Benefits of mineral wool for thermal insulation

A solution widely used in thermal and acoustic insulation is mineral wool . This material is composed of very fine and elongated mineral fibers that are obtained by subjecting igneous rocks with high silica content to high temperatures . The high temperatures get this material to start a smelting process from which the final result will be obtained.

The mineral wool was discovered in the early twentieth century in Hawaii naturally by the action of violent eruptions that produced  volcanoes . Currently, the internal situation of the volcanoes is recreated to produce this material. The volcanic rock in most cases, is exposed to temperatures above 1600 degrees to produce the casting of these and get the mineral wool material.

The two modalities in which this material is presented in the market are in the form of rock wool or glass wool . Although these two materials have similar characteristics in terms of thermal insulation and sound insulation, glass wool also known as glass fiber, has a slightly better behavior in terms of acoustic insulation due to its composition.

In the aspect of thermal insulation, fiberglass or glass wool also stands out above rock wool because of its higher coefficient of thermal resistance. This is due to the fact that the melting process of the original silica material together with the rest of the components used in the manufacture of the mineral wool results in the glass wool of a felt formed by fine interlocked fibers. that prevent the passage of air particles and flow of caloric waves.

The thermal insulation composed of mineral wool, whether in the form of rock wool or glass wool, fiberglass, is a thermal insulation materialwidely used in Europe . Its use is not only reserved for the thermal and acoustic insulation of residential buildings, but industries also use it in the thermal insulation of their industrial processes .

Maintaining the temperature of the fluids passing through pipes or ducts and thermally insulating processes at low temperatures are two of the industrial processes in which glass wool is used.

What are the benefits of mineral wool?

Among the many benefits that are obtained from the use of mineral wool either in the form of rock wool or glass wool stand out above the rest;

Energy saving: Thanks to its characteristics as a thermal insulator, both rock wool and glass wool ensure that heat in winter or cold in summer does not escape to the outside with the consequent energy expenditure and maintaining a comfortable temperature inside the house.

“Guardians of silence”: Another of the main characteristics of this insulating material is its extraordinary behavior as an acoustic insulator, making it possible to isolate the interior of the house from possible annoying exterior noises while preserving comfort.

Safe material: Being an inorganic material, the mineral wool in its different presentations, rock wool or glass wool, has the characteristic fireproof so that in case of fire or continuous exposure to high temperatures, do not burn, or produce fumes, what guarantees the security inside the house.

The best techniques for the implementation of mineral wool as thermal insulation are by blowing or blowing . Our professionals have a great experience in the use of this type of thermal insulation and offer you the quality of an ecological installation without works.

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