Building Materials and Glass



Many different types of construction materials are used in buildings and houses including ceramic-based materials, glasses, ceramics and metals. With respect to materials used in exterior walls, architectural design places a high priority on appearance and durability. Interior materials are also required to be fire resistant, thermal insulators and resistant to high humidity in order to realize a safe and comfortable living environment. Construction materials such as glass fiber products and glass construction materials used in buildings and houses are introduced in this section. Electrical noise absorbing materials used as exterior materials and walls of test chambers are also introduced. They are essential for an IT-based society, where various kinds of electronic devices are used.


Thermal Insulation Glass Wool Calcium Silicate Hydrate Glass Sheet Natural Stone 
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  1. 1.TokyoJapan

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