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Knauf Insulation announces new packaging and compression technology upgrades

by Jennie Ward

“By simplifying product choice and making our high-performance insulation more environmentally friendly, we’re ensuring our customers can focus on delivering better buildings.”

Knauf Insulation has launched new packaging to make it easier to choose, use, transport and handle its high-performance, non-combustible insulation products, and to further reduce their carbon footprint. 

The manufacturer says changes include new designs across the whole range, an upgrade taking its ‘industry-leading’ compression technology to a 10:1 ratio, and new, more environmentally-friendly packaging.

“We’ve listened to our customers, but we have also been proactive, trying to pre-empt future needs,” said Vanessa Rae, Marketing Director at Knauf Insulation Northern Europe. 

10 to 1 compression tech upgrade means Glass Mineral Wool products are compressed to a tenth of their size when packaged.

“We know how important it is to choose the right product for the application quickly, and move and store it efficiently, whether in-branch or on-site. We also know that sustainability matters more than ever, so we’ve taken these steps to reduce our products’ carbon footprint further so customers can rely on us to help them tick the green boxes for their projects.”

The new packaging designs feature bigger and clearer product names. Products are colour-coded into thermal conductivity groups consistent across the whole Glass Mineral Wool range, and essential features such as the Euroclass A1 reaction to fire classification and ECOSE Technology, Knauf Insulation’s unique bio-based binder, are more easily identifiable. 

Knauf Insulation has introduced the Rocksilk brand for its Rock Mineral Wool range.

The Earthwool brand has been phased out to simplify the branding structure, and a new brand, Rocksilk, has been introduced for the Rock Mineral Wool product range.

The manufacturer says further upgrade of the compression technology on the Glass Mineral Wool range enables, on average, 15% more insulation per roll and 25% more packs on each pallet for slabs. Rae continued: “Space is always at a premium, whether in-branch, in a vehicle or on site, so we’ve pushed our industry-leading compression technology even further. It means less handling and transport, and more efficient storage for all our customers across the supply chain. It’s another example of how you always get more with Knauf Insulation.” 

Knauf Insulation says these changes further reduce the company’s carbon footprint, with enhanced compression enabling more product per truck, fewer vehicles on the roads and less packaging used per m2 of insulation. 

The manufacturer is also introducing a new packaging film made from a minimum of 30% recycled plastic, and the new designs use less ink, which makes the packaging even easier to recycle. This helps fulfil the commitments made in Knauf Insulation’s ‘For A Better World’ sustainability strategy. 

“By simplifying product choice and making our high-performance insulation more environmentally friendly, we’re ensuring our customers can focus on delivering better buildings,” concluded Rae.

To find out more, visit www.knaufinsulation.co.uk

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