Open/Close Mobile Menu Open/Close Mobile Menu

Perlite “volcanic popcorn” set to reduce insulation costs by at least 30%

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Monday, 27 July 2015

Research at London’s Brunel University has indicated that using perlite as a “volcanic popcorn” insulation material could reduce building insulation costs by 30%.

Vacuum insulation panels made with a core of perlite have been projected to reduce building insulation costs by 30% based on research conducted by a team at Brunel University in London, UK.

Led by Harjit Singh, the research found that vacuum insulation panels could have perlite "volcanic popcorn" added to their...

This is a preview of the full article

Logo
  • 2 years pricing data on all minerals
  • The latest global news and features
  • Print magazine
  • Article archive ranging from 1988
  • Access on the move with IM Insight mobile app




Take a Trial or Subscription today. Start below: