Mineral Wool is produced commercially for the first time in Georgsmarienhütte Osnabrück, Germany.
FIBERGLASS: How An Accidental Discovery Leads To A New Era Of Insulation.
Owens-Corning begins adding red dye to the naturally yellowish colored insulation.
The energy crisis of the 1970s gives rise to the use of cellulose insulation.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation begins to be used in commercial and residential construction.
John Player patents the process for making mineral wool insulation
American chemical engineer Charles Corydon develops a technology that initiates the Mineral Wool insulation industry in America.
Owens-Illinois Glass Company and Corning Glass Works merge to become Owens-Corning.
NASA uses an aluminum covered mylar on their Echo I communications satellite.
Congress passes legislation establishing energy codes as mandatory and enforceable. The "R-Value Rule" is created for insulation.
The Future Of Inslation
It is estimated that over 93% of new construction projects will utilize fiberglass or polyurethane spray foam insulation.