Owens Corning announced plans to introduce formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® light density mineral wool insulation solutions during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida.
As the first and only formaldehyde-free mineral wool insulation in North America, Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation solutions represent a breakthrough for architects, specifiers and contractors interested in achieving green building standards.
Thermafiber® SAFB™ (Sound Attenuation Fire Blankets) is available for specification now and will be in the market later this year. Thermafiber® UltraBatt™ will quickly follow in a series of formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation solutions offered by Owens Corning.
“Our introduction of the first North American formaldehyde-free mineral wool solutions reflects our continuous investment into building science expertise, technical resources, and product innovation,” said Todd Fister, vice president of insulation strategic marketing. “Remaining true to the brand’s history as an industry pioneer, the launch of formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation coupled with our investment in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Joplin, Missouri strengthens our impressive portfolio of product solutions and our commitment to the industry.”
Based upon their fire resistance and performance properties, Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation products have been installed in eight of the 20 tallest buildings in the world including the record-breaking Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, U.A.E. In addition to the new formaldehyde-free offerings, Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation also contributes to credits in green building programs and has a minimum 70 percent recycled content.
From the formaldehyde-free Thermafiber® mineral wool insulation product innovation to the customizable Owens Corning® Enclosure Solutions systemization approach, Owens Corning Insulating Systems delivers building science expertise to help architects, specifiers, and contractors select the right solution for each project.