Perlite as a Filler

The physical character of expanded perlite lends itself to a variety of special purposes—including use as a filler material in milled flake form, aggregate bubble form, and individual microspheres. For a detailed explanation of perlite expansion, see PDF information sheet: Why Perlite Works ADVANTAGES OF PERLITE AS A FILLER Weight reduction Shrink and/or crack resistance Low volume-based cost compared to binders and …

Overview of Perlite Concrete

Perlite Concrete Offers Many Advantages Beyond Its Light Weight. This product guide contains various mix designs for lightweight concrete, utilizing perlite as the primary aggregate, which may be used as stated or as a starting point for your own custom mixes. Perlite lightweight concrete is used in many different applications. These include lightweight tile mortar, statuary, decorative stone, gas-fireplace logs …

Perlite and Sustainability

Sustainability Fact Sheet The Perlite Institute defines sustainability as the process of making decisions and taking actions to create economic, environmental and social conditions that generate value for the largest number of people, today and for generations to come. These decisions and actions are based on continuous reviews of: Protection of Resources and the Environment Perlite products help protect land, …

Perlite Cement-based Lightweight Insulating Plasters

Perlite cement plaster is thermal and sound insulating, fire retardant, and extremely lightweight—weighing approximately 60% less than ordinary sand plaster. Perlite Cement-based Plaster Perlite cement-based plaster can be used on new or remodel work, as a basecoat for stucco finishes, and as a substrate for ceramic tile or masonry veneer. It can be applied over metal or wire lath, on …

Overview of Perlite Concrete (metrics)

Perlite Concrete Offers Many Advantages Beyond Its Light Weight. This product guide contains various mix designs for lightweight concrete, utilizing perlite as the primary aggregate, which may be used as stated or as a starting point for your own custom mixes. Perlite lightweight concrete is used in many different applications. These include lightweight tile mortar, statuary, decorative stone, gas-fireplace logs …

Roof Gardens that are Gentle on the Roof

Lightweight Solutions to Weighty Problems The current, eco-friendly trend of designing commercial buildings with rooftop gardens has put a premium on the use of expanded, volcanic perlite in making lightweight soils for these structures. Regular, wetted soil can tip the scales at well over 100 pounds a cubic foot – while a perlite/peat moss mixture will weigh a mere 40 …

Health Effects of Perlite

The perlite industry is conscious of its societal responsibility to test their products and to determine what, if any, health effects may be associated with them. The industry is committed to producing safe products. Background and Uses of Perlite Perlite has been mined, processed, and used safely for over fifty years. Grades of perlite from a vast variety of sources …