This is a common form of insulation in the UK. Available in a range of densities, glass mineral wool offers excellent thermal and acoustic properties as well as enhanced fire safety. The production of glass wool uses far less energy than the amount of energy it saves once installed within the building.
Glass mineral wool is made by melting sand, soda ash, limestone and recycled glass in a furnace at a temperature in excess of 1400°C. The molten glass is taken from the furnace and fed into spinning discs where it is spun to form fibres that are in turn directed through the application of a binding agent onto a moving conveyor to form a mat of glass mineral wool. This mat is subjected to further forming processes including curing within an oven before undergoing cutting/shaping into rolls or slabs.