The ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation products are based on stone wool, which cannot burn and which can stand temperatures up to 1000 degrees C without melting. Thus ROCKWOOL stone wool provides the best guarantee for an effective fire protection on board ships and offshore platforms.
ROCKWOOL stone wool fibres can withstand more than 1000°C without melting, whereas the binding agent is lost at temperatures in excess of 250°C. When the temperature rises above 250°C, the binder will evaporate in the zone which is exposed to 250°C or more. But the fibres will remain intact as their inbuilt cohesiveness and layering will keep the fibres together, ensuring that the material will retain its rigidity and protect the material beneath it from being affected by the fire.
Since mineral fibres are highly resistant to temperature variations, ROCKWOOL mineral wool can be used under conditions of very high temperature, provided that it is installed in such a way that mechanical stress will not alter its shape when the binder evaporates.