In many countries the word Heraklith® is frequently used as a generic name for wood wool because of its continuous and growing presence over many years. But, where does it come from?
It comes from combining two words – Herakles (Hercules) and lithos (Greek for stone). Among his 12 legendary tasks, Hercules built a giant wall from boulders to divert powerful rivers to clean the king’s stables. Thus his name proved to be the ideal inspiration for a name that represents architectural innovation and stone-strength durability.
Although it all started from humble origins, Heraklith® Wood Wool has become much more sophisticated. Today, Heraklith’s name is synonymous with high quality, high performance Wood Wool panels that are versatile, durable and lightweight at the same time as offering exceptional acoustic and thermal properties, impeccable sustainability credentials and outstanding fire safety performance.