3 Benefits to Stone Wool Insulation
There are two types of mineral wool products: Glass wool and stone wool insulation. Stone wool insulation is engineered to be fabricated in OEM applications and comes in a variety of formats, densities and dimensions, making it easy to cut, bend, split, wrap and compress. It is made from volcanic rock, typically basalt and recycled materials.
In this article, we discuss three reasons you should use stone wool insulation for OEM applications.
Stone wool has an unparalleled fire resistance, sound absorbency and thermal protection properties, making it the ideal choice for a variety of applications including laboratory incubators, insulated packaging, buses and railcars, appliances, fire/acoustic doors, office interiors, HVAC, and more.
A key feature of stone wool insulation is its resistance to fire. Stone wool products are non-combustible and will not develop smoke or promote flame spread, even when directly exposed to fire. Some stone wool products can even resist temperatures up to approximately 1177°C (2150°F) which is even hotter than most fires will ever reach.
Stone wool insulation does not absorb water or hold moisture. In fact, it repels and drains away water from the product and will completely dry out while maintaining the original integrity of the product. It also does not rot, corrode, sag, lose its shape, or promote fungi and bacterial growth.
Stone wool insulation is more dense than traditional insulations making it ideal for sound dampening, across a wide range of frequencies. This effectively reduces airflow and sound transmissions. Having a higher air flow, resistivity means having better sound attenuation. Stone wool has an unparalleled fire resistance, sound absorbency and thermal protection properties, making it the ideal choice to include in your product.
Peerless Hi-Temp machines a variety of mineral wool products for original equipment manufacturers, general contractors, musicians and end users. We help our customers consider the use of the product and select the right material specific to the OEM application creating a custom solution for high quality performance components before, during and after fabrication.
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