Technologically-Advanced Metal Panel Insulation
Kingspan is introducing its most technologically-advanced metal panel insulation to the North American market, delivering performance that far exceeds that of any other metal panel insulation core.
Kingspan’s QuadCore Technology will debut at the AIA Conference on Architecture June 21-23 in New York City.
“QuadCore Technology represents a huge leap forward for the creation of buildings that deliver cutting-edge thermal performance, are resilient, safer in the event of a fire, healthy for occupants and still cost-effective,” said Brent Trenga, Director of Building Technology for Kingspan Insulated Panels. “Kingspan’s QuadCore technology has been proven around the world and we’re now proud to offer it to customers in North America.”
Kingspan QuadCore Technology utilizes a hybrid insulation core with a closed microcell structure that delivers the ultimate in insulated metal panel performance in four key areas: thermal performance, fire protection, health and wellness, and warranty.
QuadCore is certified as the most thermally-efficient, closed-cell insulation material in the insulated metal panel market, performing at R-8.0 per inch, around 11 percent better than standard PIR insulation, and is around twice as efficient when compared to mineral fiber when used as the core material in insulated metal panel systems. That thermal performance allows a thinner panel to be used and still achieves a high R-value.
QuadCore surpasses all other closed-cell insulated panel systems when it comes to fire performance and fire resistance; panels featuring QuadCore were the first to be certified to FM 4882 standards for use in smoke-sensitive occupancies. This technology outperforms the competition with reduced flame spread (ASTM E84), higher flash ignition temperature (ASTM D1929) and 20 percent less heat released (ASTM 1354).
Health & Wellness
QuadCore’s unmatched third-party certifications include GREENGUARD Gold and a Silver Level Material Health Certificate, earned through the rigorous Cradle to Cradle assessment. In addition, QuadCore is Red List Free, so it can contribute to credits in health and wellness certifications, such as WELL, the Living Building Challenge, LEED v4 and BREEAM.
When Kingspan QuadCore panels are ordered with Valspar’s Fluropon Pure coatings, the entire panel earns a Red List Free declaration; it is the only insulated metal panel in the world to earn that distinction.
30-Year Thermal Warranty
Kingspan is so confident in the science and testing that has gone into QuadCore that it’s backed by a 30-year thermal warranty - a first in the industry.
Initially, Kingspan will offer QuadCore in its KS Shadowline, KS Micro-Rib and Optimo panels, and will eventually be available in all Kingspan insulated metal panels.
For more information on Kingspan Insulated Panels North America, visit www.kingspanpanels.com.