The guide features the company’s extensive range of non-combustible, high-performance insulation ordered by application. This means customers, including architects and specifiers, can identify which products are best suited for roofs, walls, floors and fire protection. Product data detailing features and benefits are then listed in full at the back of the Solutions Guide.
Steve Smith, Head of Product Management and Business Intelligence at Knauf Insulation said: “It has never been so important for architects and specifiers to specify the right insulation for the project. As the only manufacturer of both Glass and Rock Mineral Wool, we are uniquely placed to recommend the best insulation solution for each application. Our new Solutions Guide is designed to showcase which of our products is best suited for each of the different build elements of their designs.”
“Within the product section, we have added a handy dial rating system. This allows readers to see at a glance each product’s thermal and acoustic performance, Euroclass Reaction to Fire classification and BRE Green Guide rating for sustainability.”
Knauf Insulation’s Technical Support Team is on hand to provide further advice on regulations, products and energy performance. They can also provide U-value calculations, NBS clauses and 3D Heat Loss/U-value Calculations. CAD and BIM files are also available.
In addition to the product and application sections, the Solutions Guide also includes information about Knauf Insulation’s extensive sustainability credentials.
Knauf Insulation’s glass mineral wool products contain up to 80% recycled materials – the vast majority of which is the glass cullet from Veolia's glass recycling facility next door to its St Helens plant. This whole process saves on raw materials and energy demands, cuts carbon emissions, and reduces waste going to landfill.
Most of Knauf Insulation’s mineral wool products are manufactured using ECOSE® Technology, its patented sustainable bio-based binder that contains no added phenol or formaldehyde. As a result, products made using ECOSE® Technology are 70% less energy intensive than mineral wool products made using traditional formaldehyde-based binders, further reducing their ecological footprint. They are also odourless, softer to touch and have the best possible Eurofins Gold Certificate for Indoor Air Comfort, contributing to a high level of indoor air quality.
The company even compresses its final products, which means less packaging used, fewer lorries on the roads and reduced transport carbon emissions.