Certificates & Applicable Standards

  • VWI production is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015
  • SANS/ISO 9001:2015 «Quality Management Systems - Requirements»
  • SANS/EN 13162 «Thermal Insulation Products for buildings - Factory Made Mineral Wool (MW) Products - Specification»
  • BS EN 14303 «Thermal Insulation Products for building equipment and Industrial Installations - Factory Made Mineral Wool (MW) Products - Specification»
  • SANS 1445-2:2008 «Thermal Insulation materials for industrial application. Part 2: Metal-mesh-faced fibre mattresses»
  • SANS 1381-1:2013 «Materials for thermal insulation of buildings. Part 1: Fibre thermal insulation mats»
  • BS 3958:Part 3 «Thermal Insulating Materials. Part 3. Metal mesh faced man-made mineral fibre mattresses»
  • SANS 428:2012 «Fire performance classification of thermal insulated building envelope systems»
  • SANS 10400-XA : Energy usage within buildings.
  • ASTM C 612-14 «Standard Specification for > Mineral Fiber Block and Board Thermal Insulation»
  • ASTM C 592–16 «Standard Specification for > Mineral Fiber Blanket Insulation and Blanket-Type Pipe Insulation (Metal-Mesh Covered) (Industrial Type)»


SECTION 1. Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1. Product identifier
Trade name:                                     Volcanic Wool
Product name:                                  Stone wool heat and sound insulation boards and mats
1.2. Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
The product manufactured using synthetic binding agent, hydrophobic and modifying additives to be used as thermal and sound insulation of residential, public, commercial and industrial buildings and constructions. The product could be produced with facing material such as stitching wire mash or without it.
1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet
Company identification :               See producer.
1.4. Emergency telephone number
Tel: (27) 011 817 5077

SECTION 2. Hazards identification

2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS/CLP CE N􀉙1272/2008:           The product is not classified

2.2. Label elements
There are no Risk Phrases associated with this product.
2.3. Other hazards
The mechanical effect of fibers in contact with skin may cause temporary itching.
Exposure to dust may be irritating to the eyes, nose and throat.

SECTION 3. Composition/information on ingredients

3.2. Mixtures

Ingredient name

EC No.:

Content, %

Hazard classification


Stone mineral wool




(1), (2)

Cured Phenolic Formaldehyde Binder






  1. Not classified as carcinogenic according to Note Q of regulation  no. 1272/2008 ( Man-made vitreous (silicate) fibers with random orientation with alkaline oxide and alkali earth oxide (Na2O+K2O+CaO+MgO+ BaO) content greater than 18 % by weight)
  2. Possible facing materials: stitching wire mash
SECTION 4. First aid measures

4.1. Description of first aid measures
Inhalation:          Remove from exposure. Rinse the throat and clear dust from airways.
Skin contact:      If mechanical irritation occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin gently with cold water and soap.
Eye contact:       Rinse abundantly with water for at least 15 minutes.
Ingestion:            Drink plenty of water if accidentally ingested.
4.2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The mechanical effect of products in contact with skin may cause temporary itching.
4.3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
If any adverse reaction or discomfort continues from any of the above exposures, seek professional medical advice.

SECTION 5. Firefighting measures

5.1. Extinguishing media
Water, foam, carbon dioxide (CO2), and dry powder.
5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Products do not pose a fire hazard in use; however, some packaging materials may be combustible.
Products of combustion from product and packaging - carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and some trace gases and volatile organic substances.
5.3. Advice for firefighters
In large fires in poorly ventilated areas or involving packaging materials respiratory protection / breathing apparatus may be required.

SECTION 6. Accidental release measures

6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
In case of presence of high concentrations of dust, use the same personal protective equipment as mentioned in section 8.
6.2. Environmental precautions
See section 13.
6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Vacuum clean or dampen down with water spray prior to brushing up.
6.4. Reference to other sections
For personal protection see section 8.
For disposal of the waste product, see section 13.

SECTION 7. Handling and storage

7.1. Precautions for safe handling
Technical measures:     Cut using a knife. Power tools should be equipped by ventilation hood.
Technical precautions: Provide adequate ventilation.
Safe handling advice: Avoid unnecessary handling of unwrapped product.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Technical measures: After packaging film removal, product should be stored in dry and properly ventilated place.
Advised storage conditions: Keep unpacked products in dry and properly ventilated place.
Packing material: Products supplied packed in PE film.
7.3. Specific end use(s)
Not relevant

SECTION 8. Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1. Control parameters
Exposure limits: None at European level, refer to member state guidelines and legislation.
South Africa: None at South African level, refer to member state guidelines and legislation.
Local exposure limits:
Machine-made mineral fiber   -  2 mg/m3
8.2. Personal protection
Engineering measures: Provide proper ventilation
Respiratory equipment: Wearing a face mask type in accordance with EN 149 FFP1 is recommended when using products in confined atmosphere or during operations which can generate emission of any dust.
Hand protection: Use gloves to avoid itching in conformity with EN 388.
Eye protection: Use goggles especially if working above shoulders. Eye protection according to EN 166 is advised.
Skin protection: Cover exposed skin.
Hygiene measures: After contact, wash hands with cold water and soap.

SECTION 9. Physical and chemical properties

9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:                         Solid.
Form:                                      Board or mat.
Colour                                    Yellow.
Odour:                                    none
pH:                                          Not relevant
Melting point:                        >1000ºС  .
Flash point:                           Not relevant.
Flammability (solid, gas):   Not relevant.
Explosion limits:                   Not relevant.
Relative density:                  30-120 kg/m3±15%
Solubility in water:               insoluble
Fat solubility:                        not applicable
9.2. Other information
Approximate nominal diameter of fibers. 4 - 7 μm
Orientation of fibers: Random.

SECTION 10. Stability and reactivity

10.1. Reactivity
Reactivity: No dangerous reactivity
10.2. Chemical stability
Stability:  Binder will start to decompose at temperature above 280C. Full decomposition of binder occurs after 3-4 hours of exposing product to the temperature 450C-600C.
10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous Reactions: None in normal conditions of use.
10.4. Conditions to avoid
Conditions/materials to avoid: Heating above 280 °C
10.5. Incompatible materials
Incompatible materials: None.
10.6. Hazardous decomposition products
Hazardous decomposition products: None in normal conditions of use.
Decomposition of binder above 280°C may produce carbon dioxide and some trace gases. The duration of release is dependent upon the thickness of the insulation, binder content and the temperature applied.

SECTION 11. Toxicological information

11.1. Information on toxicological effects
The mechanical effect of fibers in contact with skin may cause temporary itching.
11.2. Carcinogenic effects
Classification not applicable for this product; in accordance with European Regulation 1272/2008, note Q.

SECTION 12. Ecological information

12.1. Toxicity
Ecotoxicity:  This product is not ecotoxic to air, water or soil, by composition.
12.2. Persistence and degradability
Degradability:  Inert inorganic product
12.3. Bioaccumulative potential
Bioaccumulative potential: Low bioaccumulative potential
12.4. Mobility in soil
Mobility:  No information available
12.5. Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB: Not relevant.
12.6. Other adverse effects
Other adverse effects:  In normal conditions of use the product not cause adverse effects to flora and fauna.

SECTION 13. Disposal considerations

13.1. Waste treatment methods
Waste from residues: Dispose of in accordance with regulations and procedures in force in country of use or disposal.
Contaminated packaging: Dispose of in accordance with regulations and procedures in force in country of use or disposal.
EWC-code: 17 06 04, Non-hazardous substance.

SECTION 14. Transport information
The product is not covered by international regulation on the transport of dangerous goods (IMDG, IATA, ADR/RID).
SECTION 15. Regulatory information
The product meets requirements of the Regulation EC 1272/2008 Note Q and therefore not classified as dangerous.
SECTION 16. Other information

The present Safety Data Sheet composed based on our last knowledge on the date 28/06/2017. We believe that all the information presented here is objective. However all possible risks should be considered if product used in not appropriate ways.
All the products of Volcanic Wool International (Pty) Ltd manufactured from non-carcinogenic materials. In 2001, International Agency for Research on Cancer updated status of mineral wool products (insulation glass, stone and slag wool) and transferred it from group 2B (Possibly carcinogenic to humans) to group 3 (Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans).
All the information provided in present Safety Data Sheet describes safety requirements to be abiding when handling mineral wool manufactured by Volcanic Wool International (Pty) Ltd.
The present Safety Data Sheet is not to provide any warranty to specific properties of the product.