Ultra-Light and Ultra-Warm Aerogel Fiber


Using sustainable resources, NAMI has developed ultralight and ultra-warm aerogel fibers.

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Commercialisation opportunities
Non-exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

Outdoor garments manufactured by wool need to be thick enough to provide thermal insulation against extreme cold weather. Wool fabric’s high wet pick-up property also leads to poor thermal insulation when it is wetted by heavy rain. NAMI’s ultralight and ultra-warm fibers can complement the wool fiber market and be used in warm clothing for extreme weather.

  • By leveraging NAMI’s fabrication knowhow of functional fibers and sustainable aerogel including those cellulosic based, these ultralight fibers have very high air porosity.
  • These fibers, along with wool fibers, can be knitted into light-weighted fabric to provide extraordinary thermal insulation performance.
Key impact
  • At least 20% lighter in weight than conventional performance active wear 
  • At least 25% warmer than 100% wool-based knit
  • Maintenance of insulation performance even when wool fibers are wetted
  • Outdoor fashion garment and performance active wear for cold and extreme weather conditions
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

As a Materials Expert, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies to support and collaborate with the industry, offering frontier-applied research on advanced materials as well as technology transfer for commercialization success.

NAMI, incorporated in 2006, is designated by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Government as a Research and Development Center for nanotechnology and advanced materials. NAMI undertakes and provides support for market-driven research in nanotechnology and advanced materials, and strives for commercialization of the technologies to benefit the industry and the society at large, as well as re-industrialization to promote the economic growth and sustainability of Hong Kong.