A key aspect of the circular economy is called “design for disassembly”. In order for products to be recycled they must be easy to take apart and separate into different materials. Using building materials that are modular and easy to dismantle also makes it possible to reuse them when making changes to spaces, rather than having to throw them away.
Stone wool also yields products that maintain the same performance over their long lifetime and are easy to dismantle, reuse and recycle. Its qualities make ROCKWOOL products an indispensable ingredient as we progress to a more sustainable, circular economy.
It is very easy to completely dismantle a ventilated facade construction in which Rockpanel cladding is used. For example, a ventilated facade with Rockpanel exterior cladding, an aluminium sub-construction and ROCKWOOL insulation can be easily deconstructed and can be completely split into three clean and fully recyclable parts at the end of life of a building. Fixings, boards and sub-constructions are easily separated. The boards themselves are fully recyclable and do not need further disassembly.