Recycling Minerals for the Circular Economy
Glassolite has developed an extensive range of performance fillers in cellular glass that offer customers a more environmentally sustainable and higher performing alternative to some existing technologies.
"It's a collective endeavour,
it's collective accountability and it may not be too late"
Christine Lagarde on Climate change
Managing Director, IMF
Glassolite is a material science company with a customer driven innovation strategy focussed on providing sustainable mineral based solutions to improve the world around us.
Glassolite has developed proprietary, patented and patent pending technologies to produce lightweight mineral based foam spheres for use in a wide variety of industrial applications.
Our vision is to build a profitable business supplying sustainable, innovative products and technologies, utilising the earth’s natural and sustainable resources or post consumer waste, leaving no legacy footprint for future generations.
Finn Erik Solvang, Glassolite
All our innovation initiatives are customer driven, and we spend a lot of resources on business model innovation for a circular economy.
Glassolite works closely with market leading suppliers and customers to supply products from a standard range of products.
Alternatively Glassolite can develop tailored solutions specific to our customer’s needs and the requirements of the industries they serve.
Glassolite can call upon its flexible technology, manufacturing processes as well as a wide variety of recycled raw materials to tailor products specific to our customers’ needs.
Increased Customer Experience
We aim to deliver value added products to customers in sectors of the traditional economy such as infrastructure, water treatment, energy and sports and leisure.
Utilizing Proprietary Technology
Through extensive experience from the glass manufacturing industry, Glassolite has been able to develop three technology platforms, that are currently patent pending.
Business Model Innovation
Creating Shared Value as part of a Circular Economy
Our experienced staff offer services in business model innovation for the circular economy, focusing on waste to value projects, social responsibility and to create value for our suppliers, customers and stakeholders at the same time.
Minolite Product Range
Our Minolite products help architects and engineers to improve the performance of their lightweight concrete and reduce the need for plastic additives.
Aggregates make up 60-80% of the concrete mix. They provide compressive strength and bulk, as well as other performance attributes, to the concrete formulation. In many applications, engineers and architects look for lightweight aggregates to allow them to meet their challenging design requirements.
Glassolite has developed a range of best-in-class Minolit fillers allowing engineers greater design and performance flexibility, as well as cost efficiency. These aggregates can be used in many different concrete applications.
Spray Concrete Filler
Minolite CA 2-8
Minolite™ CA is a rounded lightweight filler.
Key Performance Characteristics:
Bulk Density 250 g/l
Resistance to crushing 6.2 N/mm2
Water absorption 4.4% by volume
Smooth and matt surface texture
Uniform cell distribution
Low thermal conductivity
No alkali reactivity
High dimensional stability
2.0mm – 8.0mm in diameter
Liquid Mortar Filler
Minolite CM 0.3-2.0
Minolite™ CM is designed as performance micro fillers for liquid mortar, based on recycled glass.
Key Performance Characteristics:
Particle density 390g/l
Resistance to crushing 2.9 N/mm2
Water absorption 3% by volume
Sealed cell structure
High dimensional stability
High temperature resistance
Range from 0.3 mm – 2.0 mm
Artificial Turf Filler
Minolite TI 1-2
Minolite™ TI, a performance filler for artificial turf based on recycled glass waste from Norwegian households to replace the use of rubber crumb. It contains no microplastics, it's non toxic in contact with ground water and it acts as a soil improvement product when released into nature. The filler can be re-used, recycled or upcycled into other products in a circular economy.
Minolite TI has passed the FIFA Performance test Pro, but has still not passed the FIFA extended wear test.
Our Minolite products have been designed to replace the use of plastic fillers, for instance in the artificial turf and concrete industry, hence reducing the risk of micro plastic leakage into the nature.
There is no product waste during the production of our products. All production waste is re-cycled and re-processed into prime product.
Where the application allows, our products can be re-used, re-cycled and re-processed to support the circular economy. If any product ends up in land-fill, it poses no threat of negative environmental impact as all are inert and tested, ensuring no harmful leakages occur.
Meet the Team
Charles spent 32 years at Dow Chemical. In 2008, he acquired distressed assets from Dow and grew the business organically and through multiple acquisitions, creating Axson. In 2015, Axson was sold to Sika AG and PPG. Charles now oversees Oyat Invest AG, his family office engaging into numerous financial and non-financial activities including private equity.
Finn Erik Solvang
Founder & CEO
Finn Erik founded Glassolite Group in 2014 and he currently holds the position as CEO and Executive Director. He has been involved in developing technology for the sports and geothermal industries. Finn Erik holds an Executive Master in Innovation and Commercialization and a Master of Commerce/Business Studies from BI Norwegian Business School.
Marco has over thirty years’ experience in the Chemicals, Plastics and Specialty Paper industries. He most recently served the Ahlstrom Corporation as Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Marco served Styron Corporation as Senior Vice President of Emulsion Polymers and The Dow Chemical Company covering various business leadership roles for twenty-two years.
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