mineral wool


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mineral wool

[′min·rəl ¦wu̇l]
(materials)
A fibrous substance, technically a glass, made from molten slag, rock, glass, or a selected combination of these ingredients; produced by blowing, drawing, or other means of fabricating into fine fibers; used for insulation, fireproofing, and as a filter medium. Also known as mineral cotton; rock wool; silicate cotton; slag wool.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mineral wool

A wool-like material of fine inorganic fibers such as asbestos or those made from molten rock, slag, or glass; used as loose fill or formed into blanket, batt, block, board, or slab shapes for thermal and acoustical insulation; also used as reinforcement for other materials such as insulating cements and gypsum wallboard.
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However, when paired with fiberglass or mineral wool in a hybrid system, the acoustical performance is equivalent to the same wall design with all fiberglass or mineral wool.
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The fibrous thermal insulating materials can be regarded as a mechanical system with chaotically distributed filaments within its volume during formation of the carpet of mineral wool raw materials (with horizontally or vertically oriented, corrugated or mixed structure), non-fibrous insertions and organic or other binder, which interlink separate filaments.
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