The AEROPAN is composed by the innovative combination of a flexible nanoporous aerogel blanket made of a silica aerogel with PET felt fiber and a coating plate made in thermoplastic composites. AEROPAN is made of fully recyclable materials. AEROPAN is a self-sustaining panel, this enables to improve the product robustness, as well as easier and faster installation.
To achieve the new self-sustaining AEROPAN panel, an innovative lightweight reinforced thermoplastic (LWRT) low pressure molding production process needs to be set-up.
This one-shot process will allow tuning the mechanical properties (e.g. flexural strength and elastic module) and the shape of AEROPAN panels, by reducing at the same time the use of raw materials and processing time, saving GHG emissions and drop the overall energy consumption.