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.

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How the natural power of stone can enrich modern living

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

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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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.

01

Fire resilience

Withstand temperatures above 1000°C.

In land-scarce urban areas, more and more people are working and making their homes in high-rise buildings. These structures can be brilliant solutions to the challenge of safely housing a growing population.

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02

Thermal properties

Save energy by maintaining optimum indoor temperature and climate.

It makes living and working conditions more healthy and comfortable, helping people to thrive, especially in urban environments. 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 wellbeing, especially in densely populated areas.

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04

Durability

Increased performance and greater stability with lower costs.

In land-scarce urban areas, more and more people are working and making their homes in high-rise buildings. These structures can be brilliant solutions to the challenge of safely housing a growing population.

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05

Aesthetics

Match performance with aesthetics.

When people live and work in aesthetic spaces, they feel comfortable and motivated. Environments in which people enjoy spending time can improve social cohesion and make neighborhoods safer and healthier.

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06

Water properties

Manage our most precious resource.

A growing population puts traditional food production under pressure, and climate change has increased the need for flood defenses. 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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07

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

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