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I saw a video demo of this Aarmourtherm Foam tonight at my in-laws on the "Caught On Camera" show. Guy makes an edible super insulating foam. He scoops some up and then takes a cutting torch to the goop in his hand. Then after cooking the foam he eats a tablespoon of the stuff.

I am just wondering if the RMH guru's have heard of it?

I was also thinking about the shipable cores and how this stuff might make this a more weight efficient reality.

http://www.aarmourtherm.net/

 
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Erik; Interesting stuff... at their website ,they mention that their test piece made entirely of their product was "rather fragile" reminds me of a cast core with fireclay and perlite... works great as an insulator but is very fragile when adding wood. If its not to expensive to get a fair amount, then using it to surround a brick core as an insulator might be worth a try. The possible commercial uses of this as a biodegradable insulator are staggering... if it gets main stream acceptance. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Erik and Thomas :I may have missed something myself in watching the video and reading what I could find . My question is 1 )how stable is this

and does it have a 2 ) long-lasting capability in a solid (Weight bearing Form ! )

We already have Aerogel and a Graphene form of Aerogel That are stable and these materials are added to paints and coatings to provide insulation

And some fire protection - see link below :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2296223/Lightest-material-Graphene-aerogel-balanced-atop-petals-flower.html


While this is a fantastic material and is capable of being weight bearing see link Below :


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel#/media/File:Aerogelbrick.jpg


There are problems with some forms of Aerogel being too Hydrophilic - some even dissolve in water !And its durability and "Wear" capabilities .

-Almost everyone who now attempts to surmount the worlds tallest peaks wears super thin / super insulating Aerogel clothing !

-We certainly do live in interesting times - Hopefully we will see more on this topic covered by a more knowledgeable reporter !

For the Good of the Craft ! Big AL
 
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