By Knauf Insulation
November 06, 2018

Knauf Insulation has responded to local demand for a competitively priced non-combustible (SANS 10177 parts 5 and 10 A/A1) insulation with the launch of Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack), which offers better thermal performance than PET (polyester) insulation.

Thanks to Knauf Insulation’s unique compression technology, a single roll of Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) insulation contains as much as 32.4mof 50mm insulation.

Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) is a two-in-one Glass Mineral Wool insulation roll designed to offer installers maximum flexibility. Each pack provides a total length of 27m. This can be achieved by splitting the roll, without the need for tools, into two layers, each 50mm deep. Alternatively, the roll can be installed at 100mm depth to provide 13.5m of insulation. The rolls can easily be cut to suit joist centres. 

“We developed Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) specifically for the needs of installers and homeowners in South Africa” explained Mark Gillott, Business Development Director for Knauf Insulation Africa. “It’s affordable, quick and easy to install. And with more product per pack than standard Glass Mineral Wool rolls or polyester packs, installers can transport far more in a single trip, need less storage space, and have less fetching and carrying to do around the job site.”

Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) has a Euroclass A1 non-combustible reaction to fire classification and is also certified under local SANS 10177 parts 5 and 10 A/A1 for fire.

Mark added: “Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) offers better thermal properties than PET, meaning that homeowners who use air conditioning need less energy to maintain a cool home, while those without air conditioning can slow down the rate of heat gain during the day.

“More and more homeowners are demanding their homes are fire safe. Mineral wool insulation is non-combustible, meaning Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) will not contribute to nor sustain a fire should it occur and will not develop toxic fumes or gases.”

Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) is manufactured using ECOSE® Technology, Knauf Insulation’s patented sustainable bio-based binder that contains no added phenol or formaldehyde. As a result, products made using ECOSE® Technology are odourless and softer to touch. They are 70% less energy intensive than mineral wool products made using traditional formaldehyde-based binders, further reducing their ecological footprint.

This is not Knauf Insulation’s first product innovation specifically for the South African market – in September, the company launched its new and improved Combi-Cut Glass Mineral Wool Ceiling Roll, a perforated insulation that allows for faster, more precise installation without the need to measure or use tools.

Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) and Combi Cut Ceiling Roll are available through Knauf Insulation’s African distribution partners. In South Africa, the trade stockist for the product is UBS (Unlimited Building Supplies) and the retail partner is Swartland Windows and Doors.  For more information about Ceiling Roll (Multi Pack) or to download the datasheet, visit