Rockwool Panel: the isolation your work demands
The Sandwich Panel was born to be installed in industrial environments. But with the passing of the years and its development, it has become more popular, being installed in many different places: from industrial warehouses, chemical industries, roofs for residential houses, farms and for any type of cold storage. It also allows the incorporation of different materials, as is the case of rock wool. The Rockwool Panels combines the excellent qualities of sandwich panels with the properties of Rock Wool in a same product!
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What is Rock Wool?
Construction in the USA is constantly evolving, and one of the great advances in this sector over the last century has been the use of Rock Wool as a construction material. But before delving into the multiple possibilities this mineral offers, it's important to briefly understand its origin.
Like many other important discoveries throughout history, the discovery of Rock Wool or Mineral Wool was somewhat accidental. In the early years of the 20th century, a group of volcanologists found a strange mineral fiber hanging from the trees near the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. When it erupted, they observed how this material was generated when the lava was acted upon by the wind. Over the years, thanks to technological and industrial development, Rock Wool has been perfected in factories, developing techniques that allow obtaining the insulator directly.
What is Rock Wool made of?
Today, Rock Wool is manufactured in Colombia through a process that seeks to imitate the natural action of volcanoes. At temperatures above 1,600 °C, basaltic or volcanic rock is melted in a furnace to return it to its original state of lava. Then, the lava is poured onto wheels that spin at high speed and, thanks to centrifugal force, it is transformed into fibers that will be compressed more or less depending on the desired performance. Finally, this "mattress" goes to the final curing phase, where it acquires its definitive shape.
At Sandwich Panel Group, we are committed to innovation and research to provide the best products. For this reason, we have a solution that combines the best of Rock Wool with the benefits of Sandwich Panel installation. Yes, we are talking about the Rockwool Sandwich Panel!
The model that is most successful in the USA, which we will further develop later, is Acoustic Rockwool. But at Sandwich Panel Group we also have fireproof Rock Wool panels that do not burn when they come into contact with fire.
In the construction sector, the main use of Rock Wool is as insulation due to its excellent properties. By combining the utilities of Rock Wool with the properties of the Sandwich Panel, we obtain as a result the Rock Wool Sandwich Panel, which offers high-quality thermal and acoustic characteristics, as well as excellent fire behavior.
Therefore, it is highly requested for use in home construction, as it is a material that can be installed in various areas of our homes.
Throughout our long experience, we have participated in several projects that have required the installation of the Rock Wool Sandwich Panel both on the roof and on the facade. The installation of this material is much easier than the independent installation of Mineral Wool, because the properties of the Sandwich Panel facilitate the assembly process.
The installation process of the Rock Wool Sandwich Panel will depend on whether it is a roof or a wall. In both cases, a perfect union is achieved that avoids the appearance of leaks.
Acoustic Rockwool Panels
All our Acoustic Rockwool Panels offer great acoustic protection with a noise level reduction of up to 35dB. This is because Rock Wool fibers have sound-absorbing qualities, allowing for a quieter and more comfortable environment.
Acoustic Rockwool Panel for Roofing
At Sandwich Panel Group, we manufacture Rockwool Panels for Acoustic Roofs, which offer excellent acoustic properties to act as a sound barrier and, at the same time, maintain the fire resistance levels that the Fireproof Panel offers. This type of Rockwool Sandwich Panel is widely used in sports venues, music rooms, recording studios, conference rooms, and other spaces that require a high level of acoustic insulation.
Therefore, the Acoustic Rockwool Roof that Sandwich Panel Group offers and distributes in the USA is a very efficient and versatile construction material that offers an excellent combination of acoustic and thermal insulation. Its easy installation, ability to absorb sound, and fire resistance make it an ideal option for building construction in a wide variety of situations.
Rockwool Acoustic Wall Panel
Just as the Acoustic Rock Wool Roof offers excellent noise reduction, the Acoustic Rock Wool Facade is designed to provide similar benefits. As a Sandwich Panel with Rock Wool core, it combines the advantages of high thermal and acoustic insulation with the strength and durability of Sandwich Panel systems.
The Acoustic Rock Wool Facade is widely used in buildings and facilities where sound insulation is a priority, such as schools, hospitals, offices, residential buildings, and more. It effectively reduces noise transmission from the exterior to the interior of the building, thereby enhancing the comfort and usability of the space.
Its durability and resistance to environmental conditions also make it a suitable option for outdoor applications. It withstands harsh weather conditions, providing long-lasting performance without the need for significant maintenance.
Fireproof Rockwool Panels
Another significant aspect of the Rock Wool Sandwich Panel is its fire-resistant properties. This fireproof rock wool is made from inorganic materials that are naturally resistant to high temperatures. Therefore, it does not burn when it comes into contact with fire and does not produce toxic smoke or gases.
This makes it an excellent choice for buildings where fire safety is a top priority, such as industrial facilities, warehouses, and public buildings. The fireproof Rock Wool Panel can resist temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius, providing a significant level of protection against fire hazards.
At Sandwich Panel Group, we are proud to offer Rock Wool Sandwich Panels that combine superior thermal and acoustic insulation with fire resistance. Whether you are looking for a solution for your roof, facade, or any other part of your construction project, our panels can provide the performance and protection you need.
The Panel Sandwich Group's Fireproof Rockwool Sandwich Panel is the only one on the market that can resist flames in the event of a fire. In this way, it is possible to gain time and reaction capacity. Depending on the thickness, they offer a fire resistance of up to 180 minutes for roofs, or 240 minutes in the case of facades.
Fireproof Rockwool Panel for Roofing
The Fireproof Rock Wool Roof panel is an excellent choice for industrial and commercial buildings due to its fire-resistant properties. It is made from inorganic materials, which makes it non-combustible and resistant to high temperatures. This type of panel is designed to withstand intense heat and prevent the spread of fire, providing a safe and secure environment.
The areas in which we usually install our Sandwich Rockwool Fireproof for Roofing are usually those where safety is a priority above all else: commercial environments, bakeries, wood-fired ovens, schools, chemical industries, hospitals, etc.
Fireproof Rockwool Panel for Siding
Similarly, the Fireproof Rock Wool Facade panel is designed to offer excellent fire resistance in addition to thermal and acoustic insulation. It is an ideal choice for buildings where fire safety is a concern, providing a protective barrier against the spread of fire from the exterior to the interior of the building.
Whether you need a fire-resistant roof or facade, our fireproof Rock Wool Panels can provide the protection you need without compromising on thermal and acoustic performance. Explore our range of Rock Wool Sandwich Panels today to find the perfect solution for your construction project
Installing Rock Wool Panels is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with the right tools and knowledge. Here are some general steps:
- Measurement: Measure the area where you want to install the panel. Ensure that you have the correct measurements to avoid wastage or shortage of materials.
- Preparation: Prepare the area by cleaning it and making sure it is free of any debris or obstruction. This step is crucial for ensuring the proper installation and performance of the panels.
- Installation: Start installing the panels from one end, making sure they are aligned correctly. Use appropriate fasteners to secure the panels to the structure. Ensure that the joints between panels are sealed to prevent air leakage.
- Inspection: After the installation, conduct a thorough inspection to ensure that the panels are correctly installed and that there are no gaps or misalignments.
Please note that these are general steps and may vary depending on the specific type of Rock Wool Panel and the installation requirements of your building. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and consider hiring a professional if you're not confident about doing it yourself.
Rockwool Panels require minimal maintenance due to their durable nature. However, regular inspections should be conducted to ensure their optimal performance and longevity. Here are some maintenance tips:
- Regular Inspection: Regularly inspect the panels for any signs of damage or wear. Check the seals and joints between panels to ensure they are still intact.
- Cleaning: Clean the panels with mild soap and water as needed. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could damage the panel surface.
- Repair or Replace: If you find any damaged panels during your inspection, repair or replace them as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
With proper installation and maintenance, Rockwool Panels can provide excellent thermal, acoustic, and fire-resistant properties for many years, making them a smart investment for your construction project.
Benefits of the Rockwool Sandwich Panels
Although the advantages that our Rockwool Panel can bring to your project are numerous, here are the main benefits if you decide to install this material:
Its excellent insulating attributes make it possible to achieve an excellent level of thermal comfort. The low level of thermal conductivity of the mineral fibers that compose it, together with its multidirectional structure containing dry air inside, constitutes a barrier to heat flow.
It is the thermal insulating material with the best acoustic isolation levels. Greater acoustic comfort translates into improved health.
Contributes to increase the fire resistance of the building. It slows down the spread of fire, allowing to gain time in case of fire.
It is used to fill air chambers where there are chimney ducts or other types of elements that can reach very high temperatures. Classification A1 against fire.
RockWool is a material that is permeable to water vapor. That is to say, it allows water vapor to pass through, reducing the possibilities of humidity formation due to condensation.
No absorption of humidity
By insulating facades and roofs, we avoid the formation of humidity due to condensation, since the dew point is not reached. It does not absorb humidity. Very suitable in cases where there is a lot of moisture due to condensation.
It allows the filling of joints and gaps in the walls, which prevents the generation of cold air currents towards the interior of the home that can lower the temperature of the house.
It is a highly resistant material, with the capacity to retain all of its properties for an estimated useful life of 50 years. In addition, it can withstand the effects of weathering and other environmental factors, making it ideal for use on roofs and walls.
Rockwool is a 100% recyclable product with no loss of properties.
As you can see after reading this article, our Rockwool Panel is the ideal product to obtain excellent levels of acoustic and fireproof insulation in both the roof and the wall of your building.
At Panel Sandwich Group, we are committed to providing high-quality Rock Wool Panels that meet your specific needs. Our team of experts is available to guide you through the selection process and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. Please feel free to reach out to us at your convenience. We look forward to helping you with your construction project. You can contact us through the following contact form on our website or by calling us at the following telephone number: +1 904 512-3122.