What is superwool insulation?
Superwool insulating fibre is a low bio-persistent product offering a versatile alternative to traditional insulation solutions for industrial and commercial applications. Read our Environment, Health & Safety Overview on page 10 to learn more about low bio-persistent fibres.
What is superwool made of?
The Superwool® blanket is a highly flexible product, made from alkaline earth fibres (studied for their solu- bility in physiological solutions) and contains no binder or lubricant. It therefore releases neither smoke nor odour when the temperature rises.
Is superwool carcinogenic?
Even fibrous calcium silicate is not regarded as carcinogenic by the World Health Organisation and is exonerated under the extremely rigorous German regulations and in the entire EU. We are all exposed to considerable amounts of dust from environmental as well as industrial sources.
What is alkaline earth silicate?
Alkaline earth silicate fiber-based thermal insulation materials offer thermal insulation at recommended operating temperatures of up to 1200 ° C and are based on a calcium magnesium silicon dioxide chemistry. Thus, these products meet the European legal requirements for synthetic glassy fibers.
Does mineral wool contain silica?
In after-use high-temperature mineral wool crystalline silica crystals are embedded in a matrix composed of other crystals and glasses.
Is Rockwool bad for your lungs?
Not only is rockwool unfriendly to the environment – it’s also potentially harmful to your health. New blocks can contain a lot of dust and loose fibers that can get in your eyes, mouth, skin and lungs. If you’re using rockwool, you should be using a mask, goggles and gloves when you work with it to protect yourself.
Should I remove old Rockwool insulation?
No need to remove it, however, you must-must-must air seal prior to installing more insulation. That flue (assuming that is) pipe also need to be clearanced from the insulation and should not be in direct contact with the insulation. Isolate out with fire rated drywall or sheet metal.
Is Rockwool cancerous?
The EPA has classified refractory ceramic fibers as probable human carcinogens. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined glass filaments, glass wool, rock wool, and slag wool to not be classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3).
Do mice like Rockwool?
Mice absolutely LOVE fiberglass insulation, so avoid that for starters. Rock wool (Roxul) is perhaps the best but it is quite a bit more expensive.
Does Rockwool contain asbestos?
Rock Wool still makes products for residential, industrial and commercial buildings as well as marine applications, none of which contains asbestos. Most of its products sold today are marketed under the trade name DELTA.
Should you wear a mask when using rockwool?
Rockwool also recommends the use of disposable facemasks, especially when working in confined or dusty spaces or with high speed cutting tools.
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How are superwool Plus and HT blankets made?
Superwool Plus and Superwool HT blanket are manufactured from pure raw materials using a new manufacturing technology. In addition to enhanced thermal properties, large nuisance dust particles have been effectively eliminated making the product soft to the touch and less irritating during use.
What are the thermal properties of superwool plus?
Superwool Plus has excellent insulating properties; low thermal conductivity, excellent thermal shock resistance, low heat storage capacity, inorganic (smoke free).
What’s the best type of fiber for insulation?
Superwool is a bio-persistent, “safer” alternative to traditional ceramic fiber insulation.