Volume 90 Issue 14 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 2, 2012

Cabot Aerogel Finds Home In New York

Department: Business
Keywords: aerogel, architecture, silica
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The apartment building known as TEN23 opened in January.
Credit: Cabot Corp.
A 12-story apartment building in New York City (shown) has become the world’s first large residential project to use Cabot Corp.’s Lumira brand aerogel in its windows.
 
The apartment building known as TEN23 opened in January.
Credit: Cabot Corp.

A 12-story apartment building in New York City has become the world’s first large residential project to use Cabot Corp.’s Lumira brand aerogel to provide daylight. Aerogel, a porous silica considered the world’s best insulator, was incorporated into translucent glass panels created by Advanced Glazings. Thanks to aerogel’s insulating properties, the panels have the same insulation value as that of a solid exterior wall, Cabot says.

 
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