Crosslinking of Loose Insulating Powders

Lin Simpson (Inventor), Chaiwat Engtrakul (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Described herein are materials and methods useful in the field of insulation, including building materials, refrigeration, cryogenics, and shipping, amongst others. Advantageously, the provided materials and method provide low thermal conductivities and increased mechanical strength, allowing for efficient insulating in a diverse range of applications. The provided materials and methods include individual particles connected by a polymer network that links individual particles and may include hollow or evacuated capsules and various strengthening agents.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,746,264 B2
Filing date5/09/23
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5900-87440


  • acoustic insulation/dampening
  • building materials
  • ceiling/wall panels


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