Technical Data

Inosus Facades focus on Innovative, Safe and Sustainable Facade materials and systems. 

Our expert team is skilled and trained to consider the safety of people at the fore front when designing and developing suitable façade materials. 

There are far too many examples of building facades failing, some in the recent past with disastrous consequences and loss of life, such as the Grenfell Tower fire. As a socially responsible company, it is our mission to provide developers, insurers, and designers with materials and systems that are safe and meet the highest standards. We recognise our role and the role of the entire supply chain to maximise safety. 

Our strategy is based around safety and technology and the core competences of our partners Alucopanel and ElmichOur Fire Retardent Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) has been tested to highest standards in the world.


A1 ACM


Our A1 ACM non combustible cladding material after continuos research into safety and performance of building facade materials.

No. 1 for building facades with the highest fire protection requirement of class  A1 classified under EN 13501-1. Our ALUCOPANEL® A1 is non-combustible. A sustainable alternative to façade materials made of metal or other cladding. Our product has passed ASTM D1929 standard which determines the Self and Flash ignition temperature of the product.






Fire Safety Standards



A1- Noncombustible ACM


Our new non combustible ACM has been tested to the highest standard of EN 13501-1 and acheived Euroclass A1 (A1 ACM - first time in the world)





  • BS EN 13501-1-2018 – Classification of ACM products according to reaction to fire
  • ASTM 1929 – Standard Test Method for determining ignition temperature of plastics
  • NFPA 285 – US - Standard Fire Test Method for evaluation of the Fire Propagation characteristics of exterior - non - load bearing wall cladding assemblies containing combustible components

     

Mechanical Performance


The Mechanical Performance of Alucopanel ® A1 has been thoroughly vetted.


  • ASTM D 1781 – Peel off test

Coating Performance


Coating Performance
Tests Passed by Alucopanel ® A1 include (amongst others):

  • ASTM C 481 – Weathering Resistance
  • AAMA 2605  - Corrosion Resistance
  • ASTM D 968 - Abrasion Resistance 
  • ASTM D 3363 - Pencil Hardness
  • ASTM D3359 - Film Adhesion
  • ASTM D2794 – Impact resistance
  • ASTM D1400 - Coating thickness

Machining and Fabrication


Machining and Fabrication Properties of Alucopanel A1 provides designers, fabricators, and installers with a high degree of flexibility.

  • Routing 
  • V-groove cutting
  • Bending – folding