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PAC-CLAD Metal Wall Panels Approved For NFPA 285 Assembly With Spray Foam Insulation

petersen-nfpa-285-compliant-wall-assemblyElk Grove Village, IL - PAC-CLAD metal wall panels from Petersen have passed the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association 285 Standard for exterior wall assemblies. The test results expand cladding options beyond masonry for designers and specifiers when using spray foam as continuous insulation on exterior walls of any height, while satisfying International Building Code requirements.

The NFPA 285 test provides a method for evaluating the fire propagation characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies and panels. The test is intended to evaluate the inclusion of combustible components within wall assemblies and panels of buildings that are required to be of non-combustible construction. The test was backed by Carlisle Construction Materials, which owns Petersen, to test its spray foam insulation. Carlisle included PAC-CLAD metal cladding in the test to provide design professionals with a complete brand-specific NFPA 285 wall assembly.

“Because Petersen products are included in this successful wall assembly test, architects and specifiers can now confidently choose PAC-CLAD wall panels as a specific brand of exterior metal cladding for these applications. Petersen remains committed to investing in product safety and code compliance. It is our goal to provide architects with design flexibility, and confidence in their product selection,” said Mike Petersen, president.

The NFPA 285 compliant assembly can be found under UL file R40016 and incorporates the following products: SealTite PRO Closed Cell Spray Foam, DC315 intumescent coating and approved protective topcoat by IFTI, and PAC-CLAD aluminum cladding. This product combination met the acceptance criteria for NFPA 285 tested at Underwriters Laboratory fire labs in Northbrook, Ill.

“Achieving continuous insulation and satisfying IBC requirements for use of spray foam on exterior building walls of any height should not limit building designers’ choice of cladding options to masonry,” said Kevin Wiacek, product marketing manager for Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation. “Meeting the acceptance criteria for the NFPA 285 test with Carlisle’s PAC-CLAD aluminum panels gives designers and architects a new wall panel option with 46 color choices.”

Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation is a leading manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam systems in North America. Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation is backed by the technology resources—and grounded on the corporate stability—of a century-old icon in the building ecosystem—Carlisle Construction Materials LLC (CCM). CCM is a diversified manufacturer and supplier of premium building products and related technologies for the commercial and residential construction markets. Carlisle has been a recognized leader in the roofing industry for nearly half a century, offering high-performance roofing solutions that include EPDM, TPO, PVC, metal, coating and roof garden systems. Carlisle also offers a full line of polyiso and expanded polystyrene insulation as well as a host of steep slope underlayments, duct sealants, adhesives and hardware. In addition to roofing, Carlisle services the waterproofing, framing and general construction industries. Every Carlisle Company offers sustainable, eco-friendly products that help reduce a building’s carbon footprint, and often minimize its energy consumption and costs.

International Fireproof Technology Inc. (IFTI) is the manufacturer of the industry leading DC315 intumescent coating to provide thermal barrier and Ignition barrier fire protection of spray foam insulation. In addition, IFTI offers highly tested firestop products, intumescent paint, fire retardant paint, thermal barriers and fire protective coatings.  IFTI’s products help stop the spread of fire, smoke, and hot gases over combustible substrates such as cables, wood, gypsum and fabrics. Equally important, IFTI products were designed and tested for the global market and are fully listed and compliant to many international standards. Standards include NFPA, ASTM, UL, ULC, Intertek and FM.

About Petersen

Petersen Aluminum logoPetersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding products in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include standing seam roof panels, hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, flush- and reveal-joint panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping. All are available in Kynar 70% PVDF finish in 46 standard colors that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED and Energy Star requirements, and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Custom colors and weathertightness warranties are offered. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona and Minnesota.

For information on the complete line of Petersen metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit www.pac-clad.com or write to info@pac-clad.com.

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