Comfort and Handling

Knauf Insulation produces both Glass Mineral Wool and Rock Mineral Wool, which are both made using raw materials based on readily renewable materials as well as recycled materials. Other information about the composition of our materials includes:

Exoneration from hazardous materials classification

During installation, when the insulation is cut, levels of dust (depending on factors such as cutting equipment, ventilation) can be created. Through a series of extensive tests related to bio persistence of fibre, Mineral Wool fibres in Knauf Insulation products have been from any ‘hazard’ classification under standards related to the classification and labelling of chemicals - Read more

Indoor Air Quality

Knauf Insulation GmbH was awarded the first Indoor Air Comfort Gold Standard certificate in 2010 from Eurofins Scientific for its Mineral Wool products with ECOSE Technology, completed as part of the Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold standard testing and certification programme. Knauf Insulation Mineral Wool solutions with ECOSE Technology is certified as an 'outstanding material' according to the VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Indoor Air Quality emissions regulations - Read more

Limited skin discomfort

Fibres contained in our Mineral Wool may cause mechanical irritation (discomfort) for some people upon contact with skin. In order to minimise potential discomfort we provide guidance on how to handle our product such as pictograms on product packaging. Below is an explanation of the pictograms, which are part of the installation advice, and their meaning - Read more