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.

improving Fire resilience

People have a right to expect that their homes, workplaces, schools, and hospitals are safe.  Building fires do happen and when they do, the safety of building occupants and first-responders depends overwhelmingly on how the building performs during the fire.

Our insulation is a key component in fire-resilient buildings as its stone wool fibres are inherently non-combustible and can resist temperatures up to 1,000º C.  This is crucial to containing a fire locally and securing that a fire in a building will not become a building on fire.  And with minimal organic content, ROCKWOOL insulation will not produce any significant toxic smoke. 

As a minimum, every medium- and high-rise building should only be clad and insulated with non-combustible* materials that do not emit any significant toxic smoke when exposed to fire.

What happens in a fire
What happens in a fire

What happens in a fire

All fires require three elements: a source of ignition, combustible materials, and oxygen.
All fires require three elements: a source of ignition, combustible materials, and oxygen.
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Smoke kills more people than fire
Smoke kills more people than fire

Smoke kills more people than fire

Toxic smoke inhalation causes more fire-related deaths than do the fires themselves.
Toxic smoke inhalation causes more fire-related deaths than do the fires themselves.
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Non-combustible building facades
Non-combustible building facades

Non-combustible building facades

Every medium/high-rise building should only be clad and insulated with non-combustible materials.
Every medium/high-rise building should only be clad and insulated with non-combustible materials.
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Containing a fire once it begins
Containing a fire once it begins

Containing a fire once it begins

Fire compartments and non-combustible façade systems are crucial for containing a building fire once it’s begun.
Fire compartments and non-combustible façade systems are crucial for containing a building fire once it’s begun.
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Superior fire resilient insulation for residential and commercial buildings

We are committed to improving energy efficiency in your buildings with our innovative and high performance solutions and products. Our insulation products fit all types of buildings and can be applied to roofs, lofts, walls, floors, foundations and HVAC systems. Our insulation solutions improve thermal and acoustic comfort while also improving a building’s fire resilience. ROCKWOOL insulation is fire resilient which means that in the event of a fire, your insulation will contribute to containing a fire rather than feeding it.

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Technical insulation of industries, marine and offshore

Through the ProRox range for industry and the SeaRox range for marine and offshore, we offer you a complete range of products and systems for the thermal and fire resilient insulation of technical installations

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OEM insulation core solutions to industrial manufacturers

A customised range of products and services for a variety of applications such as sandwich panels, prefabricated building elements, fire doors, solar panels, ovens, chimneys, acoustic panels and more.

 

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Acoustics ceiling and wall solutions

Rockfon stone wool acoustic ceiling and wall solutions are a fast and simple way to create beautiful, comfortable spaces. Easy to install and durable, they protect people from noise and the spread of fire while also improving a building’s energy efficiency and contributing towards a sustainable future.

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Turn your vision into design

Rockpanel manufactures board material for façade cladding using basalt rock. Our products are created using an abundant resource, can be recycled into new products at the end of their lifetime and fit perfectly into sustainable trends such as passive housing. Our products also accommodate contemporary architectural trends such as stratification and organic shapes, with a strong emphasis on costs and installation time. In addition to their beauty Rockpanel boards contribute to improving a building’s energy efficiency and fire resilience.

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Cases

Stone wool fibres can withstand temperatures up to 1000 C.

Rising to the challenge

*At least class A2 s1, d0 according to EN 13501-1.

 

 

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