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Fire Resistance Big Asset in Insulation

As this video graphically illustrates, insulation slows fire spread.
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Roxul, a producer of stone wool insulation made from natural stone and recycled slag, hosted a press tour of its Memphis, Tenn., insulation plant in May. Watching the manufacturing process involved in turning rock into insulation was fascinating, and I was impressed with the company’s efforts to reduce waste and mitigate pollution. (Next month’s issue of Green Builder magazine will talk about the company’s environmental initiatives, so stay tuned.) But by far the highlight of the day was a demonstration of the fire resistant quality of Roxul insulation.

As can be seen in the video, a representative of Roxul placed a box of chocolates inside a miniature house made of the company’s ComfortBoard product. Firefighters set it ablaze and stood by with hoses at the ready. They extinguished the fire after more than two and a half minutes of burn time; the box of chocolates emerged completely unscathed.

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