Photos: Extreme fabrics

Photos: Extreme fabrics

Summary: Aspen Aerogels makes materials designed to be not only lightweight but also capable of withstanding extreme cold and heat.

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  • With flame on one side, and a finger on the other, the internal air pockets prevent heat from scorching flesh.

  • More spools of Aspen aerogel. Plane and ship manufacturers use the material, which weighs far less than conventional insulation. Sports apparel maker Burton also uses it in snowboarding coats.

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