Foamed Glass Aggregates Mini-Tech & Facility Tour
Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 10 am
Topics will include the development, manufacturing, applications, physical properties and case studies for foamed glass aggregates.
AeroAggregates is in Eddystone, PA, on the former site of the Baldwin Locomotive Company. The Baldwin Company produced over 70,000 steam locomotives throughout their history which are in use around the world. Today, the facility is a vertically integrated producer of ultra-lightweight aggregates produced from 100% curbside collected glass cullet.
Foamed glass aggregates were originally produced in Scandinavia during the early 1990’s for use as a thermal barrier in road construction. Due to their very low bulk unit weight (8-15pcf), their applications have grown throughout the civil engineering market. Today foamed glass aggregates are used as lightweight fill on highways, bridge abutments, retaining walls, and green roofs. Other applications include backfill of foundations for drainage, insulation (prevention of frost heave) and reduction of lateral loads.
Foamed glass aggregates are produced from 100% post-consumer recycled glass. The material is inert and not effected by harsh chemicals or hydrocarbons.
AeroAggregates is currently supplying several large DOT projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
1500 Chester Pike
Eddystone, PA 19022
November 1, 2018 - Lancaster County SWMA Waste-to-Energy Tour
Tour the 1,200 ton-per-day (TPD) Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility in Conoy Township. Owned by the Lancaster Solid Waste Management Association (LCSWMA) and operated by Covanta, this 36MW facility processes around 400,000 tons of waste annually.
Also on this tour, learn about LCSWMA’s collaboration with Perdue Agribusiness. LCSWMA provides 15–20% of the steam from the Lancaster WTE Facility to Perdue’s adjacent soybean processing facility.
This unique partnership assists Perdue with reducing its environmental footprint and lowering emissions, thus making it the most highly efficient, technologically advanced, and environmentally sound soybean processing plants in the country.
Parking available at the LCSWMA Admin Building (parking guide).
All safety equipment will be provided (i.e. hard hats, safety glasses, vests and gloves). All attendees need to wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeves and long pants.