Global consumption of airgel materials market and annual growth rate

The early 1930s, a professor at Stanford University in the United States for the first time S.S.Kistler silica successfully prepared using supercritical extraction Aerogels material. Such airgel materials the dispersion medium is a gas, a solid phase and a void structure of the gel network backbone network are nanoscale. Such airgel materials unique continuous three-dimensional network structure so that it exhibits unique properties, such as: high porosity (80% to 99.8%), high surface area, low thermal conductivity, low dielectric constant, low refractive index, low acoustic velocity and so on. In the 1990s, the airgel material has been used in two-sided window insulation. The success of these practical applications of research sparked interest in many fields of materials science scientist, physics and chemistry, fractal structure of aerogels, interactions between the dynamic properties, thermal properties and low temperature and molecular backbone network became the basic research the topics at the forefront. In practical application, airgel materials have been applied Kherenkov detectors, efficient insulation material, the acoustic impedance of the coupling material, preparative high performance rechargeable battery or the like. Airgel material is listed as one of the top 10 science and technology, and is expected to previous generations of magical products since the 1990s, such as phenolic resin of the 1930s , the carbon fiber in the 1980s and silicone comparable 1990s, and are known as a material future may change the world. China currently has Shaoxing Nano-Tech Co., Ltd., Shanxi Tianyi nano-materials Technology Co., Ltd., Guangdong Alison high-tech Co., Ltd., a few companies, but its production scale are small, powder-based products with airgel, the main application in the field of industrial insulation and construction industries. Airgel materials After 80 years of development, has gradually entered the stage of research and development from the laboratory of industrial application stage, although expensive, not widely applied, but the application of high technology in the field of civil, aerospace, military and other currently can not be replaced . With the continuous development of modern preparation technology, to further reduce costs, its applications will become an increasingly widespread. Airgel lightweight, composite and flexible will be the main direction of development of airgel super-insulation material of the 21st century. Chilean research Consulting released \”2017–2022 China\’s airgel industry trends and investment strategy research report\” pointed out: As the technology has matured to the level of industryAirgel product penetration efforts and aerospace, building energy and other fields deepened, the past five years the scale of demand for plastic products average annual growth rate of around 10%. 2013 size of the global airgel market demand to reach $ 768 million, an increase of 8.3% scale; in 2014 the industry about $ 852 million, an increase of 10.9% over the same period in 2013; in 2015 the global airgel market size of $ 926 million , an increase of 8.7% over 2014. 2009–2015 global airgel market size of demand trends

[123 ]

2009

526

2010

563

2011

2012

[ 123] 709

11.5%

2013

768

8.3%

852

926

year the scale of demand: one million US dollars grew
[123 ] 7.0%
636 13.0%
[ 123] 2014
10.9% 2015
8.7% Source: Chilean Research Data Center sort out

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