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Showing posts from March, 2014


On Saturday 29 March between 20:30 and 21:30 local time, millions of people around the globe will turn of the lights for the annual worldwide WWF Earth Hour that focuses on reducing carbon emissions. The main reason for ROCKWOOL International A/S and our Danish subsidiary in Hedehusene to support the WWF Earth Hour and the principle of turning off the light for one hour is first and foremost the political message behind the initiative. In the next few months, EU heads of state will decide how ambitious the 2030 goals for climate, energy efficiency and renewable energy should be. Every day the ROCKWOOL Group is helping to reduce the global climate problem as insulation brings down energy consumption in buildings and industrial processes and reduces CO2 emissions. The Group helps mitigate global warming as insulation reduces the energy consumption in – and thus CO2 emissions from - buildings and industrial processes. Also internally, the ROCKWOOL Group works hard to limit C

The Beginner's Guide to Pipe Insulation: Mineral Fibre

This latest entry in our "Beginner's Guide" series looks at the two kinds of mineral fibre generally used for heating and ventilation applications; Glass fibre and Stone / Rock fibre. The two are often viewed as the same material; whilst very similar in some ways they are different in others and thus each is better suited to certain applications. Both products can generally be used for very high temperatures, with rock wool having the edge in this area. But due to the slightly different characteristics of each material, the thermal conductivity of these two different kinds of mineral fibre are also slightly different. Glass tends to be more efficient for temperature ranges below 100C whilst rock is better suited to those above 100C. This means for example that glass wool is very slightly more efficient for say heating and plumbing applications, whereas rock would be more suitable for applications such as use on steam pipes. Both products also lend themselves to no

ROCKWOOL insulation used in the Quiet Treehouse at the Ideal Home Show 2014

Quiet Mark and John Lewis to unveil world's first Quiet Treehouse at this year's Ideal Home Show The Quiet Treehouse has been designed by Blue Forest Luxury Treehouses and will be donated to The Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice after the show. In our busy lives our hearts long to get back to a still and peaceful place often found in nature and what better than a cosy quiet hide-away treehouse far away from the madding crowd to escape to for a while. John Lewis Britain's best loved department store join with Quiet Mark in 2014 to introduce their latest technology and appliances awarded for excellence in sound quality and quieter yet high performance design following Quiet Mark's ground-breaking Quiet House at the Ideal Home Show in 2013. The sounds of spring start with John Lewis blending technology in harmony with nature with new season interiors. Step into a fantastical concept tree-home where pressures fade away soothed by harmonious s