Foam glass is a new type of thermal insulation material made from glass (natural glass and artificial glass). The product has the characteristics of low thermal conductivity, low water absorption, high strength, light weight, fireproof, waterproof, sound absorption, wide applicable temperature, etc. It is very convenient for workers to assemble foam glass boards and pipes varying from 120 to 180 kg per cubic metre into walls or other components of buildings on the construction site. The walls made of foam glass are as insulating as walls with a 15 cm thick polystyrene reinforcement. This kind of wall can not only be plastered and whitewashed, but also painted. The market prospects of this product is so great after it is popularized in the construction industry.
The foam glass insulation properties has been proved excellent for its extremely-strong weatherability and durability of inorganic insulation materials. Its service life is synchronous with buildings. The coefficient of linear expansion is basically the same as that of concrete and other wall materials. The convenient construction porous surface of foam glass material is well bonded with cement mortar, and its intensity is high. Foam glass also has low thermal coefficient, no water absorption, strong resistance to ultraviolet radiation, wind and rain. This results in the permanent thermal insulation effect that provides the ability to avoid the damage dealt to building structure by high and low temperature difference changes.
Foam glass insulation system can be fit for external walls of building insulation, indoor partition, constant temperature and humidity workshop and room insulation inside and outside.