WeatherPan®

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WeatherPan® is a versatile external grade fibre cement faced lightweight concrete panel. It is an eco-friendly building panel endorsed by third party accreditation bodies for green building products. It does not contain any harmful substances. The panel is fire resistance and has durable performance in the presence of wet weather.

Being used over two decades with strong proven track records, WeatherPan® provides a fast track construction and cost saving in lieu of traditional masonry walls which require intensive labour for brick laying and wet trade plastering works. Its weight is only 1/5 to 1/7 of traditional 120mm masonry wall. It greatly reduces a building’s structure and foundation costs. Installation is fast and easy that shortens time of construction. No skilled craftsman nor special tools is needed for installation. An experienced labour can install 25 m2 panels per day which is 15 times quicker than masonry wall erection.

The WeatherPan® panel has sanded smooth surface. It is highly compatible with all plasters and paints.  Ceramic or marble finishes are well received on WeatherPan. It maintains excellent integrity and high impact resistance 1.5 times better than that of masonry wall. A 75mm thick panel wall provides the requried fire rating, acoustic performance, water tightness and physical strength of a 120mm block wall which in return increase usable area by minimum 5-10%. WeatherPan is a solid panel. Heavy wall hung furniture can be supported.

WeatherPan® comprises a 5mm thick WeatherPro®-L weather resistant fibre cement board at both faces and WeatherCore. The fibre cement complies a range of durability and aging tests in terms of EN 12467, AS/NZS 2908.2 and ASTM C 1185 for external grade fibre cement products. WeatherPro®-L is non-combustible and pursues national fire codes that include EN 13501-1: Euro Class A1, BS 476: Part 4, Australian BCA- Group 1 and fire approval of Japan building control authority. The WeatherCore is a lightweight concrete mix of portland cement, expanded polystyrene bead aggregates and admixture. The aggregates are safe for human. A 75mm panel wall is able to provide 120 minutes fire resistance in accordance with European, British and Australian Standards.

WeatherPan® is designed with a unique quick-lock panel joint system for easy assembly. This quick-lock tongue and groove device controls the panel wall assembly in line and provides fire stop function at the panel joints. Fire tests revealed, a 100mm thick panel satisfied 4 hours fire resistance. No fire could break through the panel joints at temperature 1200°C.  Exceptional dimensional stability and an unrivalled resistance to movement due to severe weather make WeatherPan® suitably installed at hot and humid environment. The panel is immune to insect and prevent fungal growth.

WeatherPan® is manufactured to Quality Management System Certification ISO 9001, Environmental Management System Certification ISO 14001Hong Kong Green Label as well as Singapore Green Label.

 



APPLICATION

WeatherPan® is an eco-friendly lightweight fibre cement concrete panel used for wide applications at indoor and outdoor. 

The quality multi-function panel provides fire protection, weather and impact resistances whilst having good cost and performance. Typical applications are:  

  • Fence walls

  • Floor panels

  • Fire rated enclosures

  • Fire rated partitions

  • Roofing underlayer

  • Modular houses

  • Noise barriers at highway

  • Sound insulated walls

  • Impact resistant walls

  • Residential town houses and apartments

  • Tall walls at commercial buildings


TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE

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WeatherPan is lightweight but strong and able to resist severe weather. Its high performance had been examined by extensive tests.

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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Nominal weight Ambient 44 kg/m2 - 50mm
64 kg/m2 - 75mm
77 kg/m2 - 100mm
99 kg/m2 - 125mm
110 kg/m2 - 150mm
Size 610 x 2440mm
610 x 3000mm, not available for 50mm thick panel
Composition BS EN 12467
ASTM C 1185
AS/NZS 2908.2
Facing - fibre Cement
Core - Light weigth concrete with expanded polystyrene bead aggregates
Surface alkalinity ≥ pH 10
Moh’s hardness EN 101 ≥ 2
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Impact resistance BS EN 1128 14.60 kN
Compressive stress BS 1881 3.9/Nmm2
Perpendicular to board face
Crushing stress UWA, Australia 1.08 N/mm2 Parallel to board face
Eccentric bending stress UWA, Australia 1.29 N/mm2 2.4m span
Stud column compression UWA, Australia 47 kN 300mm x 300mm
Punching shear load UWA, Australia 11.9 kN 50mm Ø boss
Lintel load UWA, Australia 9.50 kN 3m span & upright panel
Buckling load UWA, Australia 32 kN 2.44m panel
Concentrated load UWA, Australia 0.78 kN 3m span
Uniformly distribution load UN, Australia 2.28 kN 3m span
Partition stiffness
Structural damage by multiple impacts from a large soft body
Surface damage by hard body impact
Effects of door slamming
Resistance to crowd pressure
BS 5234: Part 2 Pass, heavy duty grade
Heavy weight anchorage (high level wall cupboard) eccentric downward BS 5234: Part 2 Pass, no damage nor detachment of anchor
Anchorage load ≥ 45 kg M8 steel anchor
Durability and strength tests BS EN 12467 CE Marked fibre cement Category A sheet, intended for applications where are subjected to heat, high moisture and severe frost
Durability and strength tests AS/NZS 2908.2 Type A sheet, intended for external applications where are subjected to the direct action of sun, rain and/or snow.
Durability and strength tests ASTM C 1185 External applications & cladding products
Water impermeability BS EN 12467 Filled with water after 24 hours, no leakage or any water drops
Water impermeability AS/NZS 2908.2 Filled with water after 24 hours, no leakage or any water drops
Heat-Rain ASTM C 1185 50 test cycles for EN standard
25 test cycles for AS/NZS & ASTM standards
No damage or leakage after test cycles of test with radiant heat 60°C
Warm water ASTM C 1185 Pass in water at 60°C for 56 days
Soak-dry ASTM C 1185 Pass
50 test cycles for EN standard
25 test cycles for AS/NZS & ASTM standards
Freezing and thawing ASTM C 1185 100 test cycles for EN Standard
50 test cycles for AS/NZS & ASTM standards
No alteration nor de-lamination after 100 cycles of test at temperature of -20°C ~ 20°C
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Moisture movement BS EN 12467 + 0.06% @23°C, RH 30%~95%
Water absorption capacity ASTM C1185
BS EN 771-2
~ 30%
Moisture content ~6% face
~9% core
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TEST STANDARD RESULT
Thermal conductivity EN 12664 0.253 W/mk
Fire rated systems AS 1530.4 BS 476: Part 22 BS EN 1364-1 75mm thick wall systems up to 120 minutes
Non-combustible AS 1530.1
BS 476: Part 4
BS EN ISO 1182
JIS A 1312
Fibre cement facing Ministry of Land & Transport, Japan Approval No. NM-3767
Heat of combustion AS/NZS 3837
BS EN ISO 1716
Pass
Reaction to Fire - Classification EN 13501-1 Euro Class A1/A1FL
Australian Classification of fire BCA 2011 Group 1
Product certification scheme Singapore Class 2
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide release during fire NIOSH Guide of National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Safe, minimal release far below and acceptance to NIOSH
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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) panel
36 - 50mm
38 - 75mm
39 - 100mm
40 125mm
41 - 150mm
Up to 56 - Composite
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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