Basic material industrial minerals
Volcanic glass becomes “popcorn” for the industry.
Perlite is available as a natural raw material in large quantities. It forms in the process of weathering of volcanic glass and is constantly produced by volcanic activities. Due to inter-cellular water it expands by a factor of 20 from its original volume when heated above 800°C. In this way it resembles the method whereby popcorn is formed.
Bublon uses this technique to create an ideal, entirely natural basic material with numerous ecological product advantages that offer a wide range of application opportunities in the following areas:
Building Materials and Fire Safety Industry:
a vapour permeable, non-flammable, 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly raw material for machinable plasters and production of moulded parts in the insulation industry, building chemicals and building paints
as an alternative in plastics manufacture e.g. injection moulding, extrusion, rotational moulding, composites and automotive applications
Paints and Varnishes:
as incombustible, lightweight filler in paints and coatings e.g. powder coatings, casting compounds, insulting material
a cost-effective environmentally friendly alternative for conventional microspheres.
Besides perlite, other industrial minerals can also be thermally expanded with BUBLON-Technology.