Buildings and constructions require robust passive fire protection systems to meet modern safety standards – including effective fire doors to slow the spread of smoke and flames. Without effective insulation, a fire door is just a regular door.

ROCKWOOL Core Solutions[1] offer customised, non-combustible stone wool fire door insulation, which can be installed during manufacture for a range of different building applications, including:

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Education
  • Medical
  • Entertainment
  • Residential

 

Our stone wool is a leading industry standard when it comes to insulation for fire doors, with fire resilient properties built-in to its smart fibre structure,

We work with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and door manufacturers to develop bespoke solutions, advise during product testing – and support with best practice expertise.

We call this integrated approach: The Power of &.[2] It’s a philosophy that ensures you benefit from the knowledge, advice and experience of ROCKWOOL Core Solutions experts – transforming your products and end-results.

Find out how ROCKWOOL Core Solutions can help you manufacture fire resilient doors that protect occupants and assets, while improving the efficiency of your production process.

 

[1] https://www.rockwool.com/group/about-us/rockwool-group/business-areas/rockwool-core-solutions/

[2] https://www.rockwoolgroup.com/siteassets/rw-cs/j2538_rw_cs_brochure_v9.1.pdf?f=20191108075459

Why do we need fire door insulation?

Fire doors are a vital part of preventing the spread of smoke and flames in many types of structure, meeting or surpassing local safety standards and giving people time to escape.

Steel doors require the application of fire door insulation to comply with local building requirements, improving the safety of occupants if a fire breaks out.

Our stone wool cores can be installed when producing:

  • Standard fire doors
  • Industrial fire doors
  • Locks and frames

 

Non-combustible, stone wool insulation solutions offer key benefits for manufacturing partners[1], including:

  • Fire resistance
  • Acoustic performance
  • Thermal properties
  • Dimensional stability
  • Lifetime performance

 

[1] https://www.rockwool.com/group/advice-and-inspiration/why-stone-wool/

 

 

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The amount of fire door insulation material required will depend on the size, shape and number of doors being produced.

We can provide precision-cut insulation, which is manufactured to the exact dimensions that you need. This ensures maximum performance and the most effective solution for you, whatever your end goal might be.

Our specialists work closely with OEMs every step of the way – from initial innovation and testing through to creating and manufacturing the solutions themselves.

In addition to their fire protection properties, which can prevent costly damage and save lives, installing stone wool cores in doors can also improve the energy efficiency of buildings and structures. These savings are then passed on to occupants.

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“Our specialist team adapt a consultative approach to closely work with manufacturers and understand their manufacturing process. We can also engage locally, offering specialist support and market knowledge for fire door insulation solutions.”

Francois Torrebruno

ROCKWOOL Core Solutions European Business Director

Sustainability and energy efficiency

Our solutions are designed to help door manufacturers create safe, effective and sustainable products, while increasing efficiencies.

All our customised core insulation is Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) certified[1], meaning it has a clear and transparent product life cycle. Our stone wool can be recycled time and time again to make new products, ensuring that it can be repurposed for new applications.

Stone is one of the most abundant natural resources on the planet, and we ensure that it is sourced sustainably when used in our products. This helps reduce our own carbon footprint when creating our stone wool cores.

We also pride ourselves on a local approach to sourcing solutions. By understanding a range of international markets, we can advise OEMs on the best solution for their project – ensuring less waste and more sustainable outcomes.

 

[1] https://www.environdec.com/

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Financial support

We can help you deliver cost-effective and efficient systems for your door insulation manufacturing process. Contact your nearest office for more information.

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FAQs

FAQs

What difference can stone wool make to fire doors?

Today’s building fires can spread five to 10 times faster than 50 years ago. Stone wool insulation is fire resilient and can slow the spread of flames and smoke. This can make the difference between a fire in a building and a building on fire.

Do fire doors need fire frames?

Yes. A fire door fitted in an unsuitable doorframe may not slow down or prevent fire spread effectively. If it does not fit properly, gaps could let through smoke and flames, harming the fire door’s performance. ROCKWOOL Core Solutions can assist with fire protection solutions for locks and frames.