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Benefits of Insulation

KIMMCO insulation products provide a number of valuable environmental and cost-effective benefits to users, builders, product specifiers and public authorities.

Enhanced Comfort from Thermal Insulation

Insulation works as a barrier to heat transfer, helping to keep out unwanted heat in summer and preserving precious warmth in winter. In fact, a well insulated home can stop up to 70% of all heat flow through the ceiling, walls and floors. Even with air conditioning, insulation is indispensable, as chilled air is far more expensive than warmed air. In the United States, where air conditioning was developed, regulations require a minimum thickness of 25cm of Glasswool insulation in roofs (US R-Value of 30).

   

Enhanced Comfort from Acoustic Insulation

Due to their unique fibrous structure, Glasswool and Stonewool insulation provide dual benefits of thermal and acoustic insulation. Insulation dramatically reduces the levels of external noise entering homes, offices and commercial buildings, allowing for quiet, peaceful living and working environment. Conversely, insulation also helps to reduce noise generated from within a building (home theatres, etc) from escaping outside. Further, insulation is used to reduce noise in applications such as air ducts and under metallic roofs.

 
   

Excellent Fire Protection

Unlike flammable organic foams, Glasswool and Stonewool are made from sand and rock respectively, and are naturally non-combustible. Further, unlike flammable organic foams, they do not produce toxic fumes which could be a real danger when evacuating premises. Glasswool and Stonewool insulation act as fire barriers which reduce the spread of flames, affording valuable time to save people and property, and reduce environmental damage. Therefore, they are frequently used in walls, roofs, and air ducts of high rise buildings or commercial premises such as shopping malls and hospitals where fire safety is paramount. Glasswool and Stonewool insulation are certified as non-combustible according to the stringent ISO, ASTM and BS tests.

 
   

Lower Energy Consumption & Environmentally Friendly

Glasswool and Stonewool insulation are critical to improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. When considering that worldwide, 40% of energy is used in buildings, a figure that rises to 50% in the Middle East, insulation can effectively reduce cooling costs by up to 50%, and is one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency. In addition, Glasswool and Stonewool insulation are made using naturally occurring materials such as sand and rock, and high levels of recycled waste glass. Our insulation businesses have comprehensive environmental management system including advanced recycling technologies, and we are active members of relevant green building councils and industry associations that promote working toward sustainable development and a greener, healthier planet.