Aerogel insulation and Cryogel with integral vapour barrier - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Aerogel insulation and Cryogel with integral vapour barrier

I am wondering if anyone has experience or knowledge of Aerogel insulation and Cryogel insulation. Cryogel Z is an insulation blanket with an integral vapour barrier. Would this be a alternative to ensolite and other foam insulation and would the vapour barrier be sufficient to have as an interior surface in our trailers.

Found this material on the net.

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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Well, I found loose Aerogel on the Interwebs for about $50 a gallon and a 12" x 12" sheet 5 mm thick for $30. Yes, this stuff would be pretty good insulation but the cost seems still a bit prohibitive.

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Old 03-26-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
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Over on the Airstream forums there's a topic complete with videos: Anyone tried aerogel insulation? - Airstream Forums ignore the ads, just like here you have to be a member for those things to disappear.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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I read an article on Aerogel sheets last year. Amazing properties, over r10 per inch. However, I think it was quoted at about $2 a square foot, which puts it out of reach for most of us.
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