FAQs

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Is volcanic wool the same as stone wool?

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Yes, volcanic wool is the product name which we, as the producer of the insulation material which is commonly referred to as stone wool, have given to our product. Stone wool is specifically the generic term used to describe the product which we produce and hence volcanic wool is, as a matter of fact, the exact same as stone wool in every respect.

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What makes Volcanic wool international different from other suppliers of stone wool?

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At Volcanic Wool International we differentiate our product by using a revolutionary process which enables us to provide a product which is of a much better standard and quality. Our products are all certified and all have SABS approvals and relevant certification. We also have a state of the art factory which is a first in South Africa as well as a first in the world. Our machinery and process have been systematically designed by a team of highly qualified engineers and this has led to our product becoming one of the best made insulation materials in the entire world and this is what separates us from just about any competitor in the local and international market.

Here at Volcanic Wool International we strive to create a new and distinct approach by looking at our problems and finding innovative and unique ways to deal with them. We provide a service which is of the highest quality and we appreciate and take into account every one of our customer’s needs. We follow a hands on approach and by this we mean that we connect to our customers personally and establish exactly what they are looking for, this enables us to provide them with the best product within our range and our ability to easily adapt is what truly separates us from other stone wool producers in the world. This flexibility with regard to our production creates a unique way of doing business and this allows our customers to be fully satisfied when entering into any form of engagement with us at Volcanic Wool International.

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What does Volcanic Wool do and how is it different from other insulation normally used for construction and insulation purposes?

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Volcanic Wool has certain characteristics which give it an edge to other forms of insulation. It is crafted to be able to withstand temperatures of over 1000°C and this is the main quality it possesses that separates it from all other forms of insulation. This therefore allows Volcanic Wool to be highly temperature resistant as well as a fire deterrent. It acts as a non-combustible piece of insulation and this helps prevent many fires within factories and buildings by not catching alight and thus helping to directly prevent or minimize damages as a result of a fire.

Volcanic wool also has other properties such as acoustic management and this too is a unique characteristic to our product. It allows the user to be able to manage sounds and noise levels within factories, homes and buildings. It works as a noise insulator and basically keeps noise either, in or out, as needs be due to the tight compression of the wool and this means it can alleviate noise pollution and lower stress as well as a number of other problems which are created because of noise pollution.

The final differentiating characteristic is that of hot and cold insulation. This too is unique to stone wool and this allows the building or area in which the insulation is placed to be fully regulated with regards to air temperatures. This basically means that the area in which the insulation is placed has the ability to be able to have a fully regulated temperature environment without needing to purchase any costly and complicated air flow technologies such as air conditioning unit’s etc. The way in which our product is able to do this is by insulating the building and literally keeping heat trapped inside when temperatures are cool and by repelling heat when temperatures are warm. This allows for the perfect environment and its use can also be manipulated in other ways, such as by retaining heat on machinery and equipment when needed and vice versa.

Therefore it is clear that our product is not the same as normal insulation, it is not on the same page as normal insulation and not even in the same chapter, but more accurately, it is in a completely different book altogether. Volcanic Wool is the future of insulation and we are completely different from other forms of normal insulation available today and that is essentially what makes our product, overall, so special.

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How does Volcanic Wool help prevent fires from forming in houses and buildings?

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Volcanic Wool helps prevent fires by being non-combustible, and this is the basis behind the trait it possesses of being fire resistant. When talking about how it prevents fires one needs to first look at how a fire causes significant damage within buildings and homes, when looking at this aspect one would find that when a fire originates it travels upwards and its next point of contact is the roof. By having a non-combustible element in the roof this stops fires from penetrating essential structures such as the beams and supports for the roof which, if collapses, can obliterate anything and anyone in the area. We can already see that by stopping fires from spreading into the main structure of the roof it can significantly minimize damage and this is a huge safety advantage in any home or building. Another way Volcanic Wool does this, is by stopping walls from being engulfed in fire and this too helps to prevent fires from spreading to all areas of the building or home and thus helping to prevent fires from spreading, becoming bigger and causing extra damage to homes and buildings.

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What are the uses for Volcanic Wool besides building insulation?

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At Volcanic Wool we are always looking to improve and our team of dedicated engineers and scientist are constantly looking for new, viable ways in which our products can be used. A few of the ways Volcanic Wool is currently being used is as insulation for pipes and other combustible elements within machinery and buildings, it is also used in farming and does away with the need for soil, it is used in padding which needs to tolerate significant amounts of heat and it is also used in a number of ceramic products. Volcanic Wool has many uses and there are a number of other uses which we have not listed above. New uses for Volcanic Wool are being found constantly and this is the reason why it is a product which is so highly sought after.

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How does Volcanic Wool help save and preserve the environment?

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Volcanic Wool is created using raw materials which are all stone. This means that they are naturally occurring and does not affect the environment through its use. Volcanic Wool gives off no gas emissions and does not pollute the environment. Its process of manufacture tries to use the most environmentally safe method by doing away with unnecessary inputs which harm the environment.

Volcanic Wool also helps preserve the environment by reducing co² emissions by simply helping insulate buildings and thus doing away with all complicated technologies such as heaters, air conditioning units and other electrical powered heating/cooling equipment. This therefore lowers pollution by lowering noise pollution in all buildings and thus easing the noise levels and disadvantages associated with it, by reducing the amount of electricity used which directly helps save the environment drastically, by reducing the need for complicated equipment which gives off dangerous pollution and gasses which harm the environment such as gas heaters and so forth. As seen by the few examples above the use of Volcanic Wool helps alleviate pollution and electricity usage to a large extent and this is a great benefit to the environment and the world. Here at Volcanic Wool a greener future is not so far away.