Why stone wool

Stone and civilisation were made for each other. ROCKWOOL makes the most of this relationship to improve our health, well being and comfort.

To Our Thinking

The 7 strengths of stone

We have been able to break down the natural power of stone into 7 strengths that are inherent in the versatile properties of stone wool. These are seven reasons why we believe the world’s most abundant resource can be engineered to create uniquely useful and exciting solutions for our customers. And by applying these 7 strengths to everything we do, we passionately believe that we can address some of the biggest challenges facing our world. We’re sure that there are even more strengths of stone to be discovered, and when we discover them, we’ll turn those strengths into new products that improve the quality of life of everyone who comes into contact with them. That’s why these 7 strengths lie at the heart of every ROCKWOOL product.

Releasing the natural power of stone

There is something uniquely exciting about turning an abundant natural resource into products that enrich modern life. And our search is not yet over: there’s still so much to be discovered. ROCKWOOL is leveraging the 7 strengths of stone to create products that meaningfully address the biggest challenges facing our world.

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01

Fire resilience

Withstand temperatures above 1000°C.

ROCKWOOL is non-combustible and has a melting point of over 1000℃. In an event of a fire, ROCKWOOL insulation can reduce spread of flames and provide precious time to save your family and your home.

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02

Thermal properties

Save energy by maintaining optimum indoor temperature and climate.

Temperature maintenance can dramatically reduce heating, cooling, and ventilation costs, and reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

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03

Acoustic capabilities

Block, absorb or enhance sounds.

From railways to tramways, roads to airports, good infrastructure is crucial to urban life, which can be very noisy. The resulting ground-borne vibration, traffic noise – and not to mention human noise pollution – all have a serious and negative impact on our well-being, especially in densely populated areas.

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04

Robustness

Increased performance and greater stability with lower costs.

ROCKWOOL’s dimensional stability means its performance remains unchanged, decade after decade, ensuring maintenance savings throughout a building’s long life span.

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05

Water properties

Manage our most precious resource.

Stone wool can be engineered to absorb or repel water as needed, as well as recirculate it in a greenhouse, solving a range of water management problems.

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06

Circularity

Reusable and recyclable materials.

Rock is one of the most abundant raw materials on the planet, but we still need to make better use of our planet’s resources. We have developed our technology in a way that allows us to use waste from other industries as alternative raw material.

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07

Aesthetics

Match performance with aesthetics.

We have harnessed the natural beauty and adaptability of stone to make it easy to design and customise in an almost unlimited range of colours, shapes, and forms.

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Harnessing the 7 strengths of stone to address the world's big challenges