Building fires today develop 5-10 times faster than 50 years ago due primarily to our increased use of plastics and other synthetic materials. Fire-resilient stone wool insulation can slow the spread of fire, which can make the difference between a fire in a building and a building on fire.
Rockwool insulation is a key component in fire-resilient buildings as stone wool fibres are inherently non-combustible and can resist temperatures up to 1,000º C. This is crucial to containing a fire locally. With minimal organic content, ROCKWOOL insulation will not produce any significant toxic smoke.
Furthermore, ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation can be used in multiple interior partition wall assemblies, both in steel or wood stud wall cavities. Its higher density and a non-directional fibre orientation, significantly reduces the passage of sound, enhancing both comfort and privacy. While the inherent fire resistance of stone brings passive fire protection to interior walls.
- Easily cut
- Non-combustible with a melting point of approximately 1177°C (2150°F)
- Excellent sound absorbency
- Fire-resistant due to its high melting temperature
- Does not rot or promote the growth of fungi or mildew
- Low moisture sorption
- Water and moisture resistant; does not absorb moisture to maintain insulating value