Thermatec Monoglass - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is Thermatec Monoglass made from?
Monoglass is manufactured from 39% recycled glass and the balance is virgin glass.
2. Will it flake off or delaminate?
No. Monoglass has been tested and has passed ASTM E859 Air Erosion Tests. It is 'Greenguard certified' for use in and around schools and all public buildings.
For computer rooms and the like an extra coat of adhesive can be applied if required.
3. Is Monoglass "Biosoluble" and safe for use?
YES. Monoglass glass fibres are biosoluble and pose no health issues.
4. Is Thermatec Monoglass VOC certified?
5. Does Thermatec Monoglass contain any asbestos type fibres?
No. Monoglass has been tested by "Enviro Protect" and certified not to contain asbestos.
6. Does Monoglass sustain mould growth or insect infestation?
NO. Monoglass has been tested to ASTM G 21 and does not support mould growth or insect infestation, as it is not an organic product.
Important Note:
This is not the case for all insulations. Some other spray-on insulations have been found to support mould growth. Some have been found to be the cause of what is refered to as "Sick Building Syndrome". See this link for more information: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/sbs.html#Biological
7. Is Monoglass tested for Fire and Smoke?
Yes. Monoglass has been tested in Australia and is a group 1 building product (AS 3837).
Zero smoke
Zero flame
Zero fuel contribution
8. What are the combined thermal and acoustic benefits?
As both Monoglass and Sonoglass are made from the same material, they both have thermal and
acoustic properties. Each will display better performance in its own class.
9. What are Thermatec Monoglass test results and qualification criteria?
Monoglass and Sonoglass have been tested locally to standards AS1530.3, AS3837 and ASTM C518
and comply with AS 4859.
RMIT University Melbourne has tested Monoglass and Sonoglass to AS ISO 11654-2002 for acoustic performance.
10. Can Thermatec Monoglass be applied at lesser thicknesses to achieve the same R-values as batt/board insulations?
In most cases yes... but some boards may perform as well at similar thicknesses. However, board
systems can often have thermal leakage where joined and around the myriad of service connections.
11. Other advantages of Thermatec Monoglass?
It is Green Building Council approved, with the added advantage of offering a combination of thermal
and acoustic insulation, in one easy application.
12. Can Thermatec Monoglass provide a finished ceiling surface?
Monoglass can be applied with an 'off-the-gun' textured finish or trimmed/tamped to provide a
smoother finish. Both methods can provide a well-finished surface.
13. What colour is Thermatec Monoglass?
Monoglass is white, offering the best reflectivity to enhance lighting in basement car parks, therefore
saving on lighting and power costs.
Monoglass can be over-sprayed post-installation to any desired colour.
14. Is Thermatec Monoglass a seamless application?
Yes. As it is spray applied, Monoglass is seamless and provides no opportunity for thermal leakage or
deterioration of the insulation, which can often be the case with batts or board type insulations.
15. Can Thermatec Monoglass be retrofitted?
Monoglass can be installed into existing buildings as an upgrade or renovation. It is ideal for
buildings that have a lot of pre-existing services.
16. How does the scheduling of a Thermatec Monoglass application vary from a batt and board
Monoglass can be installed after services have been installed. However, the cost is higher as the
productivity rates are lower. The finish may also be affected by services impairing the access.
17. How does the price point and installed value compare to other methods of insulation?
Monoglass is very quick to install and therefore is very completive in the market place.
18. Can Monoglass be recycled at the end of the building's lifecycle?
Yes. Monoglass can be recycled at the end of its life cycle and has a 25% post-consumer content.
19. What warranty dose Thermatec Monoglass come with?
A warranty of up to 25 years is offered. In Canada and USA there are applications that have been in
place for over 30 years.