Kingspan Insulation LLC has opened a new production line to manufacture UL 181 listed PalDuct phenolic pre-insulated duct panels. The manufacturing line at the company’s manufacturing site at Dubai Investment Park 2 was inaugurated by Gene Murtagh, CEO Kingspan Group plc, together with Peter Wilson, Managing Director of Kingspan’s Insulation Division, and Sarmad Fakhri, Managing Director of Kingspan Insulation LLC. The company’s senior management and special guests were present during the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Gene Murtagh said that the company aims to offer a local product with premium quality and faster delivery times, passing on savings from import costs to its customers in the UAE. “It is one of the largest manufacturing facilities of UL 181 Listed duct panels in the world”.
UL 181 represents a standard for safety, covering the materials in the fabrication of air duct systems. To get UL listed, the products are required to pass various tests by UL for: Flame Resistance; Burning; Mould Growth and Humidity Test; Impact; and Leakage; to name a few.
Fakhri commented that with the HVAC industry now following ASTM E84 and UL 181 standards, there have been products entering the market with questionable credentials and traceability. “Using Kingspan PalDuct phenolic pre-insulated ductwork, there is a peace of mind for clients as well as contractors that the product they receive is genuine and safe to install.”
With premium performance and rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core, Kingspan PalDuct phenolic duct panels are faced on both sides with a protective special reinforced aluminium faces. The core of panels has a fibre-free and closed-cell insulation core, which has been manufactured with a CFC/HCFC-free blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).