Efficient exploitation of EU perlite resources for the development of a new generation of innovative and high added value micro - perlite based materials for the Chemical, Construction and Manufacturing industry.


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30 Month Technical Meeting (GA/EB/WP/IPR)
9 - 10 Nov 2011
S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
Athens, Greece



Exploitation Stategy Seminar (ESS)
8 Nov 2011
S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
Athens, Greece




6 month technical meeting:
22 January 2010
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FP7 RESEARCH PROJECT [click here for more details]
Activity area: THEME NMP-2008-4.0-5 [Innovative concepts and processes for strategic mineral supply and for new high added value mineral-based products ]

The objective of the project is the production of micro-sized closed structure perlite (CSP) and similar micronized perlite-based particles through the development of breakthrough perlite expansion technologies and the development of a new generation of high added value end-products based on the new CSP and the other micro-particles of perlitic origin, including preformed insulating products (panels, boards, bricks) and functional fillers with advanced physical, technical and environmental performance characteristics, tailored for the Construction, Manufacturing and Chemical industry. These new end-products aim to replace the currently used imported minerals (TiO2, diatomite, wollastonite) and polymeric materials (polystyrene based products).