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Rockwool Insulation:Why talk about Energy Design?

The energy design of a building is the basis for its expected future dependency on fuel resources and consequently a considerable part of the expected future running costs. When building costs are discussed the argumentation is commonly limited to construction costs. With an increasing relevance of energy prices and more and more investors asking for certified buildings, operation costs and even costs for deconstruction become more and more relevant. Depending on the specific building parameters such as usage type and location, future costs can make up to 80% of the total lifetime costs of a building. A smart energy design does not only consider minimised heat loss via the building envelope so that very little energy supply is needed in operation, it also seeks to make best use of the building geometry, its thermal mass and how solar energy is efficiently made available for the building users. How is Smart Design achieved? A smart energy design aims at creating a comfortab

Successful first year for Rockwool Insulation's Volga factory

Successful first year for Volga factory The order book is full in Russia and the ROCKWOOL Group has seen exceptionally strong sales in the first quarter despite a difficult environment. It’s busy times at the ROCKWOOL Group’s factory in the Volga region. The factory was opened in April 2012 and, from the very start, it has been working at full capacity – 24 hours 7 days a week. “The establishment of the new factory was a wise and timely investment. After a harsh recession period, the construction and insulation markets are now back on track and showing good growth. This has created a great demand for thermal insulation, so the timing is just perfect,” says Managing Director in Russia, Nick Vince. He explains that the positive development is driven mainly by two things: namely increased building activity in the new ‘single family’ housing sector and the refurbishment of old soviet flats. Also energy efficiency is becoming an issue as oil and gas prices for consume

ROCKWOOL Group acquires BASF Wall Systems from BASF in Germany

Rockwool International A/S Company Announcement. The ROCKWOOL Group acquires the German facade insulation company BASF Wall Systems from BASF. The ROCKWOOL Group today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire BASF Wall Systems GmbH & Co. KG, which is a leading German system holder for external facade insulation (ETICS), owned by the BASF Group. Hedehusene, Denmark, 2013-07-18 13:20 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Release no. 6 -- 2013 To NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen A/S This is a translation of the Danish version. Only the Danish version is legally binding. ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S Hovedgaden 584, Entrance C DK2640 Hedehusene Phone: +45 4656 0300 Danish CVR no: 54879415 18 July 2013 The ROCKWOOL Group acquires the German facade insulation company BASF Wall Systems from BASF The ROCKWOOL Group today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire BASF Wall Systems GmbH & Co. KG, whic

Rockwool News: Take-off in India

After a troublesome start the ROCKWOOL Group is now on the right track towards a long term profitable and sustainable business in India. 2012 was an interesting time for the operating company ROCKWOOL India, which is responsible for the Group’s activities across India and the Middle East. ROCKWOOL India celebrated its first full year with rapid growth in the Middle East, and the operation has moved quickly to benefit from substantial new investments in power and petrochemicals, and also the region’s large investments in infrastructure and construction. Production well on track. The last twelve months have also seen good progress in the company’s manufacturing operations, located at Dahej on the West coast of Gujarat State. This includes rapid increase in available capacity and very significant improvement in manufacturing skills and quality, all fully in line with the Group’s global targets. “It’s no secret that the start of our manufacturing operations was a challenge

The benefits of using durable Rockwool Insulation - Nothing lasts like solid rock

All ROCKWOOL® stone wool insulation is made from rock, making it naturally durable and stable over the lifetime of a building. This means it never needs replacing. The unique physical structure of ROCKWOOL® keeps its shape and toughness, and it is not affected by changes in temperature or humidity. ROCKWOOL® insulation is dimensionally stable: it just keeps performing, decade after decade. ROCKWOOL® can also be used to create products that withstand sustained or heavy loads. Millions of square metres of concrete floors have been laid on top of ROCKWOOL® insulation all over the world (with no evidence of long term creeping). ROCKWOOL® also delivers excellent thermal performance as well. ROCKWOOL® insulation derives its excellent thermal properties from tiny pockets of air trapped within the physical structure of the stone wool. FIT IT AND FORGET IT ROCKWOOL® continues to work throughout the lifetime of the building. As well as reducing the heat needed to k