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Through its unique combination of thermal, fire and acoustic
properties, mineral wool insulation is specifically “fit-for-
purpose” against low recurring expense and maintenance,
making it the
customer’s material of choice
. These
exceptional properties
come from the fibre-like structure that
prevents the movement of air, and from mineral wool’s inert
chemical composition.
It is a very
versatile material
, and can be manufactured
in many different densities to offer customised shapes
and performance levels. The range of products includes
loose granular material which is used for blown insulation
of cavity walls, slabs for walls, rolls for loft insulation,
pre-formed and faced pipe sections, ceiling tiles and
acoustic panels.
Glass and stone wool products are used in essentially
the same applications, with the largest volume going into
thermal insulation of buildings
. This is why we have
taken the building application as a starting point for this
brochure.
The benefts of mineral wool insulation throughout its various life-
cycle stages (that include material extraction, production, its actual
use and end-of-life recovery) are at the heart of its contribution to the
“triple bottom line” of sustainability (environment, society, economy).