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Digitalization of Foam Glass Manufacturing

Fiber optic sensors, radar, and optical profiling are tools brought by RISE to digitize and optimize Hasopor’s manufacturing of foam glass. Foam glass is a lightweight land fill material that is 99.8% circular. A successful optimization of Hasopor’s production would have substaintial environmental impacts by replacement of competing products.

Process furnace for foam glass manufacturing
Photo: Magnus Lindblom
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Foam glass is made of recycled glass in a continuous process in high temperature band furnaces. The temperature and thickness of the foam are key control parameters, and methods for continuous measurement of these will be evaluated during the feasibility study. An overview of the needs and a plan for future digitization of the manufacturing process will be performed, and the path to commercialization of any new technologies needed will be analyzed.

Summary

Project name

DigiGlas

Status

Active

Region

Region Västmanland

RISE role in project

Project manager

Project start

Duration

6 months

Total budget

1 200 000

Partner

Hasopor AB, Hasopor AB

Funders

Vinnova, Process Industriall IT and Automation (PiiA)

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action

Contact person

Magnus Lindblom

Forskare

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