How Superglass Insulation is using Glass Science to enhance thermal efficiency


The Glass Science Inside Superglass Insulation

Glass mineral wool insulation uses two key principles to reduce heat conduction: (1) an insulating material (glass) that (2) is structured to give millions of tiny cells of trapped air.

Although air can pass between different air pockets, the route through the insulation is so complex that air finds it difficult to pass from one side to the other, preventing the convection of heat.

Superglass is continually working to advance glass wool science. Their new state-of-the-art furnace and advanced processing equipment help them manufacture insulation that looks better, smells better and, most importantly, provides very efficient thermal protection.

More importantly, Superglass insulation is designed for superior thermal comfort, easily meeting the low U-Values required by Building Regulations. But it’s not just about ticking a box. They make sure insulation works just as well in practice as it does on paper. Glass mineral wool is also flexible, allowing it to fit snugly against uneven surfaces, leaving no gaps for heat to escape through.

Their 'made to measure' rolls and slabs are designed to fit between standard wall ties, joists or timber stud spacings, reducing waste and making installation easy. What’s more, all of their insulation products are certified non-combustible.

At Superglass, they’re driven to create insulation that’s sustainable for the long term. That means creating a practical, long-lasting product that will keep buildings warm for decades using recycled materials.