Mineral wool with ECOSE® Technology will feature heavily at this year’s Plan Expo Exhibition, with Knauf Insulation set to push its wide range of products all incorporating the revolutionary process, that further strengthens the environmental credentials of glass and rock mineral wool insulation.
A selection of products will be on display on stand H2, including Room-in-Roof Roll, DriTherm Cavity Slab and Earthwool CarbonZero.
Knauf Insulation mineral wool products with ECOSE® Technology are different because they are made with a formaldehyde-free binder derived from rapidly renewable materials, instead of traditional petro-based chemicals used in other insulation. The patented technology is up to 70 per cent less energy intensive than traditional binders and produces a ‘super-soft’ and easier to handle mineral wool, in a completely natural brown colour.
Knauf Insulation will be showcasing its Room-in-Roof Roll, designed specifically for warm pitched roofs at rafter level, it combines excellent thermal and acoustic performance with a swift installation process. The foil facing on Room-in-Roof Roll is wider than the insulation, enabling it to be stapled to the rafters to create a vapour control layer.
For cold pitched roofs at ceiling level, Knauf Insulation will be promoting the benefits of Earthwool CarbonZero, the first ‘carbon neutral’ loft insulation available in the UK and Ireland. To offset the carbon emitted during manufacture, financial support is provided for carbon reduction initiatives such as renewable energy and reforestation.
Attendees will also be able to find out more about DriTherm Cavity Slab, which brings into focus the advantages offered by full-fill insulation. The product is a semi-rigid slab of non-combustible glass mineral wool, which is 455mm wide to suit standard vertical wall tie spacing’s to ensure a closed joint with adjacent slabs. This results in less airspaces on the warm side of the insulation and prevents heat loss through gaps - a problem often associated with rigid foam board alternatives.
Bryan Stone, Regional Director for Ireland at Knauf Insulation comments: “Ireland is a key market for Knauf Insulation and exhibiting at Plan Expo is the ideal platform for us to convey the latest technology and products available in the insulation sector.”