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.
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.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LEED is a green building classification system Green Building Council was developed in 1998. It is a sustainability certification used worldwide and defines a series of standards for environmentally friendly, resource-saving and sustainable construction. MAGNA Glaskeramik has received LEED recognition in the area of materials and resources.
Cradle to Cradle – the circular future
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 has once again been certified with the Cradle to Cradle Gold label.
A label focused on both environment and profitability. Assessed by independent experts, the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label, serves as a credible marker of quality to decision-makers in business and governments.
MAGNA Glaskeramik was able to get this award for a clean and profitable product solution.
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.
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.