Stikloporas / Benefits

Benefits

 

Low coefficient of thermal conductivity.The foamglass granulate detains warmth due to the structure of granules - the fine pores inside the ball lock the air inside. Therefore, the thermal conductivity rate is between 0.04 to 0,06 W/m* K.

Resistence.Foamglass granules are resistant to compression from 1.5 to 2.3 MPa. This feature does not change during maintenance period and even in full humidity.

Fire resistance.Constructions with foamglass are more fire-resistant. The chemical composition of the main component is just simple blown silicate, consisting of the molten highest oxides, that do not evaporate or burn. The operating temperature regime of foamglass granulate is 200oC to 750oC.

Humidity resistance.The unique structure of the foamglass granulate prevents absorbing more than 10% of water from total volume even if it is completely immersed in water. This happens due to the pores inside the granule. It is very important that water absorption does not increase with time and the material maintains all the initial thermal insulation characteristics and stability.

Chemical and biological persistence. Foamglass granulate is completely resistant to the impact of organic and nonorganic chemical reagents (the only exception is fluorine hydrogen acid that is used to melt glass). Foamglass is resistant to the biological impact; it does not decompose or decay. None of the known biological microorganisms has the possibility to exist in it.

Purity. This nonorganic material is completely friendly to the environment, because it is simple glass according to its composition. When in use, and under the effect of changing temperatures or humidity, no chemical elements are generated.

Durability. The exploitation period of the foamglass granulate is indefinite. There are 50 year-old buildings demonstrating that the foamglass does not allow humidity to penetrate. The primary characteristics is maintained throughout the entire operation of the building.