Fire resilience

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.

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

Cases

Stone wool fibres can withstand temperatures up to 1000º C.

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