The raw material in Foamit foam glass is recycled glass, which is purified and ground down before expanding in a furnace. Due to the manufacturing process, Foamit aggregate contains no organic matter. Foamit is non-flammable and does not cause any harmful substances to evaporate or dissolve when used in ordinary applications.
Using recycled glass as a raw material saves on virgin natural resources and reduces the product’s carbon footprint. Foamit can be reused in the same way as pure soils.
Studies have been conducted to assess the risk of Foamit foam glass infiltrating groundwater areas. According to measurements taken by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, foam glass aggregate can also be used as a lightening material and/or frost insulation in road, street and field structures without a significant risk of groundwater contamination.