NuPanel®/NuClad®

DESCRIPTION

INFO TEST

NuPanel®/NuClad® is an eco-friendly high performance autoclaved calcium silicate board endorsed by third party accreditation bodies for green building product label. It does not contain any harmful substances or inorganic fibres and is free from formaldehyde and toxic emissions. NuPanel®/NuClad® is versatile for both internal & semi-exposed use which has high level of performance in the presence of severe damp environments and is good resistance to fire. The superior non-flammable nature of NuPanel®/NuClad® conforms to non-combustible when tested in accordance with European Building Classification EN 13501-1: Class A1, BS 476: Part 4. The board has good thermal insulation and resists to continuous operating temperature up to 80°C. NuPanel®/NuClad® partition is capable to provide 60 minutes fire resistant period as well as high level of impact sound insulation.


NuPanel®/NuClad® is an European CE marked building board and conforms to durability tests BS EN 12467- Category C sheet, which is intended for applications subject to heat and moisture. It is robust and lightweight for use in dry construction. NuPanel®/NuClad® is versatile for general internal uses and direct weathering applications when used in conjunction with external grade texture finish or tiling in new construction or refurbishment projects. Unlike wood based panels, gypsum plasterboards or magnesium silicate boards, NuPanel®/NuClad® is durable and immune to insects and vermin, unaffected by dilute chemicals. It is dimensionally stable and will not warp, swell or decay in wet area. Also an ideal economical building board material with good thermal and acoustic properties replaces conventional non-loadbearing masonry wall constructions.

NuPanel®/NuClad® is off-white in colour and has a sanded smooth surface on one side and a slightly textured reverse. It can be left
undecorated or can be easily decorated with skim coat, wallpapers, paints or tiles. It consists of calcium silicate matrix reinforced with selected cellulose fibres and special fillers enabling NuPanel®/ NuClad® to be robust for impact resistance. The board has
undergone a sophisticated process and autoclaved curing process where high pressure and high temperature steam is induced to ensure a complete chemical transformation to crystalline structure, thus providing the board with excellent dimensional stability at humid or damp environments and chemical resistance.

NuPanel®/NuClad® contains no water soluble additives and will not rot, degrade or deteriorate. The fibre-reinforced calcium silicate
matrix will absorb water causing some loss of strength, which is fully recovered on drying. Any staining on the board caused by leakage can be easily painted over. Moisture will not cause leaching or efflorescence and has no permanent effect on NuPanel®/NuClad®. It is simple to work with and easy to decorate. NuPanel®/NuClad® is manufactured to Quality Management System Certification ISO 9001, Environmental Management System Certification ISO 14001Hong Kong Green Label as well as Singapore Green Label.

 


Properties


APPLICATION

NuPanel®/NuClad®  is versatile for both internal & semi-exposed use which has very high levels of performance in the presence of severe moisture. The fibre reinforced calcium silicate matrix allows NuPanel®/NuClad® with good flexural strength and resistance to impact. It is easy to curve, cut and fix. It can be used in a wide variety of building applications. Typical applications include:

  • Access panels in wet area

  • Aesthetic casings for building services

  • Backing wall for ceramic tiling in wet area

  • Backing boards for metal claddings

  • Decorative and moisture resistant ceilings

  • Fire resistant and acoustic insulated partitions

  • Perforated ceilings & wall panels

  • Semi-exposed roofing, eaves, soffits and sunscreens


TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE

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NuPanel®/NuClad® is low carbon foot print, CE marked non-combustible calcium silicate matrix board to EN 13501-1:
Class A1. It has superior fire resistance performance and excellent dimensional stability at heat or severe humid environments. The crystalised monolithic structure of NuClad®/NuPanel® as a reliable substrate ensure to hold paint finishes longer than other building board at damp and wet areas.

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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Density BS EN 12467 1150 kg/m3 +/-10%
Nominal weight 7.20kg/m2 - 6mm
10.80kg/m2 - 9mm
14.40kg/m2 - 12mm
Size 1220 x 2440mm
1200 x 2400mm
Surface alkalinity pH 7-10
Flexural strength BS EN 12467 8.0 N/mm2 - transverse
11.3 N/mm2 - longitudinal
Racking stiffness on timber structure BS EN 594 1764 N/mm - 9mm
Minimum bending radius 5.2m - 6mm, longitudinal
7.6m - 9mm
10.2m - 12mm
Sag when suspended at 610mm span ambient Less than 1mm
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Durability and strength tests CE Mark
BS EN 12467
Endurance Class: Category C sheet, intended for internal applications where are subjected to moisture and heat
Resistance to door slamming BS 5234: Part 2 Heavy duty
Soak-dry BS EN 12467 Pass, for 50 cycles of test
Warm water BS EN 12467 Pass, in water at 60°C for 56 days
Water permeability ASTM C 1185-08
BS EN 12467
No formation of drops of water after a 24-hour of test
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Moisture movement ambient to saturated 0.06%
Dimensional changes in length due to relative humidity BS EN 318 +0.010% @20°C, RH 30%~85%
- 0.015% @20°C, RH 85%~30%
Moisture movement BS EN 12467 +0.05% @ 23°C, RH 30%~95%
Moisture content Ex works - 18%
In situ - 7%
Water absorption by weight ~ 45%
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Thermal conductivity EN 12664 0.188 W/mK
Resistance to continuous heating In-house 80°C
Fire rated systems AS/NZS 1530.4
BS 476: Part 22
up to 90 minutes
Timber framed or steel framed partition
Non-combustible BS EN ISO 1182
BS 476: Part 4
Pass
Heat of combustion BS EN ISO 1716
AS/NZS 3837
Pass
Reaction to fire - Classification EN 13501-1 Euro Class A1
Australian classification of fire BCA 2011 Group 1
Product certification scheme Singapore Class 2
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Green labeled building board Hong Kong, Singapore Certified, no heavy metal & no harmful substance
Organic emission ASTM D5116-06 Non toxic & No formaldehyde, satisfied the emission tests
Recyclable product ISO 14001 Crushed down for recycle use, Products made under ISO 14001 environmental management system
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Acoustic reduction (over range 100-3150 Hz) AS 1276.1 & 1191
ASTM E90 & E413
EN ISO 10140-3 & 717-1
STC/Rw (dB) steel framed partition
26 - 6mm, single skin
28 - 9mm, single skin
29 - 12mm, single skin
46 - 91mm
54 - 91mm double layers
49 - 99mm
55 - 123mm
Note: All physical performance values of products depicted in this technical handbook are averages based on the standard production. The figures may be changed dependent on the test method used.

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