variety of applications.
Why Utilize Lumira® aerogel:
Multiwall polycarbonate systems used for daylighting can be enhanced by the inclusion of Lumira aerogel. Lumira aerogel-filled polycarbonate sheets can provide cost effective insulation, improve the quality of light, sound dampening, and design flexibility. By increasing the insulation factor, less material needs to be used. Lumira aerogel diffuses light evenly throughout the structure which creates a softer, improved source of light. Acoustic STC values, which are increased in structural polycarbonate with Lumira aerogel, create an improved sound barrier. These factors, when combined with the diverse nature of multiwall polycarbonate in daylighting and insulation systems, allow for greater design flexibility and can meet a variety of needs.
AmeriLux International is the master distributor of LEXAN™ and CoverLite® multiwall polycarbonate sheets in North America. Furthermore, AmeriLux is the sole distributor of Lumira aerogel-filled sheets. Our extensive product line can offer several advantages over the competition:
- Better warranty
- Better fire testing
- Better coatings (Easy Clean, Dripgard, SCIR)
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Lumira® aerogel-filled polycarbonate sheets from AmeriLux International
are a collaborative effort with the following partners:
- Structural polycarbonate systems in the United States
Wasco | Part of VELUX® Commercial
- Structural polycarbonate systems and unit skylights in the United States.
Lumira® aerogel is a registered trademark of Cabot Corporation
LEXAN™ is a registered trademark of SABIC