Stone wool is a fire-safe and durable insulation material that enables energy-efficient building. In terms of the environmental impact of stone wool, it is the 1:200 ratio that comes up almost always. What does it actually mean?
What about the other number in the ratio, number one, indicating the amount of carbon dioxide generated by the production of stone wool currently? Is it really something worth thinking about since the advantages outweigh the disadvantages several times over? Each PAROC® insulation slab is part of the solution in fighting climate change.
“Of course it is”, says Beatrice Hallén, Sustainability Leader at Owens Corning Insulation Europe and Paroc.
”As soon as we achieve halving that number one, the ratio of manufacturing of stone wool and saving emissions already becomes 1:400. We are persistently working in order to make our manufacturing process as low-carbon as possible. We believe each act makes a difference in fighting climate change.”
A good example of such an act is PAROC® Natura, a carbon neutral stone wool insulation product set to be available in the beginning of 2021.
It is manufactured using low-carbon melting technology, green electricity, reused waste material and new technologies. Then, by compensating the remaining CO22, Owens Corning Paroc has created a totally carbon neutral insulation product.