The Perfect Green Cycle for Industry Energy Savings With Insulation Created From Sand
DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - July 30, 2009) - In a recently aired FOAMGLAS® plant tour on
WVSN Industry Visions, Marketing Director for Pittsburgh Corning Steve
Oslica discussed the total sustainability of FOAMGLAS® cellular glass
insulation on pipes and vessels. It was a rare view of the manufacturing
process of an insulation that offers total plant sustainability with a
single installation from cryogenic cold to scalding steaming hot.
"FOAMGLAS® was green long before green was the in thing," commented
"We have been manufacturing this product since 1947. Now more than ever
before, industry realized how critical our product is for total process
control." Speaking in front of the ball mill with national broadcast
personality Allyn Mark of WVSN, Oslica outlined the cycle of green.
"Sand is one of the most abundant resources on the face of planet earth.
It's the basic feedstock for making FOAMGLAS®. When it arrives at this
plant, it's combined with a small amount of other advent materials and made
into the finest glass available. There are no harmful gasses created during
the manufacture either. After the glass is crushed into a powdered form at
this ball mill, the foaming process begins when millions of tiny air tight
cells are created. Finally a finished block rolls off the line, and is then
packaged and shipped.
"FOAMGLAS® offers unprecedented energy savings, fire protection, and
When asked how the green cycle was completed, Oslica concluded, "After many
years of service life, FOAMGLAS® can be removed and remanufactured for
use again or simply disposed of in a landfill, back to the earth." So the
cycle is unbroken, from raw product to years of service, then back to the
earth or product again.
FOAMGLAS® cellular glass insulation is manufactured by Pittsburgh
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