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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 3938965, 6 pages
Research Article

A Study on Insulation Characteristics of Glass Wool and Mineral Wool Coated with a Polysiloxane Agent

1Department of Urban Engineering, Incheon National University, 119 Academy-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 406-772, Republic of Korea
2SunHan M&T, 663-13 Gojan-dong, Namdong-gu, Incheon 405-818, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Jong-Pil Park;

Received 10 October 2016; Accepted 28 December 2016; Published 30 January 2017

Academic Editor: Patrice Berthod

Copyright © 2017 Chan-Ki Jeon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The insulation in buildings is very important. Insulation used in the building is largely divided into organic and inorganic insulation by its insulation material. Organic insulation materials which are made of Styrofoam or polyurethane are extremely vulnerable to fire. On the other hand, inorganic insulation such as mineral wool and glass wool is very weak with moisture, while it is nonflammable, so that its usage is very limited. Therefore, this study developed moisture resistance applicable to mineral wool and glass wool and measured the thermal conductivity of the samples which are exposed to moisture by exposing the product coated with moisture resistance and without moisture resistance to moisture and evaluated how the moisture affects thermal conductivity by applying this to inorganic insulation.