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SANGUSS - WALL-FILLING MATERIAL (SANGUSS)

project brief
Sector: Buildings and Construction
Status: Closed
Coordinator: Mr Friedhelm Simon
Bautechnik Simon, Germany
E-mail: bautechnik.simon@t-online.de
Tel: 0049 7557 928 605
Partners: Wimtech, Elektronische Steuerungs, und Messgerate (Wimtech ), Austria
Chemie-ClusterBayern, c/o Universitat Bayern Service GmbH (Chemie-ClusterBayern), Germany
Dennert Poraver GmbH (Dennert Poraver GmbH), Germany
Unibautech (Unibautech ), Germany
Website: http://www.chemiecluster-bayern.de/projekte/ecoi_sanguss/
Benefits: -increasing comfort and safety of living -optimizing life cycle of glass -increasing craft-crossing cooperation -increasing efficiency in building sector
Keywords: Foam glass, media-wall filling, sustainable building
Duration: 16/07/2010 - 16/07/2013
Budget: EUR 953 018 (EU contribution: 50%)
Contract number: ECO/09/256009

Summary

Approximately 80% of all media walls that have been built in the last 5 years do not meet criteria of sufficient fire and noise protection. SANGUSS project has been started to introduce a new technology of filling those media walls with SANGUSS - a substance made from recycled glass components, which in the normal glass recycling process are treated as waste. The use of this substance will sustainably increase both quality of life (safety, noise emission) and efficiency in the building sector by close cooperation of different crafts in the fields of sanitary, heating bricklaying etc. SANGUSS filling largely consists of PORAVER foam glass that itself has been produced from glass waste that is not suited for the conventional glass recycling process. SANGUSS-constructed walls offer tremendous advantages in respect to hygiene, noise protection, fire protection and structural stability. This 3 year’s project is a craft crossing cooperation to optimize SANGUSS technology, including certification processes, and to build up a training network of SANGUSS construction teams in order to bring this sustainable building material on the market.

Results
  • Improving noise, fire and dampness protection, statics and hygiene in public and private buildings
  • Improving craft crossing cooperation within the construction sector
  • Sustainability: Optimizing the raw material cycle of glass
  • Creating competitive advantages on a European level by increased building efficiency

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