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Published on maggio 28th, 2014 | by Raffaella Capritti




Pencoed Bridgend, 6NY - CF35 - GREAT BRITAIN

Phone 01656 862 621

Production: Fire prevention systems, Insulation

The remarkable properties of stone wool were discovered in the early 1900s in Hawaii


The ROCKWOOL® story stretches back for over a century.
The remarkable properties of stone wool were discovered in the early 1900s in Hawaii, where the naturally-occurring wool-like material hung from trees near the active Kilauea volcano.
When scientists found that it had exceptional fire protection and insulation qualities, work began on a manufacturing process to reproduce it commercially.
In 1937, Gustav Kahler brought the volcanic principle to Denmark and set up ROCKWOOL®’s first factory near Copenhagen, making building insulation that could cope with the tough Danish climate.
Having proved its success at home, the company began to expand abroad, first to Germany, and later throughout Europe and into international markets.
Today, ROCKWOOL ® operates in more than 30 countries – with production in 14 territories from Canada in the West to Malaysia in the East.
ROCKWOOL®’s UK factory was built on a reclaimed industrial site in Bridgend, South Wales and opened in 1979. The plant expanded in 2009, opening a new production line, and now houses some of the most advanced stone wool manufacturing technology in the world.


ROCKWOOL Limited strives for continuous improvement across all areas of the business and as such, is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and attained a rating of 5 Stars from the British Safety Council.


We make and supply a full range of smart and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry based on innovative stone wool technology.
Our sister companies deliver specialist solutions for the horticultural, marine and offshore sectors.
ROCKWOOL International includes over 40 operating companies and employs over 9,300 building insulation experts.
Our products are in demand across the world.
We operate 27 factories in three continents (Europe, North America and Asia) and have a global network of sales offices, distributors and partners.
ROCKWOOL’s unique combination of outstanding fire, acoustic and thermal insulation properties, as well as unrivalled sustainability credentials, has seen our products installed in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings of all types, from prestige projects including London’s O2 Arena and Hong Kong Airport to family homes, local hospitals and schools.


Our UK manufacturing plant near Bridgend in South Wales employs around 350 people producing ROCKWOOL stone wool on our state of the art line and packaging facility.
Together with customer support, sales and marketing teams based in Hammersmith and Dublin, ROCKWOOL serves the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Tags: Fire prevention systems, Insulation, rockwool italia, stone wool, wool technology

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