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Kingspan inaugurates duct panel production line

Dubai facility will manufacture UL 181-listed PalDuct phenolic pre-insulated duct panels, company says

| | Jul 18, 2019 | 11:59 pm
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DUBAI, UAE, 18 July 2019: Kingspan Insulation opened a new production line to manufacture UL 181-listed PalDuct phenolic pre-insulated duct panels, the company said through a Press communiqué. Gene Murtagh, CEO, Kingspan Group plc – together with Peter Wilson, Managing Director, Kingspan’s Insulation Division and Sarmad Fakhri, Managing Director, Kingspan Insulation LLC – inaugurated the manufacturing line at Kingspan Insulation’s manufacturing site, at Dubai Investment Park 2, the communiqué said. The company’s senior management and special guests were present during the ceremony, the communiqué added.

Speaking on the occasion, 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, the communiqué  said, adding that it covers 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, the communiqué said.

Fakhri said that when viewed against the backdrop of products entering the market with questionable credentials and traceability, clients and contractors can have peace of mind through using Kingspan PalDuct phenolic pre-insulated ductwork, as they will know that the product is genuine and safe to install.

The PalDuct panels are imbued with a rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core, the communiqué  said, adding that they have protective special reinforced aluminium faces. The core of the panels, the communiqué said, has a fibre-free and closed-cell insulation core, which has been manufactured with a CFC/HCFC-free blowing agent that has zero ozone-depleting potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP).

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