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Mineral Wool Board Insulation

Common Product
MasterFormat 07 21 00 Thermal Insulation; 07 21 13.19 Mineral Board Insulation

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2015.

Mineral fibers are manufactured by spinning a molten mixture of rock wool (derived from igneous rocks such as basalt) and slag wool (derived from blast furnace slag from the steel industry) into fine fibers. An atomized binder (commonly urea...

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Mineral fibers are manufactured by spinning a molten mixture of rock wool (derived from igneous rocks such as basalt) and slag wool (derived from blast furnace slag from the steel industry) into fine fibers. An atomized binder (commonly urea phenol-formaldehyde) is sprayed onto the fibers before moving to an oven to cure. Flame retardants and antimicrobial additives are not required due to the inherent resistance of mineral wool itself to fungal, mold, and mildew growth, moisture. It has a high insulating value and also acts as a good acoustical barrier. Because of its high heat resistance, it is sometimes used as a passive fire barrier. The boards can be faced with foil or other materials, however this CP describes an unfaced board. Boards can be friction-fitted between studs or mechanically attached, and can be used in various applications within a buiding envelope, as well as basement walls, and floors over unheated spaces.

Name % Weight Whole Function GREENSCREEN® Sources
Mineral Wool, biosoluble and/or with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content ≤ 18 % by weight
65997-17-3
97.94% fiber base Subscribe to view
Urea, polymer with formaldehyde and phenol
25104-55-6
2.06% Binder Subscribe to view
Name % Weight Part % Weight Whole Function GREENSCREEN® Sources
Mineral Wool, biosoluble and/or with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide content ≤ 18 % by weight
65997-17-3
97.94% 97.94% fiber base Subscribe to view
Urea, polymer with formaldehyde and phenol
25104-55-6
2.06% 2.06% Binder Subscribe to view

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HBN Resources (2)

HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Report Making Affordable Multifamily Housing More Energy Efficient: A Guide to Healthier Upgrade Materials
Tool Insulation Hazard Spectrum

Sources

Sources for Common Product Data
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ATSDR Synthetic Vitreous Fibers
Board
Comfortboard
Delta
FiberBLock
IARC Monograph Man-made Vitreous Fibers
JM
Knauf EPD
Micro
NAIMA
OC
Roxul MSDS
Safing
Thermafiber EPD
ToxStrategies