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Production

The production process using crushing and classification processes, scrap flat glass (waste glass) is transformed into glass granulates. In a complex mixing process, the glass granulates are shaped into panels and then sintered in a patented sintering process. Subsequently the sintered panels are placed into cooling hoods and cooled under controlled conditions. In the finishing process the raw panels are calibrated, on request they can be polished and then cut to the required size.

 

Sustainability

MAGNA Glaskeramik is 100% recyclable.

MAGNA Glaskeramik can be fully used at the end of its life cycle for the recycling to new Glaskeramik or normal glass production. We are commited to take back all Glaskeramik at the end of its life cycle if transport back to the factory makes ecological sense or recommend a local glass recycling facilitiy.

MAGNA Glaskeramik plays an important role in the careful use of natural resources and improvement of the sustainability balance in building projects and design objects. This is an enormously important factor in view of ecological requirements.
In support of the pioneering role played by glass ceramic for sustainably produced materials, we are currently working towards various sustainable certificates for MAGNA Glaskeramik.

Greenbuildingproducts

The declaration of MAGNA Glaskeramik in the ecological product data bank greenbuildingproducts.eu, means that the advantages of MAGNA Glaskeramik as sustainable building material is highlighted in so-called GreenBuilding projects according to the DGNB and the American LEED standard.

 

ISO 14001 Environmental Management

Not only the product Magna Glaskeramik itself, but the entire company orientation of MAGNA Glaskeramik is designed according to today's increasingly important considerations of resource conservation and efficiency. That is why we are currently seeking certification for our environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001 and EMAS.

 

Cradle to Cradle

The Cradle to Cradle concept describes a form of cyclical resource use in which modes of production are geared towards preserving created values. Since the raw material of MAGNA Glaskeramik consists of nearly 100% rejects from industrial and bottle glass production and can be completely re-added to the recycling cycle even after use, MAGNA Glaskeramik is considered a prime example of an efficient use of resources and raw materials. That is why MAGNA Glaskeramik is now aiming for an official Cradle to Cradle certification.

 

SKA rating

MAGNA Glaskeramik is now also rated according to the SKA rating. This is an international tool from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for assessing the environmental friendliness and sustainability of building equipment and the materials used.

ift Rosenheim: Testing Institute for the Evaluation of the Fitness for Use of Construction Products

The ift Rosenheim is an international, technical and scientific service provider and as a testing institute specialist for the assessment of the usability of construction products. The range of services offered by ift Rosenheim includes window tests in accordance with EN 14351-1, facade tests in accordance with EN 13830, fire protection tests in accordance with EN 16034, and glass and building materials testing.

As a notified testing laboratory and product certification body, ift Rosenheim MAGNA GLASKERAMIK® has issued a certificate of constancy of performance.