Recyclable aerogel-filled bricks improve building insulation

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A materials science and technology company based in Switzerland, Empa, has created the Aerobrick to vastly improve building insulation. Aerogels are solid materials made from nano air pockets, and the research team behind the new brick has already used aerogel in a new type of insulating plaster, which allows for historical buildings to be renovated without altering their appearance. The scientists have now found a way to change the gel into a paste to easily fill building bricks. The aerogel-filled bricks absorb almost no moisture and are vapor permeable, as well as able to withstand temperatures of up to 300 degrees…

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