Fiberglass – A growing market for Glass Recyclers

On 27 Jul, 2016 By With 0 Comments

Glass has always proved challenging for single stream recyclers due to the various contaminants, the inconsistency of waste streams and demands of the end user to meet certain quality standards and the drawback of low profit margins to top it off.

To glass recyclers delight the Fiberglass market is presenting itself as a potential ‘goldmine’ within the glass recycling industry with higher levels of profit associated however a high standard of quality glass product is required.

In North America 85% of homes are insulated with fiberglass insulation as it is convenient method to increase energy efficiency. It has been estimated that thermal insulation made from fiberglass conserves 12 times as much energy as is lost in its production and it may reduce residential energy costs by up to 40%.

In North America alone the fiberglass insulation manufacturing industry recycles more than 3 billion kg of pre and post-consumer glass containers eliminating landfill space required to house this material. Fiberglass contains up to 80% recycled glass along with silica sand completing the product. This naturally renewing resource further limits the environmental impact in the manufacturing process.

The Ecohog product range is designed to tackle tough applications such as galls cullet clean up removing papers, plastics and metals and achieving up to a 95% clean cullet suitable for further processing.

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