Effective insulated sandwich panels require a robust, reliable and quality core material. Partnering with ROCKWOOL Core Solutions[1] offers exactly that.

However, our specialists also become an extension of your operations, working with (OEMs) and sandwich panel manufacturers to innovate stone wool insulation solutions. This in turn provides enhanced fire protection, acoustic performance, thermal regulation and mechanical performance for constructions.

Whether your applications are for industrial buildings, logistic centres, shopping malls or those using steel structures, or they involve roof, façade, partition wall or otherwise, we can adjust mechanical performances as you require.

We consult directly with you, creating solutions that work best for your manufacturing process, whether that be lamellas or slabs. We also support sandwich panel manufacturers through the certification and testing phases.

In addition, our experts can share knowledge that will help you use our products to their maximum effectiveness.

Our insulation can be customised for projects of any size, application and building requirements – engineered to offer high quality fire resilience, acoustic absorption and thermal performance as needed.

Discover how ROCKWOOL Core Solutions can improve your sandwich panel performance, resilience and sustainability today.

 

[1] https://www.rockwoolgroup.com/why-stone-wool/business-areas/rockwool-core-solutions/

 

 

Why do we need insulated sandwich panels?

Engineers, contractors, architects and building owners are under more pressure than ever to construct buildings that are energy efficient, safe and sustainable.

This, alongside an emphasis on speed of construction and considerations around the growing impact of noise pollution, can prove a significant challenge.

Sandwich panels that integrate our stone wool core material can play their part in ticking all these boxes. They enable fast construction, economical processes and improved energy efficiency for buildings.

Our solutions are suitable for insulating ceilings, both interior and exterior walls (including partition walls and facades) and roofs – as well as for firewall applications. When installed, stone wool insulation harnesses the 7 Strengths of Stone[1], offering:

  • Increased fire protection – stone wool core insulation integrates non-combustible properties to sandwich panels, delivering the highest European fire classification A2-s1, D0.[2] This provides far greater protection against flames than many other insulation types.
  • Acoustic capabilities – blocking unwanted noise from attached or neighbouring buildings.[3] The acoustic absorption qualities offered by our stone wool can help tackle the growing impact of noise pollution.
  • Thermal performance – temperatures are better regulated in buildings, thanks to the smart fibre structure of stone wool insulation.[4] Improving energy efficiency also leads to cost and energy savings.
  • Bespoke solution – products are manufactured in advanced plants, ensuring a customised product for your sandwich panel process.[5]

 

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

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

 

[4] FIW, Durability Project Mineral Wool (2016)

 

 

 

 

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We work closely with sandwich panel manufacturers throughout the product innovation process: from the initial preparation and testing stages, to the creation of the solutions themselves.

We also share our knowledge and expertise to help our partners understand the importance of stone wool insulation performance, and how it can bring value and savings to sandwich panel building projects.

Our direct work with sandwich panel manufacturers goes beyond mere supply. First, we provide stone wool insulation for the core of sandwich panels. Then, we provide services such as certification support, fire tests, packaging, innovation of new products, and can advise on boosting production line efficiencies too.

Once sandwich panels with a stone wool core have been installed, buildings and complexes can enjoy increased energy efficiency, thanks to improved thermal regulation.

By raising the energy efficiency with stone wool insulation, savings are then passed on to the building owner or operator.

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“ROCKWOOL Core Solutions provide high-quality, customised stone wool cores for sandwich panels. Upon integration, these reinforced sandwich panels harness the 7 Strengths of Stone. Most importantly, they add fire protection to the building – safeguarding its integrity and contributing to its continuity.”

Francois Torrebruno

ROCKWOOL Core Solutions European Business Director

Sustainability and energy efficiency

Our solutions can help sandwich panel manufacturers develop products and building elements that are fit for purpose, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Stone wool integration within sandwich panels improves the thermal performance and energy efficiency of the building and final system.

In the materials sector, resource efficiency is important, particularly when climate neutrality goals have been set – such as the Paris Agreement.[1]

That’s why ROCKWOOL Core Solutions are currently hard at work developing the circularity of our processes.[2] These are also backed by environmental product declarations (EPDs)[3] to ensure buildings and systems conform to local sustainable building schemes.

Stone wool can be re-used when no longer needed and recycled to create new stone wool core solutions.

This helps improve the sustainability of the construction and manufacturing industries at large.

 

[1] https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry

[2] Source link

Material Economics, 2019, “Industrial transformation 2050 - Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions from EU Heavy Industry” 

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

 

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Financial support

ROCKWOOL Core Solutions can work with you to develop efficient and cost-effective solutions in your market. Contact us for more information.

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FAQs

FAQs

What is a sandwich panel?

A sandwich panel is a building element that consists of two external metal sheets, reinforced with a core insulation material in the middle.

How can stone wool cores benefit sandwich panels?

The use of stone wool core insulation delivers the highest fire classification a sandwich panel can achieve: A2-s1, D0. Additional benefits around acoustic performance, durability and thermal properties can also be achieved.