Lightweight Aggregate and Fillers
Expanded Glass Technologies supplies ECOLITE expanded glass granules to building product manufacturers across Asia-Pacific. ECOLITE is a non-flammable lightweight aggregate possessing excellent thermal and acoustic properties. Since 1995, our Expanded Glass Granules have been used throughout Europe in lightweight building materials and industrial products. ECOLITE is made from recycled post-consumer glass, making ECOLITE an excellent solution for any organisation striving to develop sustainable building products.
Six different size ranges enables customisation of grading curves for any application
Ecolite granules are designed for the demands of modern-day construction.
Strong, lightweight, non-flammable with no crystalline silica or VOC's. Ecolite is healthy for homes and good for the environment.
Non flammable panels can be made with lower weights and greater strengths
High strength/density enables development of innovative products
Porous construction enables acoustic panels with better performance
Unlike sand Ecolite does not contain crystalline silica and is VOC*-free
Manaufactured from sustainably sourced recycled glass
*Volatile Organic Compound
* Data sourced from publicly available material
Ecolite Granule Cutaway
Competitor Granule Cutaway
An electron microscope reveals the closed outer shell and consistency of Ecolite's internal porous structure. These characteristics result in superior strength/density ratios and a reduction in water absorption.
ECOLITE PRODUCT APPLICATIONS
LIGHTWEIGHT FLOOR SCREEDS
LIGHTWEIGHT PRE-FAB PANELS
Available in 6 different size ranges, the possibilities with Ecolite are endless.
Our application table provides a good starting point for selecting and in incorporating Ecolite into your products.
Replacing 'like for like' sizes with your current normal weight filler is also a good place to start.
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
Read the full report here
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.