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| Introduction | Description | Sizes | Color & Surface Textures | Manufacturing Tolerances | Fixing Methods | Performance | Application | Specific Properties | Health & Safety

 

Introduction 


DuraPanel-D is a high quality cladding panel designed for contemporary art of architectural applications. It is a compressed fibre cement reinforced calcium silicate panel manufactured with a pre-finished coating. DuraPanel-D is 100% free from asbestos or sepiolite, and is resistant to thermal, impact and fire attack. It is weatherproof and will not promote fungal or mould growth and is ideal for use in internal and semi-external applications.

Typical building facade panels, for instance, aluminium and VE panels, are designed for commercial use. They are factory made for uniformly geometrical pattern only. Their prices are high and the panels must be installed by specialist contractors. DuraPanel-D fills the void of the market. It is a truly versatile building panel for aesthetic purpose, particularly in interior
decoration for use in public amenities, commercial and residential buildings. DuraPanel-D is economical, light in weight, easy to use and maintenance friendly, thus making it a must have for both professional contractors and even DIYers as a whole. It allows architects / designers to use their unlimited creativity. It can be cut easily by wood tools or mechanical cutting devices, making it possible to design individually colourful and various patterns for decorative purposes.

DuraPanel-D is manufactured to ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO14001 environmental management system, and has obtained the Green Product Label Award issued by National Environment Protection Bureau.

 

Description 


DuraPanel-D is produced from a medium to high density calcium silicate panel with a unique, pre-finished PU coating system on both sides of panel before leaving the factory. The coating is applied on the panel by an automatic robot spray device in a dust free spraying plant. The unique resin of coating is dried under a UV curing system to reach the designated linkage itself. Thus its surface is hard, even and smooth. As a result DuraPanel–D is corrosion resistant, UV resistant and easy to clean.

In addition to those supreme properties of compressed fibre cement reinforced calcium silicate panel, such as dimensional stability, good resistance to moisture, thermal and fire attack, DuraPanel-D is tough for impact and adverse weather. The panel will not rot or support fungal growth and is unaffected by UV sunlight and acid rain. DuraPanel-D is designed for interior cladding to replace traditional aluminium and VE panels. The panel will not degrade with time and within normal applications, the life of the product is limited only by the durability of the supporting structure and materials used in fastening.

DuraPanel-D provides users with a wide range of colours and patterns to choose from. It is available in fine and coarse textures and come with matt and semi-gloss finishes.

 

 

Size 

 

Thickness 6 / 9 / 12mm
Width 900 / 1200 / 1220mm
Length 1800 / 2400 / 2440mm

Note: Other sizes are also available and can be produced to special order.

 

Color & Surface  Textures 

 

Plain

beige / black / blue / green / grey / white

Patterned

pearly gold / pearly white

Metallic gold / silver / blue / grey

Note: Other sizes are also available and can be produced to special order.


 

 

Manufacturing  Tolerances 

 

Edge Type Length(mm) Width(mm) Thickness(%) Squareness(mm/m)
Untrimmed +/- 5.0 +/- 5.0 +/- 6.0 +/- 2.5

Note: DuraPanel-D is manufactured untrimmed. Untrimmed panels are not necessarily square, and thus cutting at site is normally required, when the panels are likely to be re-cut into small or shaped pieces.

 

Cutting Methods 


DuraPanel-D can be cut by power sawing tools with tungsten carbide or diamond tipped blade. The surface coating should be protected during machine cutting, by means of a suitable smooth base such as MDF or hardboard. For high efficiency and large quantities, the following industrial machine cutting can be applied.

  • Guillotine
  • Laser cutting
  • Water-jet cutting

 

 

Fixing Methods 


Typical mechanical fixing methods work for DuraPanel-D. Provided that substrates are smooth, it can be directly fixed onto to walls and ceiling by adhesive methods.



 

 

Performance 


Density (oven dry)

1420 kg/m3+/-6%

Flexural Strength (along grain) 14.0 MPa
Flexural Strength (across grain) 17.5 MPa
Flexural Modulus

11000 N/mm2

Moisture Movement(ambient to saturated) 0.6 mm/m
Moisture Content 6-7%
Resistance to continuous heating 80C
Coefficient of thermal conductivity 0.23 W/m.K
Coefficient of thermal expansion (-20~+80C) 0.8 x 10.5 m/m.K
Freezing and thawing text (-25°C ~ +25C) No alternation
Non Combustibility BS 476: Part 4
BS EN ISO 1182:2002
Heat of combustion BS EN ISO 1716: 2002
Building regulations classification Euro Class A1
Acoustic reduction Average 25dB (estimated)

 

 

Application 


DuraPanel-D is applied for internal or semi-external building facades and cladding system. It is versatile, can be used for various applications on amenities, commercial and residential buildings, far beyond imagination because of its easy working, fixing and decorating and self-cleaning characteristics. Typical applications include:

  • Decorative façade panels and ceilings
  • Decorative wall finishing for kitchen and toilet
  • Anti-bacteria wall finishing to clean room and food processing plant
  • Shop fronts, signage & billboards
  • Underground lining walls
  • Beam & column encasements
  • Toilet and moveable partitions
  • Facing of furniture

Specific  Properties 

       
Weatherproof and frost resistance Rot proof, anti-bacterial, resistance to insects or mould growth
Good abrasionand impact resistance UV resistance
Corrosion resistance A wide spectrum of color and finishing
Anti-Graffiti Maintenance friendly
Non-combustible to BS476 and BS EN ISO 1182 Easy to use
Lightweight but strong Acoustic insulation
 

 

Health &Health &  Safety 

 

DuraPanel-D is formulated without asbestos or sepiolite or any inorganic fibres. When using power saws or sanders in a confined space, dust extraction equipment is recommended to control dust levels. DuraPanel-D is designed for non-load bearing construction. Horizontal or ceiling panels must not be walked on as they are not designed to take additional load between supports; if there is a risk of this occurring, warning notices should be displayed. Fixers must ensure that they work from adequate and safe platforms where necessary.

 

Note: All physical performance values of products depicted in this catalogue are averages based on the standard production. The figures may be changed dependent on the test method used.


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