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Isover Saint-Gobain: A history of innovation

Since taking its first pioneering steps in the manufacture of glasswool insulation in 1930, Saint-Gobain has followed a path of continuous improvement and innovation that has brought it, today, to its position as the world's leading insulation company.

Isover TEL Process

In the early years, the company's focus on production technology and fibre quality led to the development of its world-leading TEL process. This ground breaking process literally turned glasswool production technology on its head, introducing the concept of centrifugal force and hot-air attenuation to produce a completely new generation of glass fibre of a quality and consistency never before envisaged.

As the business expanded, and the company continued to develop worldwide on the basis of its technological excellence, the focus moved to customer service. Every aspect of customer service was reviewed and improved, with particular attention on key issues such as IT, logistics and palletisation. This led to anoth…

New Product Highlight: Isover Foil Faced Pipe Sections

Isover Foil Faced Pipe Insulation

Isover foil faced pipe insulation is designed to provide thermal and acoustic insulation of copper and steel pipework. These are strong, lightweight pre-formed ‘snap on’ sections, manufactured from up to 80% recycled content.

Isover Foil Faced Pipe Sections provide a factory applied reinforced aluminium foil covering, incorporating a self adhesive overlap, providing an effective vapour control finish.

Features:

High levels of thermal and acoustic performance.Consistent density and concentricity of bore positioning provides consistent performance along the length of the section.Euroclass A2 fire rating when classified with BS EN 13501-1.Manufactured from up to 80% recycled content.

Isover Foil Faced Pipe Section corresponds to the BRE Gloabal Green Guide online generic specification 'Glass wool insulation - density 80kg/m³' ref 915320059 which achieves a summary rating of A+ within Domestic, Health, Industrial, commercial, retail and Education.

ROCKWOOL SAFE‘N’SILENT SOLUTIONS FOR MARINA ONE PROJECT

Due for completion in 2017, Marina One is a new, mixed-use development in Singapore, comprised of residential living areas, office towers and retail podiums, designed by renowned architect Christoph Ingenhoven.



The project has already received expert recognition in the industry, having been awarded 3 titles at the 2012 Asia Pacific Property Awards for Best High Rise Architecture, Best Mixed Use Architecture and Best Mixed Use Development, and has also been certified by Singapore’s Green Mark Platinum and LEED Platinum schemes.

ROCKWOOL Asia contributes to the project as part of its recently introduced ‘Safe‘n’Silent’ product range for drywall partition system, offering a more holistic package to architects, system partners, distributors and contractors, that includes marketing collaterals, system performance materials and necessary training.

The Safe‘n’Silent solution is based on the Noise Criteria (NC) concept, giving the architects a complete toolset to aid the design process, specif…

ROCKWOOL ACHIEVES ISO 50001:2011 CERTIFICATION

ROCKWOOL are delighted to announce that they have achieved certification to ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System Standard.


The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard-setting body comprising representatives from various national standards organizations. The ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management Systems Standard aims to help companies continually reduce their energy use, and therefore their energy costs and their greenhouse gas emissions.  The standard provides a framework of requirements for companies to:


Develop a policy for more efficient use of energyFix targets and objectives to meet the policyUse data to better understand and make decisions about energy useMeasure the resultsReview how well the policy works, andContinually improve energy management

To achieve this standard, ROCKWOOL extended its existing Management Systems to conform to the clauses in ISO 50001 and carried out a comprehensive review of all energy sources in the business.  Th…

THE ASSOCIATION FOR VERTICAL FARMING WELCOMES THE GRODAN BUSINESS

As part of the membership, the GRODAN business will play a part in safeguarding the strategic future of vertical farming and developing this new and high-tech horticultural sector.


In recent years the environmental benefits of technologies made available in the horticultural sector have developed rapidly, offering up modern solutions to counter global challenges of the future.

The Association for Vertical Farming is an internationally active non-profit organisation which supports the practice of cultivating plant life in a skyscraper greenhouse or on a vertically inclined surface, thereby reducing the need for land and enabling a more efficient farming process in an artificially controlled environment.

The modern idea of vertical farming uses techniques similar to glass houses, where natural sunlight can be augmented with artificial lighting and metal reflectors.

The association, which is comprised of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities, focusses on the furt…