Glass Sand is a minus 4.75mm sand produced by processing recycled glass waste that is normally destined for Landfill. Glass Sand" comprises of well graded. angular. hard, durable inert particles which allow for excellent compaction and drainage characteristics.
Current Potential Application
- Asphalt & Concrete production
- Pipe embedment
- Levelling sand under concrete slabs
- Bedding payers and garden slabs
- Back filling around storm water & behind retaining walls.
- Production of masonry products
Glass Sand can be used as a sand replacement in pre-mix concrete. Testing of Glass Sand blends have revealed two important factors; Glass Sand & Fly-Ash concrete mixes were recorded as 'non reactive" in relation to Alkali Silica Reactivity (ASR) and Glass Sand' can also noticeably improve the durability of the concrete due to its positive effect on the mix in terms of chloride absorption.
Glass Sand is widely used as a pipe embedment material. The product can be utilised as a blend component with natural sand or on its own.
This product is produced to conform to the EPS 100 pipe embedment specification and various industry bedding sand specifications. It is safe, easy to work with and is easily compacted in the trench due to the grading and angular particle shape of the glass.
Over the past few years Glass sand has gained acceptance by the relative authorities along with the major producers of Asphalt for road construction. T
his asphalt product blends a Glass Sand component with natural fine sand that delivers some excellent technical properties along with substantial environmental and cost benefits. Conforming to the RTA276 specification. other technical benefits include excellent reflective and structural properties.
Potentially up to 150,000 tonnes of glass per year. currently destined for landfill, will be recycled to produce Glass Sand. This significantly reduces the amount of waste going into landfill sites across Australia.
At the same time recycling reduces the quantity of quarried natural resources that would normally be required to make the same products. When you use recycled materials you are helping the environment.