Did Knauf invent this technology?
Yes. The technology was developed by Knauf for Glass and Rock Mineral Wool products in order to improve environmental compatibility without compromising thermal, acoustical or fire protection performance characteristics.
What does the name ECOSE® stand for?
The name embodies the ecological and sustainable components of the binding agent technology. The abbreviation (ECOlogical, Sustainable, Environmental) highlights the ecological, sustainable and environmentally-friendly importance of this scientific breakthrough.
Is there a medical categorisation regarding the safety of this product?
We subject all of our products to extensive health and safety tests. A material and safety data sheet has been produced for Mineral Wool with ECOSE® Technology and of course all of the fundamental quality certificates such as EUCEB and RAL remain valid.
Why is Mineral Wool with ECOSE® binding agent technology so sustainable?
A binding agent with ECOSE® Technology means:
- It is primarily obtained from rapidly renewable, organically-based materials and not from petroleum-based chemicals
- No addition of formaldehydes, phenols, acrylics or artificial colours
The mineral fibres are made of silicates, natural rocks and other abundant resources. In addition, Knauf Insulation products contain recycled materials to reduce the use of primary raw materials.
What does "primarily obtained from rapidly renewable organically-based materials" mean?
These are components which mainly originate from natural sources and are used for ECOSE® Technology in order to replace the non-renewable, petroleum-based chemicals which are used in conventional binding agents for insulation materials.