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Reports and publications

MIMA: Who we are

A quick guide to the Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers Association.

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New Research on the Effect of Flooding on Mineral Wool Insulation Products

New research conducted by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) on behalf of the Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers Association (MIMA) reveals that mineral wool cavity wall insulation products perform well after being immersed in water under conditions of simulated flooding:

• The mineral wool insulation products tested were undamaged by simulated flooding.
• Traditional walls insulated with mineral wool were judged to recover their thermal performance without taking longer to dry out due to the presence of the mineral wool.
• There was no increased risk of mould due to the presence of the mineral wool.

The findings are relevant to policymakers, insurers, housebuilders, and have implications for guidance produced by government.

Mineral wool insulation products perform at least as well as other types of insulation in flood prone areas, suggesting that government guidance dating back to 2007, which advises against the use of mineral wool, should be reviewed and revised.

GCU_MIMA_Report.pdf

Party Wall Bypass

We have produced a detailed technical document on how to eliminate thermal bypassing in party walls, which can be downloaded here.

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Stamford Brook

Evaluating the Impact of an Enhanced Energy Performance Standard on Load-bearing Masonry Domestic Construction Partners in Innovation CI 39/3/663 - BD2324

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