FOAMGLAS®: an insulation material like no other
FOAMGLAS® is made of cellular glass, a type of glass that has obtained a cellular structure through gasification with carbon.
The technique was perfected by an engineer at Saint-Gobain in France, who patented it in 1934. In 1942, a new application was discovered for glass: FOAMGLAS®, an insulation material with exceptional properties.
FOAMGLAS® is an incredibly strong and rigid, lightweight and fireproof material that provides exceptional insulation against heat and cold; but above all it is resistant to the two major foes of insulation materials: water and damp. Since May 1965 thermal insulating sheets and panels for residential and commercial buildings are manufactured here along with blocks and segments for industrial applications.
Unique product properties
Unique properties make FOAMGLAS® an incomparable insulation.
Thanks to its special properties, FOAMGLAS® fulfils even the most stringent requirements for building physics. FOAMGLAS® is the only insulating material in which the vapour barrier, due to its material structure, is already “built in”.
FOAMGLAS® Features and Benefits
FOAMGLAS®, the industry leader in the manufacture of cellular glass, celebrates its half-century of success on the European market this year. This is definitely a memorable achievement! FOAMGLAS® has chosen to thank all the users of this unique insulation material by publishing a 180-page hardback book featuring testimonies from leading international architects and photographs of the most renowned projects worldwide. Professionals will receive this reference work free of charge.
The book entitled “50 jaar FOAMGLAS® “ can be requested for free.