FOAMGLAS®: Economy and ecology, all in one.
Effective thermal insulation helps considerably in saving energy, and is therefore a must today. The question of the choice of suitable insulation material can only be answered sensibly by looking at the whole picture:
- ►Does the insulating material convincingly combine economy and ecology?
- ►Does it have a positive energy and emissions balance sheet?
- ►Is its service life above average?
- ►Do its insulating properties remain unchanged and can premature expensive renovations be avoided with it?
FOAMGLAS® comes out outstandingly well in this overall assessment. Long service life, safety, environmental compatibility and economic feasibility make FOAMGLAS® the preferred insulating material for the whole building envelope.
The inorganic safety insulation
FOAMGLAS®, the inorganic safety insulation of cellular glass, has been proving itself for well over fifty years. With its millions of hermetically sealed glass cells, FOAMGLAS® corresponds to the ideal type of an insulating material. Due to the material structure, the vapour barrier is already "built in". FOAMGLAS® is absolutely waterproof and vapour-tight. Due to its cell geometry FOAMGLAS® has extraordinary compressive strength, even under long-term loads.
In addition as further advantages there are the specific properties of the raw material, glass, such as incombustibility, dimensional stability (no shrinking, no swelling, no dishing), acid resistance and resistance to attacks by gnawing animals and insects (no rotting).
Positive ecological and energy balance sheet
FOAMGLAS® consists of pure glass (>60% recycled glass, currently automobile windscreens and waste from the window glass industry). FOAMGLAS® is completely free of CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs and other pollutants. Its extraordinarily long service life has a very positive additional effect on the total FOAMGLAS® energy balance sheet.