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Smart Clothing - Designing with Aerogel

Smart Clothing - Designing with Aerogel

For many years now, clothing manufacturers have known about the remarkable properties of aerogel, a material consisting of little more than a foam substance of air, silica and carbon called aerogel which has incredible insulation properties. But aerogel has always proved to be too difficult to work with and manufacture commercially, and its viability has remained something of a pipe dream.

Now a new company called Oros has found a way to manufacture it in such a way that it doesn’t rub off on the skin. Oros recently launched a Kickstarter campaign where they are retailing a range of clothing that uses aerogel in jackets, gloves and hats and create a commercially viable product in the process.

Read full article here: https://cloudtweaks.com/2016/02/aerogel-smart-clothing/

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