Expanded Glass Granules
ECOLITE is an innovative, non-flammable lightweight filler possessing excellent thermal and acoustic properties. ECOLITE is made from recycled post-consumer glass and is the perfect solution when reduced weights and increased sustainability is important.
Ecolite Lightweight Gravel (LWG) and Fillers (LWA) are available in seven different size ranges which allows a custom grading to be created for any application. Unlike sand, Ecolite does not contain crystalline silica making it safer for products that are drilled, cut, ground or sanded.
Ecolite LWG 10/60 - Lightweight Gravel
10 to 60 mm
Ecolite LWG 10/60 is a lightweight gravel made from recycled waste glass for use in infrastructure and building projects including roads, tunnels and railways, building foundations, back fill of retaining walls and trenches and green roofs.
Because of it's porous structure, Ecolite LWG has excellent thermal insulation properties and also is ideal for forming drainage layers. The 45° angle of repose makes Ecolite stable and easy to work with.
Ecolite Lightweight Aggregate and Fillers are suited to a wide range of applications.
Applications noted above are examples only and materials must be tested under intended service conditions to determine their suitability for purpose. Expanded Glass Technologies disclaims any liability for damages or consequential loss as a result of reliance on the information presented or for subsequent opinions that may be provided.
Polystyrene Litter Pervades Yarra River
Polystyrene, especially expanded polystyrene (EPS) has been identified as the most prevalent and pervasive litter item in the Yarra River, according to a 2020 report by YRKA. The report was funded by the Victorian Government with support from the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Parks Victoria and Melbourne Water. Since April 2018, approx 38,000 kg of polystyrene contaminated soil and general waste have been removed from the Yarra's riverbanks and reedbeds.
In addition to physical EPS material, styrenes, the building blocks of the polymer, are found in marine and freshwaters and sediments globally (Kwon et al., 2015, 2017). Because polystyrene plastic is thought to be one of the only sources of styrenes in the environment, the styrene contamination is likely a result of polystyrene weathering and leaching in marine and freshwater systems (Kwon et al., 2017). Furthermore, in some parts of the world EPS has been cited as a source of other chemicals to the environment (Rani et al., 2015; Jang et al., 2017).
Barmand, S., Goodsell, K., Yardley, D., Kowalczyk, N. (2020). Polystyrene Pollution in the Yarra River: Sources and Solutions. Yarra Riverkeeper Association
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Expanded Glass Granules are a non toxic and sustainable alternative to Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) in building products such as concrete, mortars and fire resistant insulating panels.