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Foamglas Exits U.S. Residential Market

Pittsburgh Corning pursues opportunities elsewhere, but says it may be back in the next several years

Posted on Apr 26 2016 by Scott Gibson

Pittsburgh Corning has pulled the plug on Foamglas sales in the North American residential market as it concentrates on developing business elsewhere.

Foamglas, a cellular glass material developed by Pittsburgh Corning in the 1930s, has a lower environmental impact than rigid foam insulation, making it an appealing alternative. Made entirely of glass, the material didn't need dangerous fire retardants, can be manufactured without the blowing agents that cause global warming and ozone depletion, and had a number of attractive performance characteristics.

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On the Jobsite with Foamglas

What we learned using Foamglas instead of polystyrene to insulate our basement slab and foundation walls

Posted on Nov 29 2012 by Alex Wilson

In my role with Environmental Building News and our GreenSpec Product Database, I get plenty of opportunities to research and write about innovative building products. That’s one of the really fun aspects of my job.

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