Comfort and Handling

Comfort and handling

We strive to deliver the highest level of performance and have a long-standing track record of responsible product and process stewardship regarding the safety of our products. 

Mineral Wool products are not classified as hazardous and we are confident that they pose no health risk during their manufacture, installation or use. In fact our Mineral Wool with ECOSE Technology has also enabled us to receive the highest Gold certification by Eurofins for Indoor Air Quality emissions criteria.

 

OUR MINERAL WOOL WITH ECOSE MEETS THE HIGHEST REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY EMISSIONS

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.

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OUR MINERAL WOOL FIBRES HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED FROM ANY ‘HAZARD’ CLASSIFICATION UNDER STANDARDS RELATED TO THE CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF CHEMICALS

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 excluded from any ‘hazard’ classification under standards related to the classification and labelling of chemicals.

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WE PROVIDE EXPERT GUIDANCE ON HOW TO HANDLE OUR PRODUCTS

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.

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SDS

Easy access to our Safety Datasheet documents

DOP

Declaration of Performance for Knauf Insulation products available here