www.civilc.com - New thermal insulation system for the entire building envelope
تاریخ : شنبه 14 بهمن 1391 | 03:57 ق.ظ | نویسنده : م.مهــرابی

insulation systems not only saves the client from unpleasant surprises like high heating costs or insulation losses resulting from moisture ingress , it also protects the environment in several other respects. On the one hand it enables significant energy
savings,and ecologically irreproachable and neutral in terms of building physics.
in this material When the building is dismantled, the insulation can be recycled or used as filler, It made of glass

The manufacturing of glass foam as insulation was patented as early as 1935. Two
years later, in 1937, the founding of the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation by two leading American companies in the glass industry – Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company and Corning Glass Works

This produce is a high-quality thermal insulation material for structural engineering and for technical operating plants. The insulation is manufactured primarily from recycled glass (> 66%) and natural raw materials that occur almost without limit in nature

    1Mixing and batching of the raw materials: Recycled glass, feldspar, sodium carbonate, iron oxide, manganese oxide, sodium sulphate,
sodium nitrate
2 the melting furnace has a constant temperature of 1250°C.
3 molten glass is drawn out of the furnace.
4 control room for monitoring the production.
5 The glass is drawn off and falls onto the conveyor band where it cools down before entering into the ball mill.
6 Addition of “carbon black”.
7 ball mill grounds all ingredients into a fine powder before putting into stainless steel moulds
8 the filled moulds pass through a cellulating oven (Foaming furnace) with a temperature of 850° C.
   This is where the material gains its unique cell structure
9 energy recovery of heat
10 The FOAMGLAS® blocks passes through an annealing oven to allow carefully controlled cooling of the block without thermal stress.
11 The blocks are cut to size and sorted by batch. Production Waste returns back into the process.
12 FOAMGLAS® slabs are then packaged, labelled and palletized.
13 Finished FOAMGLAS® products are stored and prepared for transport

Major contribution to environmental protection:

Due to process optimisation in the manufacturing and the drawing of energy from hydro and wind power, this produce performs well in the relevant ecological indicators, especially in the areas of air emissions and the use of energy and resources. Currently the amount of non-renewable energy used for the manufacturing of that amounts to 4,24 kWh/kg. Consequently it is at the leading edge ecologically, and need not shy away from any comparison with its competitors. The insulating material does not contain any propellants harmful to the ozone layer (CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs etc.), flame retardants or binding agents

Passive fire protection

Smouldering fires are particularly dangerous. They usually propagate from the inside of the building structure and therefore often remain unnoticed for a long time. It is not rare for insulating materials of fibre products to be affected by this due to their physical and chemical properties. With that produce material this danger does not arise. Due to the closed cellular structure of the insulation, no oxygen reaches the source of the fire. In addition, it is non-combustible, with a melting point of more than 1000 °C

Unique product properties:

:it is waterproof, because it consists of pure glass. Advantage: does not absorb any moisture and does not swell.

Pest-proof :it cannot rot and is, because it is inorganic. Advantage:insulation without risk, especially in the base area and the soil. No basis for nesting, breeding or seed germination.
Compression-proof :it is extraordinarily,in-compressible even with long-term loads due to its cell geometry without deformation . Advantage: use as load-bearing thermal insulation without risk.
Incombustible: it cannot burn because it consists of pure glass. Fire behaviour: Classification according to EN 13501: A1.
Advantage: storage and processing not hazardous. No propagation of flames in the event of fire (chimney effect) in ventilation space.
Vapour-tight FOAMGLAS:it is vapour-tightbecause ,it consists of hermetically sealed glass cells. Advantage: cannot soak through and already contains the vapour barrier. Constant thermal insulation value over decades. Prevents the penetration of radon.
Dimensionally stable :it is dimensionally,stable because glass neither shrinks nor swells. Advantage: no dishing, contracting or
creep. Low coefficient of expansion, nearly equal to that of steel and concrete.
Acid-resistant :it is resistant to organic solvents and acids because it consists of pure glass. Advantage: no destruction of
the insulation by aggressive mediums and atmospheres.
Easy to work with :it is easy to work with because it consists of thin-walled glass cells. Advantage: with simple tools like a saw blade or hand saw, it can be cut to any desired measurement.
Ecological :it is free of environmentally damaging flame retardants and propellants, no relevant eco-toxic components. Advantage: After generations of use as thermal insulation, it can be used again: as filler in landscaping or thermally insulating granulate. Ecologically sensible recycling through re-use

Floor insulation,compression-free and stable:

Thermal insulation in floors in contact with the soil requires especially stringent detailing. This is true above all because this part of the building is hardly accessible again – or only at great expense – throughout the whole service life of the building. Therefore floor insulation must guarantee suitability for use without damage, a long service life and appropriate stability.  product fulfils these criteria without problems, and may be used in accordance with building supervision approval even as load-bearing thermal insulation

The Boards are installed using the dry construction method in a bed of sand or chippings, or in fresh concrete. the Slabs and Boards are absolutely vapour diffusion proof and waterproof, and do not absorb water either in liquid form or through interior diffusion flows. Thus the insulation value is retained during the entire service life of a building

Facade insulation:

With modern façade architecture, buildings must be protected against fire, wind and weather. To these are added the legislative requirements such as thermal protection, fire protection and designs to avoid thermal bridges. The discriminating profile of requirements demands a material with remarkable properties. that makes technologically safe solutions available for facades and walls that guarantee protection of the substrate that will last for the service life of the building. The result is asolution that meets the planning, safety and sustainable requirements of the new building or renovation and reduced operating costs

Residential building,Luzern                                                                           Church in Seriate
Interior insulation:

If exterior walls in new builds or facades of existing buildings require thermal improvement or energy savings “from the inside”, then special building physics requirements must be complied with. With improperly executed interior insulation, condensation will form in the wall cross-section and propagate the development of mould and the associated consequences. this product convincingly solves this problem. It is an insulating material and vapour barrier in one. As a result moisture can be avoided and water vapour diffusion from the inside to the outside is interrupted. Surface temperatures rise and provide an ideal climate inside the rooms
Museum of art, Liechtenstein                                                The Home of Fifa

 Flat roof insulation:

The flat roof is one of the most important application areas for this product insulation. that On concrete roof surfaces Compact Roof has successfully proven itself even under the most stringent conditions for over 50 years. In this system all layers of the roof build-up are bonded to each other and and combined with the load bearing structure over the whole surface On this product Compact Roof any surface can be executed. Depending on the use planned, terraces safe for walking, greenroofs, roofs for driving on or gravelled or freely weathered roofs can be implemented. Later changes in use are possible without problems because the insulation system fulfils the necessary pre-conditions. For variable gradient roofs we offer a bespoke design service using a Tapered Roof System with FOAMGLAS® Slabs with a fall represent an option that is advantageous economically and in terms of insulation technology. Screeds are either eliminated or reduced, and the insulation value rises at the same time

Metal roof insulation:

Many types of coverings can be executed using the metal roofing technique or with self-supporting industrially prefabricated sections. Metal rails bonded in the insulation or special claw plates form the necessary fastening points – free of thermal bridges. Full resistance to wind suction is ensured. The bracing and stabilising effect of the compact does not allow any insulation migration to appear on the steel sheet metal sections, the roof waterproofing is not subject to any changes in shape from
oscillation or structural movement


Hotel Intercontinental / Crown Plaza, Festival City
Dubai –  behind stone cladding 8000 m2

Abu Dhabi Officers Club,in curved
roof with standing seam cladding 25000 m2

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha,
 behindstone cladding and in flat roof 22000 m2

Texas A&M college, education city, Doha
 wallboard in cavity wall 12000 m2


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