ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation introduces lightweight stone wool solutions for marine and offsh...

ROCKWOOL© Technical Insulation, worldwide market leader in technical insulation, has introduced a range of lightweight stone wool fire boards, suitable for...

Online PR News – 13-October-2015 – JG Roermond, Holland – ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation introduces lightweight stone wool solutions for marine and offshore industry

ROCKWOOL© Technical Insulation, worldwide market leader in technical insulation, has introduced a range of lightweight stone wool fire boards, suitable for maritime and offshore applications. This product range, new generation SeaRox FB 6000, has been tested and approved for main A-class rated steel constructions especially targeting passenger ships, naval ships, offshore modules and supply vessels, where weight savings are essential.

The breakthrough SeaRox FB 6000 product range makes it possible to create solutions that are up to 40% lighter in weight, whilst retaining all the insulation benefits of genuine stone wool. These include highest fire safety, excellent acoustic properties, highest water repellency grade – lowest water absorption, and outstanding thermal insulation.

Increasingly, ship owners, shipbuilders, naval architects and marine engineers face pressure to improve performance in terms of safety, environmental protection, efficient operation and resource conservation, as well as energy efficiency, reduction of CO2 emissions and efforts to mitigate climate change. The new generation SeaRox FB 6000 range helps to address these challenges by combining the solid product performances in fire, thermal and acoustic insulation of ROCKWOOL stone wool with an exceptional lower weight.

The weight savings significantly reduce energy consumption and emissions, resulting in substantial financial benefits. An additional benefit is that the weight saving also increases design flexibility, making it possible to place additional equipment on board which may result in a further positive economic benefit.

Like all ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation products, SeaRox FB 6000 range is subject to the requirements in EUCEB (The European Certification Board for Mineral Wool Products) with an external conformity inspection as guarantee for the quality. EUCEB certifies that the mineral fiber is exonerated from classification and provides the highest level of health and safety on board. Furthermore, the new lightweight constructions have been MED approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) and are being certified by the main classification societies. More information about the new generation SeaRox is available on

Luc Smeets, Business Development & Marketing Director of ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation, comments: “Thanks to our wide range of excellent and innovative stone wool insulation products, we have been one of the biggest suppliers within the shipbuilding industry and offshore for many decades. Today, with the introduction of SeaRox FB 6000 range we have set a new standard for the maritime sector, helping to reduce the weight of naval vessels and platforms while at the same time meeting the stringent requirements regarding fire safety and comfort on board.”

About Rockwool Technical Insulation
ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation, a subsidiary of the ROCKWOOL Group, is a global supplier of high quality stone wool products that provide insulation solutions for the process industry and the shipbuilding & offshore market. Through two dedicated product lines, ProRox and SeaRox, the company’s experts offer a full spread of products and systems providing thermal, acoustic and fire safe insulation for the protection of technical equipment and installations. With more than 75 years of experience the company has gained in depth knowledge in technical insulation that is reflected in innovative and sustainable product solutions and expert advice.

Key applications include insulation for pipe work, vessels, boilers, storage tanks, columns etc. of industrial plants, and insulation of fire rated constructions, bulkhead and deck constructions, engine rooms, doors, panels and floating floors for the marine and offshore sector.

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About the ROCKWOOL Group
The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading supplier of innovative products and systems based on stone wool. The company creates sustainable solutions to protect life, assets, and the environment today and tomorrow.

Stone wool is a versatile material based on one of nature’s most abundant resources. It forms the basis of the following ROCKWOOL Group businesses: building insulation;

industrial & technical insulation for process industry, marine and offshore; acoustic ceiling systems; exterior cladding; horticultural substrate solutions; engineered fibers; noise and vibration control.
The ROCKWOOL Group was founded in 1909 and insulation production started in 1937. The Group’s head office is located close to Copenhagen. In 2014, the Group generated net sales of EUR 2,180.4 million. The company is listed on the NASDAQ Copenhagen stock exchange.

The Group’s operations have a large presence in Europe and include facilities in Russia, North America, India and East Asia. More than 11,000 employees in more than 35 countries support customers in a large part of the world.
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