Benefits of Insulation


  • ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY
    Used for more than 70 years, glass mineral wool products have proven themselves as popular, ecological and safe to use insulation materials. They are probably the most well-documented and tested building materials in the world.

    PGF Insulation operates world class manufacturing facilities. We continually strive to improve our manufacturing efficiency, reduce energy consumption, eliminate waste and minimize our impact on the environment. PGF Insulation operates its manufacturing facility in such a manner as to minimize the environmental impact on natural resources.

    Sustainability is becoming more important and the demand for sustainable products with low environmental impact continues to grow. The question of how to choose the right insulating material can only be answered by the right approach:
    • Does the insulating material address both Safety and Sustainability?
    • Does it contribute to positive Energy and Emission values?
    • Does it possess an above average life span (compared to other insulating materials)?
    • Does the insulating material sustain its properties over time?

    • RECYCLED CONTENT
      PGF Insulation produces high end superior quality insulation material for the construction industry. The insulation is manufactured primarily from more than 80% of recycled glasses to replace silica sand in our manufacturing process. With the recycling of glass, PGF Insulation makes an important ecological contribution.

      The recycled glass melted at 1,450 °C to form a lava like molten glass. The molten glass produced is converted into fibres by rotary process that combines a centrifugal drawing of the glass through a rotating device drilled with thousands of tiny holes and attenuated by high temperature gas jet streams.

      Our manufacturing facility constantly strives to improve efficiency and performance. We incorporate production scrap back into the primary production process, or reprocessing it into other products reduces process waste. Continuous process improvement and recycling efforts have significantly reduced waste and energy consumption in the manufacturing of PGF insulation glass mineral wool.
    • PACKAGING AND TRANSPORTATION
      Thanks to their resilient properties, glass mineral wool products can be compressed by a factor of up to ten at the time of packaging and palletizing. This means that more insulation can be shipped in each truck, reducing the energy required for transportation.
    • POSITIVE ECO-BALANCE
      Over its installed life (usually 50 years), a typical BROWNIE saves more than 100 times the energy consumed and the CO2 emitted in its manufacture, transport and disposal. The CO2 and energy balance switches to positive only a few months after installation. Most of our products can easily be removed and reinstalled, saving costs, energy and resources in building renovations or expansions.
    • SUPERIOR SUSTAINABILITY
      More sustainable than the comparable standard available products.

      All PGF Insulation mineral wool products are inherently sustainable — they have high recycled and renewable content and save hundreds of times more energy in use than required to manufacture them.

      BROWNIE, formaldehyde free glass mineral wool range is even more sustainable because:
      • they are manufactured from recycled raw materials and employ natural polyester-based binder that is free of formalin, phenol or any other artificial chemicals
      • they are free from CFCs, HCFCs and any other material with ozone depletion potential in their manufacture/composition content, and represent no known threat to the environment.
      • they contribute to improved indoor air quality of buildings compared to our traditional mineral wool since there is no formaldehyde or phenol used
      • they are cost competitive with our traditional mineral wool, facilitating the market transformation to more sustainable construction