Basalt wool is a heater that is made from gabbro-basalt rocks. Today it is one of the most common heat and sound insulating materials used in all industries.
All about basalt wool
What is it
What is it made of
Pros and cons
Differences from others materials
How to cut
What is basalt wool
Basalt or stone wool is a type of mineral wool and is a pressed tile of interlaced fibers, the basis for which are igneous rocks, mainly basalt.
Due to its thermal insulation properties, the insulation prevents heat loss even in the cold season and keeps you cool in hot weather. It was first used as an insulating material by the Hawaiians, who found basalt threads after volcanic eruptions and adapted them to insulate their homes.
Today it is widely used in both the private and industrial sectors. It is suitable for insulating walls, floors, partitions, roofs, equipment, pipelines.
What basalt wool is made of
The modern process of its production is similar to the work of volcanoes, thanks to which this material was discovered . It is melted by heating to a temperature of 1500 ° C, then fed into a centrifuge and long fibers are obtained from it. Then they are pressed together into a plate, using binders for fastening – various compositions of formaldehyde. After manufacturing, the products are cut into slabs, mats, cylinders and segments for different surfaces: straight and curved.