Norlite: Our Specialty Product

NorLite: NorCal Perlite's NorLite line is ideally suited for a wide range of industrial and construction applications Our NorLite is available in nine distinct grades ranging from fine to coarse product granules.

Used as an aggregate: 

Perlite is used as an aggregate in concrete, a lightweight, fire resistant, insulating concrete is produced that is ideal for roof decks and other applications.

Perlite can also be used as an aggregate in Portland cement and gypsum plasters for exterior applications and for the fire protection of beams and columns.

Insulation

Perlite's outstanding insulating characteristics and light weight, it is widely used as a loose-fill insulation for pool base construction

  • In addition to providing thermal insulation, perlite enhances fire ratings and reduces noise transmission. It is rot, vermin, and termite resistant

Perlite used in industry as a flexible filter for applications
  • Other applications include its use as a filter medium for pharmaceuticals, food products, chemicals and water for municipal systems and swimming pools.

  •  Additional applications include its use as an abrasive in soaps, cleaners, and polishes.

Perlite for Construction   
The versatile material

Perlite plays an important role in a wide variety of construction-related uses including:

  • As an aggregate in lightweight insulating concrete and plaster;

  • As a loose fill insulation material for concrete masonry blocks, cavity walls, in residential homes;

  • In a variety of specialty applications including fireproofing sprays,

  • Chimney fills,interstitial floors, acoustical sprays, etc.

Loose-fill insulation

Because of perlite's outstanding insulating characteristics and light weight, it is widely used as a loose-fill insulation in masonry construction.

 

In this application, free-flowing perlite loose-fill masonry insulation is poured into the cavities of concrete block where it completely fills all cores, crevices, mortar areas and ear holes.

 

Other construction applications include

  • under-floor insulation,

  • chimney linings,

  • paint texturing,

  • gypsum boards,

  • ceiling tiles, and

  • roof insulation boards.

Construction Uses for Perlite
  • Lightweight concrete & plaster

  • Loose fill & slab insulation

  • Fireproofing sprays

  • Chimney fill

  • Interstitial floors

  • Acoustical sprays & ceiling tiles

  • Texturizing agent

  • Fire-rated door cores

  • Blast panels

  • Tile, mortar and grout

  • Aggregate in Portland cement and gypsum

  • Plasters for exterior applications 

  • Fire protection of beams and columns.

 

  • Just click on the image  for a brief  slide show on how the product is being applied and used in the Construction Industry.

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       Information presented with the curtesy of the Perlite Institute

Product Specifications:               For Construction Use
Norlite N-40

Used in cementation as an aggregate light weight filler for fireproofing sprays,

chimney fills,interstitial floors, acoustical sprays

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  • Tile, mortar and grout

  • Idea for use in pool base construction

  • Acoustical sprays

Norlite N-50

Used in Construction for Masonry Insulation and filler.Other construction applications include under-floor insulation, chimney linings, paint texturing, gypsum boards, ceiling tiles, and roof insulation boards

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  • Lightweight concrete & plaster

  • Light weight concrete add cementation

  • Perlite as a fiiler

  • See Tech Specs for a Typical Elemental Analysis. Product specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. Contact us to discuss your application.

  • See Describing Perlite Particle Size for an explanation of the data shown above: