Perlite Construction

Perlite is a versatile and sustainable mineral that is mined and processed with a negligible impact on the environment. And the green community recognizes perlite-enhanced products—like lightweight insulating concrete roof decks—as a high-performance solutions drawn from a natural material of nearly unlimited supply throughout the world.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: BIG USERS OF PERLITE

Research suggests that more than 50 percent of expanded perlite worldwide is used by the construction industry. Perlite plays an important role in a wide variety of construction-related uses including: as an aggregate in lightweight insulating concrete and plaster; as a loose fill insulation material for concrete masonry blocks, cavity walls, in residential homes; and in a variety of specialty applications including fireproofing sprays, chimney fills, interstitial floors, acoustical sprays, etc.

LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATING CONCRETE

Lightweight Perlite Insulating Concrete offers architects, engineers, and building owners several important benefits:

  • Superior thermal performance with high insulating values
  • Non-combustible with superior fire ratings
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Smooth monolithic slope-to-drain surface
  • Roofing material can be nailed or glued
  • Meets UL and FM wind uplift criteria
  • An innovative hybrid technology improves cellular concrete
  • Realize savings in time, labor, and materials