Why Use Magnesium Silicate Board With Aerogel?
Why Use Magnesium Silicate Board With Aerogel ?
Magnesium Silicate board is vapour open (breathable), hygroscopic and capillary
active. These are mechanical properties that are essential for a wall to be regarded as breathable. In combination with Aspen Aerogel blanket this system provides a vapour open solution to internal wall insulation materials which minimises the impact of insulating the interior of older buildings.
In addition Magnesium Silicate boards also have the following properties :
Strong and resilient
Fireproof (A1 non-combustible)
Exhibit good acoustic dampening
Good thermal performance
Hygroscopic - acts as a moisture buffer. The board absorbs moisture when humidity is high and then releases it when the humidity in the room drops - without damage to the structure of the board.