Kingspan Introduces New QuadCore™ IMP Technology
Deland, FL – Kingspan is introducing its most technologically-advanced metal panel insulation to the North American market, delivering performance that it says “far exceeds that of any other metal panel insulation core.” Kingspan debuted its new QuadCore™ Technology at the AIA Conference on Architecture, which was held in New York City June 21-23.
“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.
According to Kingspan, 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, which is 11 percent better than standard PIR insulation, and is twice as efficient when compared to mineral fiber when used as the core material in insulated metal panel systems. That thermal performance advantage allows a thinner panel to be used and still achieves a high R-value.
QuadCore also surpasses other closed-cell insulated panel systems when it comes to fire performance and fire resistance, Kingspan says, noting that QuadCore is the first product of its kind to be certified to FM 4882 standards for use in smoke-sensitive occupancies. Kingspan said the new technology outperforms others with reduced flame spread (ASTM E84), higher flash ignition temperature (ASTM D1929) and 20 percent less heat released (ASTM 1354).
Health & Wellness
QuadCore’s 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. According to the manufacturer, it is the only insulated metal panel in the world to earn that distinction.
30-Year Thermal Warranty
Kingspan’s confidence in the product can be seen in its 30- year thermal warranty. 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.
About Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America
Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America is a business unit of Kingspan, a global company operating in more than 60 countries, with over 140 manufacturing facilities. Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America manufactures and markets three groups of products at its U.S. and Canadian facilities: insulated metal wall and roof panel systems for commercial/industrial construction; insulated architectural panel and façade systems for design-driven projects; and controlled environment panels and doors for cold-storage and climate-controlled warehousing. In addition to its commitment to quality and innovation, the company is on the leading edge of the sustainability movement, offering best-of-class products produced in state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facilities. To learn more visit www.kingspanpanels.us.