Insulation Panels
Aluminum Sections and Trimms
  • Core

    Sandwich panels are typically single piece, modular factory engineered units comprising of two steel faces and a fully insulated core.

    The steel facings are adhesive bonded to the core so that the panel acts compositely when under load, in most cases, providing free standing panels. The core material provides a range of properties, such as thermal insulation, and the selection of it is driven by the facility application, location, structure, and risk management perspectives & criteria.

    Core Material

    The following generic core material types are often used in sandwich panel

    Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

    Polystyrene is lightweight cellular plastic material consisting of small spherical shaped particles containing about 98% air. This microcellular closed cell construction provides EPS with excellent insulating and shock absorbing characteristics. EPS is a thermoplastic that melts when subjected to excessive heat. Chemicals that are fire retardants are typically added which do improve the fire performance. EPS is produced in a wide range of densities with a range of physical properties. EPS is used for its lightweight, insulation, strength, economic value, and long life performance.

    XFLAM (Phenolic/EPS Composites)

    Xflam is an entirely new thermal insulating material with enhanced fire resistance. The core technology of XFLAM is syntactic ('put-together') thermoset foam. These composite materials consisting of EPS beads encapsulated in a Phenolic matrix combine the fire performance and some relatively low smoke production properties of Phenolic core materials, as well as the thermal insulation properties of EPS core materials. The introduction of the Phenolic matrix results in a core material of limited combustibility which experiences similar characteristics to other thermosetting type plastic materials such as PIR and PUR.

    Mineral Fibre / Stone Wool

    Mineral fibre/stone wool insulating core materials are created from molten glass, stone or slag that is spun into a fibre like structure bonded together using organic binders. When tested in isolation (to relevant standards such as AS 1530 Part 1), the fibre performance is classified as non-combustible or at worst, of limited combustibility. Mineral Fibre/Stone Wool is an ideal fire protection material, since it is both non-combustible and does not conduct heat. This means that it will not propagate fire and can withstand temperatures above 1000ºC. When incorporated within a sandwich panel, mineral fibre/stone wool is suitable for a range of applications where fire retardant properties are essential (e.g. internal and external walls, ceilings, and partitions).

    Phenolic Foams

    Phenolic foams contain a polymeric structure that offers a considerable resistance to degradation by heat. Accordingly, like PIR products, they are thermo setting, forming a char in isolation, which adds a high degree of protection to the underlying insulation. The characteristics are maintained when the product is incorporated into insulated sandwich panels. Smoke production is also low by comparison with most other polymeric materials.

    Polyurethane (PUR)

    Rigid polyurethane (PUR) materials are cellular thermosetting insulation materials that typically form a char when subjected to heat and flame impingement. The char acts as an insulator that affords some protection to the underlying product. However, PUR will burn by charring and pyrolising, producing significant quantities of smoke in the process.

    Polyisocyanurate (PIR)

    Rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation materials are created by the trimerisation of three molecules of the polymeric socyanate used in their formulation. As a result, when tested in isolation, the rate of pyrolysis is reduced compared to PUR materials, the strength of the char is increased, and the protection to the underlying insulation is enhanced. This results in the reduction of the amount of damage created by the incident of fire with a consequent reduction of smoke production.

  • Arctic can supply a full range of insulated doors in any thickness or size required for all applications, including Freezer/ Coolroom.

    • Hinged
    • Sliding (Horizontal)
    • Sliding (Vertical lift up)
    • Bi-part sliding
    • Sectional lift up
    • Office entry type
  • Windows can be suppled in powder coated frames to match most insulated panel colours. Most sizes can be produced on request including, sliding , fixed, along with polycarbonate and cost effective acrylic for all sterile, food and beverage production areas.

  • Arctic carry a wide range of all alloy and colorbond extrusions commonly used in insulated panel construction along with all relevant mastics and sealants and all fixing sundries.