New unit to produce stone wool for insulation applications.
One of the largest producers of stone wool for insulation applications, Rockwool has set up a greenfield plant in Dahej, Gujarat. With an ability to save one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year, the plant has a capacity to produce 30,000 tonnes per annum.
Talking about the new plant in Gujarat, Ian Russell, business unit director export and the UK, Rockwool Technical Insulation said, "Rockwool stone wool products reach all parts of the globe. Whilst Europe is still the strongest region in our operations, important sales and production activities in Asia – and especially in India - are growing significantly every year.
He added, “Moreover, this new plant opens opportunities for export to the Emirates and Saudi Arabia, which are also big markets for technical insulation."
Employing around 200 persons at full capacity, the new factory will produce a wide range of high quality stone wool insulation products for the insulation of industrial plants and buildings. Each of these products is developed for their specific application and offer exceptional/unrivalled thermal, fire protection, acoustic and sustainable performance.
"We see India as a high potential market, as industry is well aware of the need to lower both costs and environmental impact by saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions. This new plant will enable us to better serve our customers in the Indian Subcontinent. Through our Rockwool sales office in Mumbai, which we opened in 2010, we are now able to offer our customers efficient and cost-effective solutions for all their insulation needs," said Samson Suresh, General Manager - Sales, Rockwool.
Effective insulation in building and construction and in industry can save literally millions of tonnes of CO2, helping to protect the environment, whilst at the same time saving operators millions of rupees. Investing in insulation can be extremely profitable, with annual returns on investment reaching 100%.
Rockwool has installed insulation for technical installations around the world in one year that will save nearly 4,000 million tonnes of CO2 in its lifetime.
Part of the Rockwool Group, the Rockwool Technical Insulation (RTI) is a leading supplier of high quality stone wool products that provide solutions which insulate and protect technical installations in the process industry and marine and offshore.