Glass Wool Insulation
Glass wool Insulation is one of the most widely used forms of insulations world-wide, because of its thermal and acoustic properties. It is light weight, has high tensile strength and exceptional resilience. Glass wool is one of the most preferred insulations in applications with service temperatures up to 250C. A mixture of sand and recycled glass at 1,450 C and spun at high speeds to create very thing fibre and bonded together by high temperature binder. These fibres are distributed to trap millions of tiny pockets of air in it, thereby creating it an excellent thermal and acoustic insulation. The resulting product is formed into rolls and slabs with various thickness and densities. Some products come with Aluminium Foil, Black Glass Tissue, Glass Cloth facings.
Insulation must be kept dry at all times. Like other insulation, glass wool relies on the microscopic air gaps inside as the insulators. If the insulation gets wet, the air gaps would get filled with water, and you lose the thermal insulation. Getting moisture would bring in potentially destructive results--insulation would then be susceptible to mould. Should any part of a glass wool become wet, it should be cut off, discarded and never used.
Glass wool insulation remains hugely popular, and when properly installed in the roof, floor or walls of a building, it can be expected last as long as the building itself. Additionally, glass wool insulation is resistant to vermin, and are non-combustible.
Glass wool insulation can be somewhat itchy to work with, but it is not caused by chemicals, but simply by the tiny glass-fibre ends that might get pushed into the skin. So, its recommended to wear a long sleeve shirt and gloves when handling glass wool.
- Loft insulation
- Cavity wall insulation
- Within partitions and floors
- Suitable for temperatures up to 230C,
- Typically includes 30 60% of post consumer waste,
- A formaldehyde-free binder,
- High thermal resistance,
- Chemically inert,
- Extremely low spread of flame,
- Non emission of dense smoke and toxic gases, on depletion of oxygen,
- Excellent acoustic insulation values,
- Does not encourage growth of fungi and vermin,
- Inherently non-combustible and resistant to rot,
- Glass wool is stable under varying conditions of temperature and humidity.
- Excellent tear strength.
- Not prone to sagging or settling.
- Rigid slabs have inherently high compression resistance.
- Reusable and recyclable
3* Isover Acoustic Partition Roll, Isover RD Party Wall Roll, Isover Acoustic Multi-Purpose Slab, Isover Acoustic High Performance Slab, Isover Cavity Wall Slab, Superglass Superwall 36 Cavity Wall Batt
Glass wool would irritate the eyes, skin, and the respiratory system. You might feel itching skin, eyes, breathing difficulty, sore throat, hoarseness and cough, so you must wear safety clothing and safety goggles.