The general object of the Life in Quarries project is to develop and make sustainable the hosting capacity of biodiversity in in various quarries in Wallonia. The originality of this project is based on the implementation of biodiversity management measures during the extractive phase and not only as part of rehabilitation at the end of works.
On October 25th, Carmeuse presented a paper at ICG (International Commission in Glass) in Istanbul, organized by Sisecam glass company.
This conference is gathering glass specialists from all over the world together with some of our main glass customers.
The paper presents the results of a study made in collaboration with Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro (Murano Glass research Institute) about the use of quicklime and dolime in fiberglass production in replacement of limestone and dolomite.
It is demonstrating that this change is achieving a very good stability of the glass produced while allowing to save up to 40% energy and 350 kg CO2 emission/ton of glass.
Carmeuse has developed a full range of products and solutions for the fiberglass market.