EPD document prepared for RBS Ravago Stone Wool Mattress registration number S-P-04875 has been registered and published in EPD Turkey and The International EPD System. Registered EPD document applies to all global markets.
Stone wool is an insulation material which contains %98 natural fibre and obtained by transforming the minerals and inorganic volcanic stones into natural fibre by melting them at high temperatures.
Inputs: The raw materials are measured and sent to a melting furnace. For stone wool these are basalt, cement and limestone.
Furnace: The raw materials are melted in a furnace at very high temperatures, typically between 1300°C to 1500°C. The smoke created during this process is filtered and flue gases are cleaned to minimise any environmental impact.
Spinning: The droplets of melt exiting the furnace are spun into fibres. Droplets fall onto rapidly rotating flywheels or the mixture is drawn through tiny holes in rapidly rotating spinners. This process shapes it into fibres.
Binding: Small quantities of binding agents are added to the fibres. The structure and density of the product will be adapted according to its final usage.
Curing: The mineral wool is then hardened in a curing oven at around 200°C.
Cutting: The mineral wool is cut to the required size and shape, for example into rolls, batts, boards or it can be customised for use with other products. Off-cuts and other mineral wool scraps are recycled back into the production process, which further reduces inputs and energy requirements.
Packaging: Due to its impressive elasticity, mineral wool can be compressed during packaging to reduce its volume.
The owner of the EPD – RBS RAVAGO – operates in more than 350 locations in 40 countries, being a member of the Belgium-based Ravago Group and a leader in the insulation industry by meeting the mineral rockwool requirement of an area of 20,000,000 sqm annually with its wide product range for thermal insulation, sound insulation and fire safety. RBS RAVAGO is located in Kayseri Organized Industrial Zone with its high technology equipment investments in a total area of 80,000 sqm with 56,000 sqm indoor area. RBS RAVAGO is the biggest mineral wool manufacturer in the region with an annual production capacity of 120,000 tonnes. In addition to 25 different types of mineral rockwool products, RBS RAVAGO is producing Ceramic Wool and Agro used in soilless agriculture. RBS RAVAGO has become the only company in the sector supplying all mineral wool products in the last quarter of 2018 by starting mineral wool production with the new production line of glass wool. RBS RAVAGO, the only manufacturer that can produce all mineralwool insulation materials under the same roof, offers a wide range of products with new RBS RAVAGO bio according to various application areas.