Over the past weeks and months, we have spent a lot of time here writing about the rising costs of energy (while we’re sitting on enormous reserves). We’ve also said that conservation and new supplies are not mutually exclusive. In fact, we need to do both. One thing that helps conserve energy is insulation. So in keeping with our energy theme, here is this week’s video of fiberglass insulation being made. The opening screen says, “Sand to Glass to Fiber Glass.” You’ll see here the process from sand to glass, and recycled glass, through 2500-degree ovens and eventually into fiberglass insulation. This is a substance that will be keeping us warner this winter, thought you might want to see how it’s made. The plant you see here makes enough insulation each day to insulate 250 homes. Thanks to the good folks at CertainTeed for this excellent video.
Click here to watch it and feel the manufacturing vibe.
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