Vermiculite is a natural mineral that is extracted from mines all over the world. The form used for insulation is derived from rocks containing large crystals of specific minerals. As these rocks are exposed to the weather, they start to decompose, allowing water to enter and react with the natural chemicals present. In this process, vermiculite is formed.
The main key to the unique properties of vermiculite is its natural laminar structure that makes the material able to expand or unfold. It is this exfoliated vermiculite Skamol converts into high quality insulating boards and panels.
Vermiculite insulating products have the great advantage of being able to withstand repeated heating and cooling and they can be formpressed just like wood, which offers a world of design possibilities.
In order to maintain high quality across products, we set high demands for our suppliers of vermiculite. As vermiculite is often found in close proximity to asbestos, we make a very clear and indispensable requirement for our suppliers to ensure 100% asbestos-free mines. Therefore, we guarantee that all of our vermiculite products are asbestos-free.
Every care is taken in mining operations to minimise the impact on the environment and to restore land to its natural condition when mining ends.
Vermiculite insulating products also contribute to environmental care. Besides being used in high temperature industries, where they contribute to significantly reducing energy consumption, the strong properties of the material have also led to a growing use as lining panels in stoves and fireplaces, where they contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.