There is a broad spectrum of insulation materials available on the market, with an equally broad variance in form, performance, sustainability, cost-effectiveness and availability.
All our mineral wool products meet the highest specifications and have demonstrated excellent rounded performance in the most demanding projects, including those built to the Passivhaus standard.
Glass Mineral Wool
Our high performance Glass Mineral Wool insulation solutions contain up to 80% high quality recycled materials, to which is added sand, limestone and soda ash before being melted in a furnace. The molten glass is spun to form millions of fine strands of wool. We use our proprietary and revolutionary bio-based binder, ECOSE® Technology, to bind the mineral wool together to form a mat of material which is then cured in order to form the final product.
The density of the product determines whether the insulation is a lightweight quilt supplied in rolls, a flexible slab or a rigid slab, and its thermal insulation value.
Our high performance Blowing Wool is an un-bonded, virgin fibrous glass blowing insulation, which is produced in the same way as the Glass Mineral Wool, however, it is produced as a loose-fill product to be blown into cavity walls, partitions, timber frame walls and ceilings.
Rock Mineral Wool
Our Rock Mineral Wool insulation solutions are mainly made from volcanic rock, typically basalt and/or dolomite. An increasing proportion is now recycled material from slag, a waste product from blast furnaces. The raw materials are melted and then spun into fine strands of wool. A binder is used to bind the wool together to form a mat of insulation, which is then cut into slabs or wired mattresses. Most of our Rock Mineral Wool products use our ECOSE® Technology.
|Glass Mineral Wool||Blowing Wool||Rock Mineral Wool|
|Compression packed to limit transport & warehouse requirements||✔||✔||✔|
|Strand type||Long strands provide high levels of tear strength||Loose to allow blown application||Short strands provide high levels of compressive strength|
|Available in slabs||✔||✔|
|Available in rolls||✔||✔*|
|Available loose for blown installation||✔|
|Available in wired mattresses||✔|
|Available with a variety of facings||✔||✔|
|Suitable for residential buildings||✔||✔||✔|
|Suitable for commercial buildings||✔||✔||✔|
|Suitable for new builds||✔||✔||✔|
|Suitable for refurbished buildings||✔||✔||✔|
|Suitable for fire protection||✔|
*Fire-teK Wired Mattress Only
Our Technical Solutions comprise of a range of high performance insulation solutions that have been developed specifically for the insulation requirements of HVAC systems and industrial plants. Our range covers solutions for insulating heating systems, piping and air conditioning ducts, insulating industrial plant and power stations, and for passive fire protection. Visit www.knaufinsulation-ts.com for further information.