Category talk:Rockwool

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The word "rockwool" and Commons categorisation[edit]

The word rockwool is like a generic trade term for wool made from rock and slag. It doesn't matter that some people prefer to say stone versus rock. Those two are the same thing. Whether somebody throws a stone or a rock at you, it will both hurt the same. Also, Rockwool International out of Hedehusene, Denmark, is not the only company that uses this word in its name. They use that word to describe what they make, not the other way around. In North America, there is also the Rockwool Manufacturing company, in Buford, Georgia. A public domain reference to them is here: Being that this company already had the word locked up in its name, and Roxul out of Canada did not start out as a Hedehusene daughter company as I vaguely recall, but bought the equipment for its plant from Rockwool Deutschland in Gladbeck, neither the formerly independent Roxul in Milton, Ontario, Canada, nor the parent company in Denmark, that bought them LATER, could lay claim to the word "Rockwool" within the company name and stay out of court, both. So they picked Roxul (sounds like rocks and ends in "ool"), which Rockwool International stayed with, possibly for the same reason the previous owner of the Milton plant did. It may have been an honest error or a marketing ploy for someone to make this category appear as though the contents only showed products made by Rockwool International or any of its subsidiaries. But the categorisation as Rockwool's referring exclusively to the Danish company and its subsidiaries is incorrect. It is further incorrect because some of the products shown here were made by Partec from Sarnia, Ontario. To say stone wool, meaning rockwool, is not incorrect either. Another common error is when folks think that "mineral wool" can only mean rockwool or stone wool, That's nonsense. Look up the term mineral and then look at fiberglass, ceramic fibre and rockwool and you don't need a graduate degree in chemistry to understand that mineral wool can describe all three man made mineral fibres, meaning that people who say mineral wool and have convinced themselves that mineral wool must only mean rockwool are misinformed about something rather obvious.--Achim Hering (talk) 02:22, 7 March 2014 (UTC)