Alkali-activated mineral wools

Conference Dates

May 27-June 1, 2018


Mineral wools –a general term for stone wool and glass wool– are the most common building insulation materials in the world. The amount of mineral wool waste generated in Europe totaled 2.3 Mt in 2010 – including wastes from mineral wool production and from construction and demolition industry. Unfortunately, mineral wools are often unrecyclable due to their fibrous nature (Figure 1) and low density. Thus, the utilization of mineral wool waste in post-consumer products remains low.

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