Glasswool Insulation

Glass wool Insulation, or Fibreglass Insulation as it is also called, is fibrous bulk insulation made from millions of tiny fibers of glass arranged into a blanket through the use of a binding agent. The process traps thousands of little pockets of air between the fibers. It is these pockets of air that give glasswool insulation its excellent insulating properties.

Because glasswool insulation has such good insulating properties and can be produced at low cost, it is the most widely used insulation material in the construction industry in Australia and worldwide.
Glasswool insulation is produced in rolls or in slabs, with various thermal and mechanical properties to meet the complex needs of modern construction methods.

In addition to having excellent insulation properties, glasswool insulation is also non-combustible and very durable. Glasswool Insulation is soft to the touch but retains a high tensile strength and resembles a mass of matted wool fibers, hence the name.

Although exposure and handling of glass wool insulation can cause some mild irritation to the skin, this is purely mechanical in nature as an offshoot of the fibers’ strength. There is no evidence to suggest any long term skin irritation once the loose threads are washed. Glasswool and Rockwool do not cause dermatitis or any other skin conditions.

Today, glasswool used in Australia must be manufactured from ‘Bio Soluble Fibres,’ which essentially means they have a lower bio persistence than regular dust and have been extensively researched and found to have no adverse effect health.

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