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Arcoplast Interior Wall Panels Meet ISO 9705 ANNEX B Criteria for Heat Release and Flame Spread

Fire and Smoke Performance

Arcoplast Panels show no flashover during ISO 9705 ANNEX B Heat Release and Flame Spread Test

St. Peters, Missouri –Arcoplast Sealed Interior Wall Panels were tested for compliance with ISO 9705 ANNEX B criteria for heat release and flame spread.  ISO 9705 ANNEX B is a full scale room test for surface products.  The Fire Test measures certain fire performance characteristics of materials in an enclosure under specific fire exposure conditions.  The test determines the extent to which the finish covering materials may contribute to fire growth in a room and the potential for fire spread beyond the room particular conditions.  Testing and evaluation was by conducted Intertek Testing Services of Elemendorf, Texas. Intertek is an independent testing lab.

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Arcoplast Interior Wall and Ceiling Systems Meet Demanding Seismic Requirements of NZS 4219 (2009) and ICC-ES AC156 (US) Tests

California (US) and New Zeland USGS Seismic Hazard Maps

California (US) and New Zeland USGS Seismic Hazard Maps

St. Peters, Missouri –Arcoplast Sealed Interior Wall and Ceiling System assemblies were installed and tested under worst case US (California) and New Zealand (Otira/Arthurs Pass) conditions. Applied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS) conducted a structural analysis using the finite element method to determine compliance with ICC-ES_AC156 and NZS 4219 (2009). To  assess compliance with US standard ICC-ES AC 156 a frequency response analysis was performed using calculated inputs from the worst case California location available. A simplified global model of the wall and coving sections was modeled for this analysis. New Zealand Standards (NZS) required that the structure support a static load based on location, weight, and installation type. The required force was calculated and compared to current test data. New Zealand Standards (NZS) also required that the structure support a relative shift between the ceiling and upper floor. The required relative displacement was calculated. A detailed 1.5 ft. section of wall was modeled including full panels, coving, and two bolts per stud. An equivalent displacement for the 1.5 ft. section was calculated by dividing 1.5 ft. (detail model extent) / 12ft (wall height) X calculated displacement.

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New Finishing Compound Creates Seamless and Impermeable Joints for Contamination Controlled Environment

Arcoplast is pleased to announce its new epoxy-based finishing compound. This two-component compound allows for seamless joints and smooth, radius edges while drying to a bright white shine that won’t fade over time. It is the ideal choice for use with Arcoplast’s line of gel coat composite wall and ceiling panels.

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Arcoplast Composite Panel Pressure Decay Test Performed

In a typical construction environment, the walls and ceilings must accommodate fixtures and utilities that pass through. It is in these necessary areas where the risk for air pressure loss is the greatest. Arcoplast set out to discover just what could be expected from their fiberglass composite panels when integrated with such utilities. The test, performed by Technical Safety Services, Inc. set out to find out the pressure decay of an Arcoplast panel featuring a 12” metal duct and an electrical box. A standard panel with no perforations was used for reference.

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Arcoplast Panels Unharmed by Extensive Decontamination Procedures

In three separate test results recently released, Arcoplast’s line of fiberglass composite panels were subjected to grueling decontamination procedures to determine just how well they could hold up over years of repeated exposure.

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Arcoplast Names Newest Manufacturer Representatives

Arcoplast is pleased to announce the appointment of two new manufacturer representatives for the sales and service of Arcoplast products.

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MEA Approval Granted to Arcoplast Panel

Arcoplast 6mm cement core panels have been awarded MEA approval (MEA 414-04-M) from the City of New York Department of Buildings. Manufacturers are required to have their products tested against nationally recognized standards by Department-accepted testing laboratories. MEA approval of Arcoplast products further show the commitment and high regard to the safety of occupants in facilities where it is installed.

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Arcoplast Panels Pass Perforated Pressure Decay Tests

Arcoplast recently set out to determine the pressure loss possible when their fiberglass composite panels are secured using screws instead of an adhesive bond. They provided Technical Safety Services, Inc. with four 24”x24” 6mm cement core panels. A single, #12 stainless steel, pan-head, self-tapping screw was inserted into the center of each panel.

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Arcoplast Cube Holds Pressure Six Times Better Than Required

Arcoplast sent a preassembled 4’ cube to have a vacuum decay test performed by Architectural Testing Inc. The goal was to see what could be expected given an entirely sealed Arcoplast environment.

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Industrial Construction Services, Inc. Awarded for Recent Arcoplast Project

Since 2003, ICS and President Clint Brown have been the preferred choice when constructing highly sensitive BSL-3 and 4 facilities using Arcoplast wall and ceiling systems. Between their extensive experience in working with Arcoplast gel coat panels and their acquired, hands-on knowledge and skill in meeting the rigorous construction demands of these facilities makes them the contractor of choice.

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