Perlite Information

Chemical Composition
SiO2 72 – 76%
Al2O3 11 – 17%
CaO 0.5 – 2%
MgO 0.1 – 0.5%
Fe2O3 0.5 – 1.5%
K2O 4 – 5%
Na2O 3 – 4%
Physical Properties
Color White
Free moisture 0.5%
PH neutral
Specific gravity 2.2-2.4
Bulk Density 70 – 120kg/m3
Softening point 890-1100oC
Fusion point 1280-1380oC
Specific heat 0.2

Wall Area

 

Core Fill

Cavity Fill
Block size

Cavity Width

6 in

8 in 12 in 1 in 2 in

3 in

100 sq ft

5 bags 7 bags 12 bags 2 4 6

500 sq ft

23 33 58 10 21

31

1000 sq ft

46 65 118 21 42

62

2000 sq ft

91 130 236 42 84

125

3000 sq ft 137 195 354 62 124

187

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Safety Data Sheet.

Links:

The Perlite Institute Inc. The Perlite Institute is an international trade organization, dedicated to the perlite industry.