Mineral wool plant planned in France continues to face opposition on health grounds

The mineral wool industry continues to face opposition in France, with leading player Rockwool seeming unlikely to receive the needed permits. Arnaud Svrcek, the Mayor of Courmelles, told L’Union newspaper shortly before the start of the public inquiry to authorize the operation of a mineral wool plant in the Soissons region of France and to…

As EU Vows to Improve Cancer Prevention, Denmark Applies New Rules to Mineral Wool

At a time when the European Union is prioritising cancer prevention, the Danish government is implementing a new decree on demolition and installation works involving materials containing synthetic mineral fibres, also known as mineral wool.  Earlier this month, the European Commission presented Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, which has been long awaited as a new EU approach to…

As opposition in the US to mineral wool factory persists, European concerns also grow

The mineral wool factory planned for Jefferson County, West Virginia, is close to opening despite opponents campaigning to stop the Rockwool insulation plant from being built. The situation in the United States will be watched closely by those in France concerned about a similar plant planned in the Soissons region. Local US media WTOP News…

MRR report finds demand for mineral wool market impacted by lung disease effect of inhalation

By Eli Hadzhieva,Guest Contributor A report released by Market Research Reports (MRR) has concluded that “the fact that slivers of mineral wool when inhaled can cause lung disease affects the demand for the overall mineral wool market”.  The report also focused on the need for precautions to be taken when installing the material. The MRR…