Mineral wool insulation firm doubles capacity at Welsh plant as demand surges for sustainable products

Mineral wool insulation manufacturer Rockwool is investing £70m to expand its operations in Wales.

The company will double capacity at its plant in Pencoed, Bridgend creating 110 new jobs.

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Rockwool makes non-combustible stone wool insulation products for thermal, fire and acoustic protection. Demand has surged for sustainable building products, and Rockwool claims that its materials are manufactured from 50% recycled materials.

Construction will begin next month on extensions to the Pencoed plant, with completion anticipated in late 2008.