Stone Wool Insulation Board Is Thermally Efficient, Non-Combustible

HARDROCK (DD) TRB (Thermal Roof Board) is a rigid, dual-density stone wool insulation which is purpose-designed to give an enhanced thermal performance across roofs that are subject to maintenance-only foot traffic. Manufactured using Rockwool’s patented dual-density technology, this A1 non-combustible thermal roof insulation board is ideal for large flat roof areas typically found on storage, logistics and distribution centers, as well as for education, healthcare and residential roofing applications.

“The roof is often overlooked in terms of fire safety, particularly from a regulatory standpoint, which can result in specifiers inadvertently yet routinely introducing a weak link into the building envelope via the unconsidered ‘fifth façade,’” said Will Wigfield, Product Manager at Rockwool. “However, there now exists a non-combustible flat roof insulation capable of meeting stringent thermal requirements in just one layer – offering contractors a quick and easy install without compromising fire safety. HARDROCK (DD) TRB achieves the highest-attainable Euroclass A1 rating under EN 13501-1, meaning that it simply will not burn.”” 

According to the manufacturer, HARDROCK (DD) TRB is easy to handle on site, and in the majority of applications can be securely installed within a mechanically-fixed single-ply waterproofing system using just one fixing per board, in contrast to the multiple fixings needed with PIR / PUR foam board installation. (Note: Exceptions may occur that demand multiple fixings, including, for example, the corner regions of flat roof systems, which are subject to increased external suction and internal pressure force, and require more fasteners.) The result is a quick and simple installation, reducing any risks of cold bridging that may otherwise compromise thermal performance. The product is also compatible with all commonly used flat roof membranes, including single-ply and EPDM, bitumen membranes and liquid-applied systems.

Manufactured from basalt rock, which is melted, spun and bound to create stone wool insulation boards, HARDROCK (DD) TRB is dimensionally stable, eliminating the need for any mechanical fasteners to prevent differential thermal expansion and undue stress on the waterproofing membrane. It is also water repellent and completely unaffected by damage caused by the freeze/thaw cycle, according to the manufacturer.

HARDROCK (DD) TRB Thermal Roof Boardis available as a specification-only product, supported by Rockwool’s Technical Solutions team who can provide U-value calculations, BIM modelling, and detailed technical guidance for all projects.

For more information, visit www.rockwool.co.uk

ROXUL Is Now ROCKWOOL in North America

ROXUL Inc. announced that the company will be known as ROCKWOOL in North America. Effective January 1, the company officially adopted the name of its global parent company, ROCKWOOL, the world’s largest manufacturer of stone wool products. Now, with a truly unified global presence, ROCKWOOL plans to build on its 80-year history by leveraging its broad portfolio of capabilities to enrich modern living by releasing the natural power of stone.

The rebrand to ROCKWOOL applies to all segments and product lines of the company’s North American stone wool insulation business: residential, commercial, roofing, OEM (core solutions) and technical insulation (industrial, marine & offshore). North American customers and consumers will see the ROCKWOOL rebrand supported throughout 2018 with increased presence, promotional efforts and communications.

Customers in all segments will notice a transition to the ROCKWOOL branding on all packaging. At retail home improvement and building centers, DIY consumers, builders and contractors will find a familiar look to the wrapping on ROCKWOOL COMFORTBATT, SAFE ‘n’ SOUND and COMFORTBOARD products. The primary difference will be the new ROCKWOOL logo, which includes a graphic representation of a volcano – symbolically the source of the core material: volcanic rock, from which all ROCKWOOL products are made.

Customers will also notice the new branding on all marketing materials, including hard-copy materials like sales literature, technical data sheets, and more, to ROCKWOOL’s new digital site and social channels throughout North America. ROCKWOOL has adopted new social media handles on all North American platforms, and invites its customers, partners, and stakeholders to connect.

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockwoolna
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockwoolna
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockwoolna/
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rockwool-north-america/
  • “The rebrand bolsters our position in the North American marketplace and internationally, as well,” said Trent Ogilvie, President, ROCKWOOL (North America). “It allows us to leverage our collective strengths to better serve both new and existing customers, while driving growth and investment across all regions.”

    According to the company, the ROCKWOOL commitment to progress is evident through investments in capacity, workforce and infrastructure. On the digital side, January marks the launch of ROCKWOOL’s new website in North America, www.rockwool.com, while the ROCKWOOL Group corporate site has transitioned to www.rockwoolgroup.com. The new websites provide a stronger digital presence intended to revolutionize how ROCKWOOL engages with its stakeholders.

    Significant investment in its manufacturing operations continue to support strong and growing demand for ROCKWOOL stone wool products in the United States and Canada. Since 2014, the ROCKWOOL Group has invested some $350 million in three new North American manufacturing facilities, including a recently announced stone wool insulation plant in Ranson, West Virginia.

    “The North American rebrand is meaningful beyond its impact to our company,” said Mirella Vitale, ROCKWOOL Group SVP of Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs. “Under one, unified identity, ROCKWOOL is able to mobilize more effectively to address the challenges affecting modern society. As we look to the future, ROCKWOOL stone wool products will play an increasingly important role, providing effective solutions to the critical issues of modern living such increased levels of urbanization, climate change, sustainability, water scarcity, flooding, energy consumption and noise pollution. Our commitment to people and the planet is written in stone.”

    For more information, visit www.rockwoolgroup.com.