Certifications and Listings

Buildings affect many important aspects of human existence.

Buildings affect many important aspects of human existence.

We spend roughly 90% of our lives indoors so the quality of the buildings contributes significantly to our health, our wellbeing and our productivity - at work and at home. 

All ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation products are manufactured to meet and exceed quality, safety, sustainability and performance standards.

On April 22nd, 2019, ROCKWOOL achieved certification under NAIMA's R-Value program. Demonstrating our ongoing commitment to delivering on quality and performance.

Learn about some of the key certifications and listings ROCKWOOL has obtained in the summaries below.

Sustainability

Declare

Declare is a product labelling program linked to the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List. The Declare product label discloses all of a product's added substances to 100 parts per million (ppm). 

There are three compliance levels: 

  1. LBC Red List Free, which means that the product is free of all red list ingredients; 
  2. LBC Compliant, which means that the product contains some chemicals that ILFI has designated as temporary red list exceptions; 
  3. Declared, which means that the product is not compliant with the Red List or its temporary exceptions.

All ROCKWOOL Declare labels are compliance level 2: LBC Compliant. 

The LBC Red List, developed by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), designates chemicals that may not be included in materials used in construction that seeks to meet the criteria of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). 

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GREENGUARD Gold

GREENGUARD Gold Certification is only given to products that are compliant with the certification requirements, which among others, include stringent limits on emissions of more than 360 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). GREENGUARD Gold Certification emission criteria incorporate health-based emissions requirements as denoted among others by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of California Department of Public Health’s Section 01350. More than 400 green building codes, standards, guidelines, procurements policies, and rating systems give credit for GREENGUARD Certified products.

Certified ROCKWOOL North America stone wool products are audited regularly by UL Environment in order to maintain GREENGUARD Gold Certification. GREENGUARD Certified products are recognized, referenced and preferred by more than 450 federal purchasers, retailers, green building rating tools and building codes.

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GREENGUARD

GREENGUARD is for the responsible customer who wants low emission products, but acknowledges that installed stone wool insulation products wont impact the VOCs in the indoor air. 

UL Environment’s (ULE) Formaldehyde Free Environmental Claim Validation 

The ROCKWOOL AFB evo™ is manufactured with a non-added formaldehyde binder. 

All organic materials will emit small amounts of Formaldehyde – even if you don’t add any. This is also the case for mineral and glass wool insulation and all alternatives containing organic material: cellulose, straw etc.

To support our claim, ROCKWOOL has achieved the UL Environment’s (ULE) Formaldehyde Free Environmental Claim Validation.

For a product or material to be verified as formaldehyde free, product samples must have a measured formaldehyde emission comparable to, or below, typical outdoor air concentrations. This demonstrates that formaldehyde exposure from products labelled as formaldehyde free will not contribute airborne formaldehyde at a level greater than found in the natural outdoor environment. 

The manufacturer also maintains a formalized manufacturing quality system and attests that there is

  1. No added formaldehyde,
  2. No known added formaldehyde precursors
  3. No added formaldehyde polymers, and
  4. That no formation of formaldehyde is expected under typical product usage conditions. 

Transparency Bulletin – Product transparency inventory

The ROCKWOOL transparency bulletin is designed to fulfil the following:

  • LEED v4, Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients requirements, Option 1: material
  • WELL Building Standard, AIR FEATURE 25: Toxic material reduction + MIND FEATURE 97: Material

EPDs

All ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation products are covered by the NAIMA EPDs:

Safe Use Instruction Sheets SUIS

The ROCKWOOL Safe Use Instruction Sheet (SUIS) is provided to communicate safe handling and use instructions. The SUIS covers manufactured articles neither regulated by OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200 nor by the Canada Hazardous Products Regulation SOR/2015-17 (WHMIS 2015).

ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation products are considered as article. “Article” means a manufactured item other than a fluid or particle: 

  1. which is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture; 
  2. which has end use function(s) dependent in whole or in part upon its shape or design during end use; and 
  3. which under normal conditions of use does not release more than very small quantities, e.g., minute or trace amounts of a hazardous chemical (as determined under paragraph (d) of this section), and does not pose a physical hazard or health risk to employees) 
  4. are not regulated by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 and are exempt from SDS and label requirements.

Manufacturers declaration of product conformity for product specific VOC emissions

The products listed herein are determined compliant in accordance with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.2–2017 and GreenGuard Gold for classrooms. 

Fire

Perimeter Fire Containment & Safing

Perimeter Fire Containment is designed to prevent flame and hot gases from entering the room above via the void created at the intersection of the floor slab and the interior of the exterior wall assembly. 

ROCKWOOL ROXUL SAFE™ can be used in both perimeter fire containment systems and joint systems with a full list of tested/approved designs.

Partitions

ROCKWOOL stone wool batt insulation has been designed for use in both steel and wood framed partition walls for both fire ratings and acoustics.

ROCKWOOL AFB®, SAFE’n’SOUND® can be used in a variety of tested/approved designs.

Facades

ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation allows design professionals the freedom to design and select a variety of materials to be used around ROCKWOOL insulation, especially when designing a non- combustible exterior wall assembly. 

Exterior Wall Fire Resistance Ratings

ROCKWOOL has a variety of exterior fire rated assemblies for 1 hour and 2 hour rated metal building designs, and 1 hour rated load bearing exterior assemblies.

Thermal Barriers

ROCKWOOL COMFORTBOARD™ 80 and COMFORTBATT® are approved and certified for use as thermal barriers over foamed plastic insulation in Canada meeting the requirements of CAN/ULC - S101 and CAN/ULC - S124

ROCKWOOL COMFORTBOARD™ 80 have been approved and certified for use as a thermal barrier in front of thermoset and thermoplastic insulation in the US meeting the requirements for NFPA 275 Part I and Part II

Roofing

ROCKWOOL TOPROCK® DD and MULTIFIX are both tested to and approved for us as NCC [Non Combustible Core] rated roof insulation 

The above products are further rated for use in fire rated roof ceiling assemblies.

ROCKWOOL flat roof insulation products also achieve Class A, B or C rated roofs with UL.

ROCKOOL roofing products are also listed for uplift resistance with UL.

Flame & Smoke

ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation products achieve a flame spread and smoke developed rating of 0/0 with UL and ULC.

CAL FIRE Listing Service

Listee: Rockwool COMFORTBOARD™ 80, 2" thick, rigid mineral wool non-structural sheathing insulation board, 8lbs/ft³ density. 

CAL FIRE Listing Service

Code/Audit/Regulatory Compliance

1. CCMCROCKWOOL COMFORTBATT® & COMFORTBOARD 80 have been evaluated for use in various applications under the Canadian Construction Materials Centre. CCMC evaluations:


COMFORTBATT
® – 12018-L

COMFORTBOARD 80 – 12718-R & 13573-L


2. ICCESROCKWOOL COMFORTBOARD
 80 has been evaluated by the International Code Council Evaluation Services for use a thermal insulation board, report ESR 3373 in addition to an environmental report VAR-1010.


3. WUIROCKWOOL COMFORTBOARD
 80 and COMFORTBOARD 110 have been tested to and meet the requirements for ASTM E2768-11, Standard Test Method for Extended Duration Surface Burning Characteristics for Building Materials and thus meeting the requirements for use in Wildland Urban Interfaces [WUI].

4. UL – ROCKWOOL is under factory audit procedures with UL who routinely audit ROCKWOOL manufacturing facilities to ensure product specifications are being met.

5. Intertek - ROCKWOOL is under factory audit procedures with Intertek who routinely audit ROCKWOOL manufacturing facilities to ensure product specifications are being met.

6. QAI - ROCKWOOL is under factory audit procedures with QAI who routinely audit ROCKWOOL manufacturing facilities to ensure product specifications are being met.

7. FM - ROCKWOOL is under factory audit procedures with Factory Mutual [FM] who routinely audit ROCKWOOL manufacturing facilities to ensure product specifications are being met.

8. MIAMI-DADE - ROCKWOOL is under factory audit procedures with Miami Dade County who routinely audit ROCKWOOL manufacturing facilities to ensure product specifications are being met.

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