Manufactured in South Africa since 2004, Starlite® has been successfully applied in commercial and industrial roof and side-cladding insulation applications.
“Green”-roof insulation material
Starlite® is one of the most eco-friendly products available, as it includes up to 80% post-consumer recycled glass. It is made up of a 12kg/m2 density lightweight fibreglass insulating blanket, which is combined with a scrim-reinforced aluminium foil, white or black laminate facing for over-purlin applications. The fibreglass is produced from molten glass, which is made from natural raw materials such as sand, limestone and soda ash.
The raw materials are mixed and melted in an enclosed furnace, using a 100% electric melting process. This ensures the complete absence of particulate emissions and exhaust gas fumes for a pollution-free production operation.
Bonded non-toxic Insulation material
The Starlite® production process does not produce any blowing agents, is CFC-free and does not affect the earth’s stratospheric ozone layer, ensuring it has zero ozone-depleting potential (ODP).
The molten glass is spun into thousands of fibres, bonded together with an inert binder and then heat-cured to produce a resilient, non-toxic blanket. The aluminium foil/white/black laminate is glued to the fibreglass base, using a specially produced water-based adhesive to ensure that no solvent fumes are released.
Key benefits of Starlite®
- It is the first commercially available roof insulation material in South Africa to achieve an Al fire rating, according to the SANS 10177-11 fire-testing protocol as part of the National Building Regulations
- Effective thermal and acoustic insulating material, with a thermal conductivity (K-value) of 0,039W/m.K and a noise reduction co-efficient (NRC) value of 0,65 at 50mm thickness
- Easy installation in conjunction with the sheeting and cladding, offering excellent aesthetic appeal
- Brilliant performance-to-cost ratios compared to other insulation materials available on the market and therefore very affordable.