All Weather Insulated Panels (AWIP) has introduced two new mineral wool panels to its existing category of fire rated insulated metal panels. The pair of new mineral wool panels—HE42-MW and PL42-MW—are both non-combustible and provide hourly ratings.
Both mineral wool products feature a 42-inch width, are made from natural and recycled materials and are available in one-, two- and three-hour fire rated wall assemblies. The 42-inch-wide modules enable efficient installation, while their exterior metal surfaces are embossed 26 gauge G90/AZ50 steel with standard PVDF and SMP exterior coatings.
Each panel passed the ASTM E119 and CAN/ULC S101 standard method for fire resistance of building materials. When exposed to the ASTM E84 test—surface burning characteristics of building materials—it resulted in a flame spread of zero and a smoke developed rating of zero.
AWIP’s new fire-rated insulated panels feature thermal values as tested per ASTM C518 with R-values ranging from 16-32. Additionally, both the HE42-MW and PL42-MW panels arrive on site in one piece and require a simple one-step installation to reduce construction time and costs. The standard interior metal surface is embossed 26 gauge Imperial White.