rock wool

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rock wool

Fibers made from glass and used in home building applications (e.g., as insulation). These fibers, also known as slag wool, are known irritants to the eyes, upper respiratory tract, and skin.
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Hybrid insulation solutions often deliver superior thermal performance versus a system with only fiberglass or mineral wool.
SKD produces mineral wool insulation for the building and technical insulation market.
In addition, when mineral wool fibre become wet, it can act to draw heat from inside a building, increasing your fuel bills.
The researches into dependency of compressive resistance and deformability of mineral wool products on components of microstructure (filament mass of mineral wool and percentage of binder) and structure (horizontally layered, vertically layered, corrugated, mixed orientation of filaments) and the mathematical assessment of these factors according to the received experimental data is the most reliable method for designing and production of mineral wool boards with predetermined (required) strength properties Gnip et al.
As a lightweight solution with high water retention, mineral wool seemed an ideal material.
The glass mineral wool plants at Ravenhead, St Helens, and Pontyfelin, South Wales, the rock mineral wool plant at Queensferry, and an extruded polystyrene plant in North East England together employ more than 500 people.