About Svenska Aerogel
Svenska Aerogel manufactures a unique product – Quartzene® Next Generation Aerogel. Quartzene allows materials to be used in different ways to give them entirely new properties. By adding Quartzene, the end product becomes more efficient by using less material, reducing weight, replacing plastic and saving energy.
Svenska Aerogel helps industries to develop new products with properties that shape the future to be more sustainable.
Svenska Aerogel’s concept for manufacturing Quartzene is unique and addresses sustainability throughout. To produce Quartzene, natural resources are used – silicon, water and energy in a patented environmentally responsible process. The production is designed in modules to be set up at the customer or in customer-dense areas.
Svenska Aerogel has gone from research, via start-up and is now being scaled-up. Today, the company has developed a Svenska Aerogel 2.0 platform with increased production capacity that enables the company to be an industrial partner. The focus today is on the market segments transport, process industry, paper and pulp, as well as real estate and the construction industry. The company has created a customer-centric organization with comprehensive support, international expertise and expanded collaboration with distributors. The objective is to launch new products with Quartzene in selected segments.
The company’s factory is situated in Gävle (1 h 30 min from Arlanda airport) with good air, sea and rail connections. The location is well suited with traditionally high competence in materials technology and process industry.
From aerogel to QUARTZENE
Aerogels have very low density and high porosity. Only 1-15 percent of its volume consists of solid material, whereas the remaining parts consist of the surrounding gas or vacuum.
Based on aerogel attributes, Svenska Aerogel developed the Quartzene material, which, in reality, is a flexible platform of nanoporous material, the chemistry, structure and coating of which can vary. Quartzene is manufactured in a wet chemical process followed by drying phases and a number of finishes tailored to meet the needs of the customer. Once fully developed, the process will use material and energy very efficiently compared to classic aerogel manufacturing.
Quartzene can be adapted to a number of applications thanks to its extremely nano-porous structure and the hydrophilic (water absorbent) or hydrophobic (water repellent) properties of the material.