Our natural ingredients
“In addition, the DECLARE label underlines the natural composition of our solutions to show they are made from Red List-free materials.”
Our glass mineral wool insulation products are composed of approximately 90% glass mineral wool, which is made of up to 80% recycled content (most of which is recycled glass cullet) and other mineral virgin raw materials such as sand and limestone. The remaining 10% comprises a bio-based binder and small quantities of additives that aid technical performance.
Jean-Pierre Pigeolet, our Buildings Sustainability Manager, said: “Just as customers increasingly want to know the ingredients of the food they consume, there is growing demand for understanding the ingredients of building products. People want certainty that there are no unhealthy chemicals being installed particularly in homes, schools, offices and hospitals. DECLARE provides this certainty.”
Free of unhealthy ingredients
“DECLARE certification is an important public record that discloses every ingredient of our unfaced Glass Mineral Wool with ECOSE Technology® down to every 0.01% of its composition. The certification is also an important reminder that up to 80% of these products are made from recycled glass.”
The certification also comes at a time when Green Building Rating Systems such as WELL, Living Building Challenge and LEED schemes are increasingly rewarding DECLARE-certified products with points for contributing to well-being.
Jean-Pierre Pigeolet said: “DECLARE and the Red List has grown in popularity because they are based on an auditing system that is straightforward to understand and transparent in its findings. This provides the integrity customers need when they are looking for healthy building products.”
Indoor air quality benefits