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Laminators Video Shows New Clip & Caulk™ ACM Installation System

1-Piece, Tight-Fit Moldings, Clip & Caulk ™ and Omega CI® Rigid Substrate Videos Now Available

Clip-and-Caulk-video-fbHatfield, PA – Continuing with its efforts to promote the features and benefits of recently launched field-fabricated Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) products and installation systems, Laminators Inc. has announced the development of a new video to guide designers and contractors through the installation process for its new Clip & Caulk™ system.

Laminators Inc.’s fully designed, integrated and tested aluminum composite material (ACM) panel and installation systems provide designers and installers with optimal solutions for the challenges associated with achieving code-compliant exterior wall envelopes.

ACM panels, Laminators notes, are commonly used as the aesthetic covering for the exterior wall portion of a building envelope. The exterior wall envelope plays a multifunctional role in the performance of the overall building envelope and must accomplish the following:

• Manage moisture flow (liquid water and water vapor) through the exterior wall
• Minimize the impact of exterior air temperature on interior conditioned space
• Retain the majority of building-generated heat or conditioned air
• Control the spread of fire across the exterior
• Provide structural support for an aesthetic veneer system

    Laminators’ new back-drained and ventilated, field-fabricated installation systems (1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding; Clip & Caulk™) use aluminum extrusions as sub-framing members to create a 7/8"-deep cavity behind the panel veneer, providing a number of benefits:

    • Additional cavity space improves air flow
    • A drainage path is easily achieved through gaps in the aluminum sub-framing members
    • Maintains the aesthetic familiarity of Laminators’ legacy systems while refining system performance through improved moisture management and the allowance for air exchange

      The 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding was developed to offer a traditional yet high-tech appearance. The aluminum moldings used to encapsulate panel edges are available in both flat and reveal styles, providing two different aesthetic options for installation.  The Clip & Caulk system, meanwhile, provides the traditional look of a shop-fabricated wet seal system without the added hassle and cost of panel fabrication. For both systems, the back-drained and ventilated sub-framing provides enhanced system performance through improved moisture management and increased ventilation.

      When combined with Laminators’ new Omega CI® product, the installation systems offer an effective solution for veneer installations over continuous insulation while balancing thermal performance, water management, and fire resistance code requirements. Omega CI is a rigid insulation panel comprising a closed-cell polyiso foam core bonded to a premium performance coated glass backer and a 5/8” fire-treated plywood face.

      The 1-Piece, Tight-Fit Molding and Clip & Caulk installation systems are both compliant with the NFPA 285 standard for multi-story fire testing for installations over Omega CI and exterior-grade, glass-mat faced gypsum sheathing.

      To learn more about these installation systems and rigid substrate, visit Laminators YouTube channel to watch the new videos.

      About Laminators Inc.

      Laminators Logo Laminators Incorporated, a leading manufacturer for nearly 60 years, offers a complete line of composite panels for the commercial construction and sign-making industries in the United States and Canada. Laminators’ lightweight systems are exceptionally strong and durable, and provide various application solutions making the panels quick and easy for users to fabricate and install. Laminators Incorporated is committed to providing value through high-quality products, innovative application solutions, and superior customer service. To learn more, visit www.laminatorsinc.com.

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