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PSP Alpolic/fr ACM Cladding System
Description

PSP Alpolic/fr is supplied as part of an external wall cladding system or as an internal wall lining, including in wet areas. ;

The aluminium composite panel is composed of a 70% mineral and 30% polyethylene filled core, sandwiched between two skins of 0.5mm thick aluminium. The front is coated with fluorocarbon paint and the back with a primer coating.

Key Features
  • Produced with a mineral-filled fire retardant core
  • LUMIFLON based FEVE fluropolymer coating that offers a 20 year warranty
  • Can be produced with up to 80% gloss level
  • Coated with a standard three-coat to withstand regular cleaning
  • 10 year panel warranty 
  • Superior flatness and smooth surface
  • Durable
  • Outstanding colour uniformity
Scope of Use

Alpolic FR is supplied by PSP for use as part of an external wall cladding system, or as an internal wall lining, including in wet areas.

When used as an external cladding the follow scope of use applies:

Location: 

  • In wind zones up to and including extra high as defined in NZS 3604:2011 or calculated design wind pressure (ULS) of 2.5kPa
  • In all exposure zones as defined in NZS 3604:2011
  • On buildings at least 1m from the relevant boundary

Building:

  • In conjunction with a primary structure that complies with the NZ Building Code or where the designer has established that the existing structure is suitable for the intended building work
  • As an external wall cladding, on buildings up to 10m in building height and in conjunction with a drained and ventilated cavity
Limitations on Use
  • The system cannot be used where adverse microclimatic conditions apply as set out in paragraph 4.2.4 of NZS 3604:2011
  • In accordance with the fixing method used in Façade Lab E2/VM1 test or subject to specific design for supporting structural system
  • A building wrap that meets the performance characteristics of Table 23, E2/AS1 and has an airflow resistance greater than 0.1 MNs/M3.
  • Where design wind pressure is greater than 1.55kPa a rigid air barrier is required
  • Metal flashings and stainless steel fixings complying with Table 7 and Table 20 of E2/AS1 must be used

As an internal lining:

  • The panel must be earthed where surrounding or touching an electric installation or power source
  • In wet areas, installation must be in accordance with E3/AS1
  • Where a fire rating Material Group Number 1 or greater is required
Statement of Building Code Compliance

If designed, installed and maintained in accordance with all PSP requirements, the Alpolic FR will comply with or contribute to compliance with the following performance claims:

  • B1 Structure: B1.3.1 B1.3.2 B1.3.3 (a, b, c, e, f, h, j, m) B1.3.4 (a, b, c, d, e)
    Verification method: B1/VM1
    • Tested by James Cook University to AS/NZS 4040:1996 for serviceability and cyclic strength wind loading
    • AS/NZS 4040:1996 is cited in AS/NZS 1170.2:2011
    • James Cook University is NATA accredited
  • B2 Durability: B2.3.2 (b)
    Alternative solution
    • Demonstrated by Mitsubishi Plastics Material safety data sheet MSDS No LL75-0002 and Summary of specification data
  • C3 Fire Affecting Areas Beyond the Source: C3.4 (a)
    Acceptable solution C/AS1, C/AS2 1st edition June 2019
    • Tested to EN 13501-1:2007 by AFITI LICOF achieving A2-s1, d0 classification, equivalent to Group 1-S as provided for by MBIE guidance
    • AFITI LICOF Center For Fire Testing and Research is ILAC accredited
  • E2 External Moisture: E2.3.2 E2.3.3 E2.3.5 E2.3.7 (a, b, c)
    Verification method E2/VM1
    • Tested in accordance with AS/NZS 4284:2008 by Façade Lab (IANZ accredited)
  • E3 Internal Moisture: E3.3.4, E3.3.5, E3.3.6
    Alternative solution
    • Aluminium is impervious to moisture
    • Mitsubishi Plastics Material safety data sheet MSDS No LL75-0002
  • F2 Hazardous Building Materials: F2.3.1
    Alternative solution
    • Material is inert and passed combustion toxicity testing
    • Mitsubishi Plastics Material safety data sheet MSDS No LL75-0002
  • G3 Food Preparation and Prevention of Contamination: G3.3.2 (a, b)
    Alternative solution
    • The coating system does not support the growth of bacteria of fungi
    • Mitsubishi Plastics Summary of specification data
Other Performance Attributes
  • 10 year panel warranty 

The manufacture of Alpolic FR uses some recycled materials. Following its use as an external cladding the aluminium and core material can be reutilised.

E2 External Moisture compliant
External Moisture
Documents
PASS Product Technical Statement

no. 19034

CodeMark Certificate
Specification Clause (Masterspec)
Brochure
Colour Range

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