A2 Non-Combustible Glazing Panels

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FR-A Non-Combustible Architectural Panels for Glazing and Aluminium Curtain Walling Applications

Your building’s safety assured with A2 rated insulated panels for glazing and aluminium curtain walling applications.

FR-A non-combustible panels offer Architects, Specifiers & Developers an ideal glazing panel that is compliant with UK Building Regulations. FR-A non-combustible panels consist of mineral fibre lamella core faced both sides with aluminium, and are available in three different variations.

Benefits

Quality you can rely on:

Achieves A2-s1,d0 classification

Available in powder coated & anodised finishes

Excellent thermal properties

Good compressive strength

Over 45 years’ experience in the industry

Manufactured to quality standard ISO 9001:2015

Fire Safe
Nexus Core

Fire safe lamella boards for bonded composite structures

Our panels use fire safe Nexus Core lamella boards to ensure maximum safety.

Nexus Core production

The Nexus technology delivers multiple sustainable benefits:

  • Automated system optimises the mechanical properties of the end product which minimises waste and raw material usage.
  • Single process can be used for a wide range of products used in multiple sectors
  • Fire products are made in one piece enabling fast, simple, and economical installation
  • The unmatched movement characteristics of the Nexus products increases their service life and maintains fire integrity

Get in touch to find out more about how our FR-A Non-Combustible Architectural Panels can help protect your project. Our experienced team are ready to assist you with your next project.

Safety and Compliance

Type 2

Type 2a

Type 3

Type 4

FR-A non-combustible panels delivering safety and compliance

Our large range of finishes and thicknesses make FR-A panels ideal for use in both new construction projects and in replacing existing non-compliant spandrel panels. Panel Systems’ range of non-combustible architectural panels includes four types of A2 rated insulated panels for glazing and aluminium curtain walling applications. Manufactured at the company’s Sheffield based facility to approved ISO 9001:2015 management standards, the range (FR-A Types 2, 2a, 3 & 4) achieve A2-s1,d0 classification when tested against the procedures detailed in EN 13501-1:2018.

Each panel has been specifically designed with a fire resisting, non-combustible core of Nexus Lamella, the fire safe material for composite structures. FR-A panels are available in both Anodised and Powder Coated finishes. The panels go through a bespoke, controlled manufacturing process, which includes stringent quality checks on each component to ensure they meet the required standard of the tested specifications.

The panels also have excellent acoustic properties (calculations of which are available upon request from Panel Systems’ experienced technical team) and can be manufactured to meet specific U-value and wind loading requirements. In addition, the technical team can offer a full support service to meet the performance criteria for your specific application.

Technical

FR-A Type 2FR-A Type 2a
Panel build upOuter face: Polyester powder coated aluminium

Core: Nexus lamella stone wool 164kg/m3

Inner face: Polyester powder coated (or mill finish) aluminium
Panels are bonded using a two-part polyurethane adhesive
Outer face: Polyester powder coated aluminium

Core: Nexus lamella stone wool 164kg/m3. Additional calcium silicate hard edging frame.

Inner face: Polyester powder coated (or mill finish) aluminium
Panels are bonded using a two-part polyurethane adhesive
Weight14.9 kg/m2 for 28mm thick panels with 2.0mm faces(1000x1000mm panel): 16.1kg/m2 for 28mm panel with 2mm faces. Please contact us for calculations on other panel sizes.
Panel TolerancesLength / width: +/-2mm. Thickness: +/- 1.0mmLength / width: +/-2mm. Thickness: +/- 1.0mm
U-ValuePlease contact us for your specific U Value calculation
Reaction to FireThis panel specification has been tested in accordance with the procedures given in EN 13501-1: 2018 at the independent testing laboratory Efectis. This product (Panel Systems FR-A Type 2 Composite Panel) in relation to its reaction to fire behaviour is classified A2-s1,d0. The panel specifications included in the classification covers panels with aluminium faces of thicknesses of 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0mm.

The Siderise Nexus Lamella Core is made from European Fireclass A1 material. A separate data sheet is available upon request. For more detailed information on panel thicknesses and reaction to fire, please refer to the relevant classification documents.
This panel specification has been tested in accordance with the procedures given in EN 13501-1: 2018 at the independent testing laboratory Efectis. This product (Panel Systems FR-A Type 2 Composite Panel) in relation to its reaction to fire behaviour is classified A2-s1,d0. The panel specifications included in the classification covers panels with aluminium faces of thicknesses of 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0mm.

The Siderise Nexus Lamella Core and Calcium silicate hard edging are made from European Fireclass A1 material. Separate data sheets are available upon request. For more detailed information on panel thicknesses and reaction to fire, please refer to the relevant classification documents.
FR-A Type 3FR-A Type 4
Panel build upOuter face: Anodised aluminium

Core: Nexus lamella stone wool 164kg/m3

Inner face: Anodised (or mill finish) aluminium.
Panels are bonded using a two-part polyurethane adhesive
Outer face: 1.5, 2.0 or 3mm polyester powder coated aluminium

Core: Nexus lamella stone wool 104kg/m3

Inner face: 1.5, 2.0 or 3mm polyester powder coated (or mill finish) aluminium Panels formed into ‘top hat style arrangement with Nexus lamella hard edging within glazing edge. Panels are vacuum bonded using a two-part polyurethane adhesive.
Weight14.9 kg/m2 for 28mm thick panels with 2.0mm faces(1000x1000mm panel): 15.1 kg/m2 (41mm thick) /
28.7 kg/m2 (150mm thick)
Panel TolerancesLength / width: +/-2mm. Thickness: +/- 1.0mmLength / width: +/-2mm. Thickness: +/- 1.0mm
U-ValuePlease contact us for your specific U Value calculation
Reaction to FireThis panel specification has been tested in accordance with the procedures given in EN 13501-1: 2018 at the independent testing laboratory Efectis. This product (Panel Systems FR-A Type 3 Composite Panel) in relation to it’s reaction to fire behaviour is classified A2-s1,d0. The panel specifications included in the classification covers panels with aluminium faces of thicknesses of 1.5, 2.0 and 3.0mm.

The Siderise Nexus Core is made from European Fireclass A1 material. A separate data sheet is available upon request. For more detailed information on panel thicknesses and reaction to fire, please refer to the relevant classification documents.
This panel specification has been tested in accordance with the procedures given in EN 13501-1: 2018 at the independent testing laboratory Efectis. This product (Panel Systems FR-A Type 4 Composite Panel) in relation to it’s reaction to fire behaviour is classified A2 s1,d0. The panel specifications tested were: 2.0mm PPC aluminium / Nexus core / 2.0mm PPC (or mill finish) aluminium. The panels were formed into a ‘top hat’ arrangement and incorporated the Nexus Lamella hard edging.

The Siderise Nexus Core is made from European Fireclass A1 material. A separate data sheet is available upon request. The test covers panels with an overall thickness of 41 – 150mm thick.

Compliance

Our rigorous testing process:

Testing and classification was completed by the independent test house, Efectis France. To receive an A2-s1,d0 classification against EN 13501-1: 2018, Panel Systems’ range of FR-A Non-Combustible Architectural Panels required testing against two standards:

EN ISO 1716:2018

Determination of the gross heat of combustion.

A sample of each material used in the panel was tested to determine the gross heat of combustion, also known as the calorific value. This value represents the maximum amount of thermal energy the material could contribute to a fire.

The EN 13501-1 classification imposes strict limits on both the overall calorific value of the assembled panel, as well as limits on each component of the panel

EN 13823:2020

Single Burning Item test

Pairs of panels were assembled into an internal corner configuration; a gas burner was then used to apply a heat flux to the panels. Various measurements were taken including the total quantity of smoke produced (TSP), the smoke growth rate (SMOGRA), and the rate of heat release from the panel (FIGRA).

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For pricing and ordering, please forward details of your required Panel type, sizes & quantities to acp@panelsystems.co.uk. If you wish to discuss your requirements beforehand, please contact our team on 0114 249 5629.

Frequently asked questions

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