glass wool mat production, Saint-Gobain ISOVER SA, UPR, ecoinvent 3.6, Undefined

ISIC4 categories:
C:Manufacturing/23:Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products/239:Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products n.e.c./2399:Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
CH - Switzerland
Reference year: 2009 - 2009

Location: CH - Switzerland
This dataset is provided by Saint-Gobain ISOVER SA, CH-1522 Lucens and represents a cradle-to-gate inventory of the average production of all glass woll mats in 2009 per kg. The average density of an St. Gobain ISOVER SA glass wool mat is 25.02 kg/m3.
The following packaging per m3 is not included: corrugated board, mixed fibre, single wall: 1.66E-03 kg/m3; paper, wood containing, LWC: 1.71E-04 kg/m3: packaging film, LDPE: 2.43E-02 kg/m3; EUR-flat pallet: 3.33E-03 pce/m3
More information on the glass wool by St. Gobain ISOVER SA and their technical specifications can be found under
Undefined unit processes (UPRs) are the unlinked, multi-product activity datasets that form the basis for all of the system models available in the ecoinvent database. This is the way the datasets are obtained and entered into the database by the data providers. These activity datasets are useful for investigating the environmental impacts of a specific activity (gate-to-gate), without regard to its upstream or downstream impacts.


Glasswool is made from natural sand to which recycled glass (cullet) and fluxing agents are added. The material is melted to 1100°C in an electric furnace. The fibre is formed by centrifugation through drilled disks. Fiberising is integral. Binding products as well as elements specific to the usage are added and the wool mat is polymerised and rolled. The product is then packaged.

Process type
Supported nomenclature
ecoinvent 3.6
LCI modeling approach
Before modeling
Multifunctional modeling
Aggregation type
Data provider
Review status
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