Driving buildings’ thermal performance
Mineral wool insulation – glass wool, stone wool, slag wool – has been widely used for more than 60 years to provide thermal and acoustic insulation and fire protection for homes, buildings, industrial processes and facilities; as well as air conditioning systems, automotive, off-shore and maritime applications and a variety of speciality products beyond insulation, such as growing media for horticultural applications, fillers, filters and water-management technology.
Made from resources abundant in nature, mineral wool insulation uses very little energy to transport, it is easy to install and safe to use. It makes buildings energy efficient, combats noise, reduces air pollution, is non-combustible while providing comfort, leaving an overwhelmingly positive carbon footprint. When a building’s lifetime comes to an end, it can be recycled into new mineral wool, or converted into other useful products that contribute to sustainable solutions.
It’s a simple concept really: factory man-made mineral fibres ‘capture’ air to prevent its movement, thereby providing exceptional thermal, acoustic and physical properties.
In short, this fascinating, versatile product plays an important role in the comfort and safety of people at home and at work, protecting their living environment both indoors and outdoors. As we spend almost 90% of our lives indoors, it is important for our buildings and homes to be comfortable, safe, healthy, stress-free, and affordable to maintain.
Eurima’s members take a responsible approach to production, product installation, product stewardship and end-of-life solutions. For more information, find out more about the range of mineral wool insulation products manufactured by our members and find instruction recommendations through our ‘How to install mineral wool insulation’ guide.