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Product Directory

INSULATING PRODUCTS

FOAMGLAS T4 + 

Insulating Blocks

Reapor Recycled Poroused Waste Glass  Insulating Panels

RESOURCE

Discarded glass TYPE

Transformed SIZES

Panels, 450 mm × 600 mm × 30–180 mm

Discarded glass TYPE

Transformed SIZES

Capacity 6,000, 690, 450 ml; diameter 160 mm; height 308, 180, 118 mm

MANUFACTURER AND DESIGNER

material manufactured primarily from discarded glass and additional natural raw materials such as sand, dolomite, lime, and iron oxide. The ground-down mixture is expanded in a furnace to create a glass cell structure that gives this waterproof material an extraordinary compressive strength of 600 kPa and extremely high insulation values of 0.043 W/m2K at a minimum density of 117 kg/m3.

TYPE

SIZES

Pittsburgh Corning Europe NV, Tessenderlo, Belgium

FOAMGLAS T4+ is an insulation

PET bottles

Transformed Custom

FOAMGLAS T4+, p. 106

Insulating Bricks RESOURCE

RESOURCE

MANUFACTURER AND DESIGNER

PROJECT

POLLI -Bricks 

Ronald Tschiersch, LIAVER GmbH & Co KG, Ilmenau, Germany, and Norbert Koenig, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Stuttgart, Germany

Reapor is produced out of Liaver Expanded Glass Granulate, a material made from discarded glass. Glass waste is fine-ground, mixed with other charges, and formed to granulate particles. These are sintered and expanded at a temperature of 750–900° C in a rotary kiln. During a second thermal process, the granules are grouted to panels of a thickness of 50 and 25 mm. The sinter necks resulting from this process provide the mineral, non-fibrous, open-porous structure with good stability and acoustic properties. The lightweight panels (270 kg/ m3) can be easily glued to walls or ceilings or fixed in a frame construction; they are resistant to humidity, non-combustible, and can be recycled.

MANUFACTURER

Far Eastern Group, Taipei, Taiwan DESIGNER

MINIWIZ , Taipei, Taiwan PROJECT

POLLI -Brick, p. 136

POLLI -Brick is a multifunctional

bottle brick with an embedded second life cycle made from 100% recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET ) polymer. The brick bottle is translucent, naturally insulated, and durable. The designers changed the usual round shape of a plastic bottle to a modular three-dimensional honeycomb self-interlocking form. A system constituted by a multitude of bottles can form a structural and insulating component. Lacking an interlocking feature, POLLI -Brick needs a frame structure to support it.

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