Designed to achieve the highest levels of fire performance, these membranes also protect the building structure by allowing vapour to diffuse from within the structure towards the exterior keeping the internal components of the wall dry, preventing ‘thermal bypass’ of external air through the insulation, and also performing the secondary task of weather protection and preventing penetration by external environmental impurities such as wind and rain.
Suitable for offsite and onsite construction, residential or commercial projects, both products are fully independently certified and tested in accordance with EN13501-1. The membranes are compliant with Document B Fire Safety and are suitable for use in a range of external wall types, especially in high rise buildings or those that pose a greater risk of fire safety.
“At Partel, we are proud to introduce our additional fire-rated breather membranes, EXOPERM DURO A1 and EXOPERM MONO DURO A2, which go beyond current fire safety regulations and complement our limited combustible vapour control layer IZOPERM PLUS A2” said Hugh Whiriskey, CEO of Partel. “We are committed to developing advanced membranes that will help to facilitate offsite manufacturers, contractors, and architects create facades that are fully non-combustible.”
Introducing EXOPERM DURO A1
EXOPERM DURO A1 is a newly engineered breather membrane that incorporates advanced technology with an integrated glass fibre fabric to achieve the highest fire performance levels. This CE and UKCA marked membrane is A1 non-combustible and is suitable for use on closed joint facades. It balances other technical attributes alongside fire in order to ensure long-term protection of the building envelope, highly vapour open with an Sd value of 0.03m, Class W2 resistance to water penetration, superior aging resistance and dimensional stability.
Introducing EXOPERM MONO DURO A2
Partel’s EXOPERM MONO DURO A2 is an innovative airtight yet vapour permeable façade membrane, based on Monolithic Technology. This CE and UKCA marked membrane is Class A2-s1,d0, guaranteeing limited-combustibility, absent or very limited smoke emissions and no burning droplets. It is suitable for use on open or closed joint facades, providing architects with greater design freedom. It balances airtightness, moisture management and secondary weather protection with fire performance and is incredibly vapour open boasting an Sd value of 0.09m, air permeability value of 0,006 m³/m², h, Pa, Class W2 resistance to water penetration, superior aging resistance and dimensional stability.
Partel’s membrane solutions are further complemented by ECHOSEAL ALU FR, a fire-rated air and windtight adhesive tape specifically designed for use with Partel’s fire performance membranes. The tape ensures that membrane overlaps, window, and door connections are securely sealed. It can be used internally and externally due to its particular technological functions.
Delivering Exceptional Performance
Partel’s newly developed fire-rated breather membranes, EXOPERM DURO A1 and EXOPERM MONO DURO A2, exceed current fire safety regulations and provide superior protection of the building envelope. Independently certified and tested in accordance with EN13501-1 and compliant with Document B Fire Safety they can help facilitate the creation of non-combustible facades and offer peace of mind that the products are tested and certified to the latest industry standards.
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