ROCKWOOL: global stone wool insulation expert

“Our Group is a distinguished global leader within the insulation industry with high performance products and solutions for all major areas for fire, thermal, acoustic insulations in construction and process industry,” says Vinay Pratap Singh, Sales Director, ROCKWOOL India
 The ROCKWOOL Group of Companies is one of the world’s largest producers of stone wool insulation. Founded in 1937 and headquartered in Denmark, today the Group has around 10,000 employees and operates in over 40 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
ROCKWOOL Asia has four stone wool factories located in India, Malaysia and Thailand and offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; serving the needs of customers all across South Asia to neighbouring countries of Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
The ROCKWOOL brand is well recognised and established in Europe and worldwide as providing the highest quality insulation; offering consistent and lasting performance in fire, thermal and acoustics. Its solutions protect people from the cold, heat, risk of fire and unwanted noise while protecting the environment from the impact of buildings by reducing the energy consumed and lowering carbon emissions.
ROCKWOOL solutions for energy efficient buildingsHeating and cooling are amongst the main energy consumers in buildings but most of this energy is wasted due to inadequate insulation. By using well-proven energy efficiency techniques, 70 per cent to 90 per cent of a building’s energy need for heating or cooling can be cut. Better insulation is one of the most profitable ways to save energy wastage and CO2 emissions – it is a low hanging fruit.
Despite lack of regulations in building codes across Asia, architects and investors need to take up the challenge to design and build more sustainable ‘green’ buildings – which use less energy and emit less CO2. Sustainable buildings set a great example for governments to follow suit and improve building legislations in their regions.
Immediate action is crucial to avoid the consequences of extreme climate change as our life on earth depends on a delicate temperature interval of only a few degrees. One of the key elements to reduce emissions by 60 per cent – 80 per cent before 2050 is to reduce the energy consumption in buildings. According to CO2 abatement studies by McKinsey, insulation gives some of the highest financial gains for every tonne of CO2 it saves.
The company’s more recent development, ThermalRock S, achieves an A1 non-combustible reaction to fire classification including faced and unfaced variations. It also provides a high level of acoustic benefit. It has undergone rigorous acoustic testing and has attained a Class A absorption rating.
It is important to mention that ROCKWOOL stone wool is inorganic and contains no nutritious substance. Therefore it will not be attacked by microorganisms. Stone wool will not rot and does not attract vermin. No CFCs, HFCs, HCFCs, or asbestos are used in the manufacture of the company’s stone wool products.
The main applications of ThermalRock S include internal partitions, soffit slabs and façades. It is shrink-wrapped in polyethylene sheets for ease of handling, transportation and storage, and it is available in different dimensions.
Vinay Pratap Singh, Sales Director, ROCKWOOL India, said, “ThermalRock S is part of our strategy which will add value in our offering to the customers the most appropriate insulations in the construction, petrochemical, energy, shipbuilding and processing industry.”
He further added, “The ROCKWOOL group, the world’s largest stone wool manufacturer is the leading supplier of innovative insulation products and systems, improving the environment and quality of life for millions of people. Our Group is a distinguished global leader within the insulation industry with high performance products and solutions for all major areas for fire, thermal, acoustic insulations in construction and process industry.”

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