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Green factory officially given green light

Post Time:Jul 06,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:264

A large bulk of the ceiling insulation set to increase power saving in Australian homes will come out of Brendale, with a new production plant officially unveiled on Monday.

Environment Minister Peter Garrett officially opened the $50 million Bradford Gold glasswool insulation plant on South Pine Road, a manufacturing operation he said utilised world-class technology to minimise emissions. Bradford General Manager Anthony Tannous said water used in manufacturing the batts, which contain up to 80 per cent recycled glass, was itself recycled. Mr Garrett said 24-hour production at the plant would help demand for insulation created the Government’s Energy Efficient Homes rebate.

Under the scheme homeowners can receive free ceiling insulation for their house, of up to $1600 for owner-occupiers and up to $1000 for landlords. He said the Government hopes to provide ceiling insulation to an additional 2.9 million Australian homes by 2012, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help combat climate change

Source: http://www.glassglobal.comAuthor: shangyi

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