Unique properties of FOAMGLAS®

 
 
 

 

Time tested thermal performance

Time tested thermal performance

FOAMGLAS® has excellent insulating capabilities and has proven its thermal performance by time. This is due to its hermetically sealed, closed-cell, glass structure. Benefit: Continuously achieves high R-values for the lifetime of the building, ensures reliable energy savings and a comfortable indoor climate all year.

 


 

Waterproof

Waterproof

FOAMGLAS® is water- and vapour proof. As an all-glass, 100% closed cell material it retains all the water-resistant properties of glass. Benefit: No moisture absorption, no condensation, no swelling of FOAMGLAS®: prevents corrosion under insulation.

 


 

Impervious to water vapour

Impervious to water vapour

Each glass cell is hermetically sealed during the manufacturing process ensuring that FOAMGLAS® is totally impervious to water vapour and to all other gases. Benefit: FOAMGLAS® does not require the use of a vapour barrier and the insulated pipe or vessel remains dry to prevent corrosion under insulation. Its thermal insulation value remains constant indefinitely

 


 

Non-combustible

Non-combustible

FOAMGLAS® made of pure glass, non-combustible and also non-absorbent.

Benefit: Safe storage and a safe installation. As an inorganic material FOAMGLAS® will not burn or support combustion. It ensures fire protection; inflammable liquids and gases cannot pass through FOAMGLAS® (no wicking effect).

 


 

Resistant to attack

Resistant to attack

FOAMGLAS® is inorganic, it will not be damaged by birds or vermin and will not rot in the long term. Benefit: Safe insulation of underground constructions, as FOAMGLAS® provides no food nor nesting source for birds or vermin and does not support the growth of micro-organisms and bacteria.

 


 

High compressive strength

High compressive strength

FOAMGLAS® gives exceptionally high compressive strength without deformation under permanent load. Benefit: FOAMGLAS® will not compress or settle and provides full support to tank bases and pipe supports, without thermal bridges.

 


 

Dimensionally stable

Dimensionally stable

FOAMGLAS® is dimensionally stable, as glass does not shrink or swell. Benefit: No warping or buckling with FOAMGLAS®. It remains stable since it has a similar expansion/contraction coefficient to steel piping and equipment. This gives a minimum of stress to the insulation system, joints and coverings as temperature changes. Preventing excessive expansion/contraction of insulation materials is the best way to ensure that the system remains sealed against moisture.

 


 

Acid resistant / chemical resistant

Acid resistant / chemical resistant

FOAMGLAS® is resistant to organic solvents and nearly all acids, since it is made of pure glass. Benefit: No destruction of the insulation by sour gas or other corrosive media and aggressive plant conditions. The chemical resistance of glass has been universally recognized.

 


 

Easily cut to shape

Easily cut to shape

FOAMGLAS® can be easily cut and installed on site or is available prefabricated. Depending on project requirements, FOAMGLAS® can be easily cut on site using a hard-point saw and other simple tools.

 


 

Ecologic

Ecological

FOAMGLAS® is free of environmentally damaging flame-retardants and propellants, no relevant eco-toxic components. Benefit: after generations of use as thermal insulation, FOAMGLAS® can be recycled: as filler in landscaping or thermally insulating granulate. Meaningful ecological recycling through re-uses.