IXL FR Panel with Polyphen® – A Fire Resistant insulation foam

Structural Insulated Panels

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IXL Co., Ltd. and Polyphen® signed License Agreement to be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Polyphen® in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma and Malaysia

Polyphen® – A Fire Resistant insulation foam

“Fire protection” must be accounted in the design to:

“Mitigate” potential loss from fire;

“Reduce or limit” damages from fire;

“Increase” time to escape

“Increase” fire control time

Fire resistant insulated panels with Polyphen® core from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were proved to pass FM Standard 4880 Fire Test. As agreement with Polyphen® License, IXL will begin to apply for testing FM Standard 4880 within 2020.

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Polyphen® steel clad panels

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Fire testing in progress at 6 minutes

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Damage to corner specimens with skins and bolting in place

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Skin removed charring of foam in region of direct flame contact

Remark:

* FM Global 4880 Fire Test result was obtained for panels manufactured in Australia.

IXL FR Panel with Polyphen® the Best of Hybrid Foam
Polyphen® – A Fire Resistant insulation foam

 A novel fire resistant insulation foam

How Polyphen® works

EPS and Phenolic foam combine the best qualities of each to produce the STRONG Polyphen® foam, EXCELLENT fire resistance, EFFICIENT thermal insulation. EPS is renowned for its strong mechanical properties and ability to be formed. Phenolic foam owns its exceptional fire resistant properties.

In a fire situation, the EPS will decompose and evaporate. When this occurs, the Phenolic foam is left in a honeycomb shape and acts as a fire buffer.

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Polyphen® Technical Information

The following test results were obtained for a nominal 50kg/m3 foam manufactured in both Australia and New Zealand. Polyphen® manufactured in Thailand is identical to the product tested in Australia and New Zealand.

IXL Fire Resistant - IXL Panel (THAILAND)

Remark: The physical properties listed above vary with the density of Polyphen®

Polyphen® has sound absorbing properties

  • Polyphen® can be made with similar noise reduction properties as Acoustic Polyurethane foam.
  • A Noise Reduction Coefficient NRC=0.45 (250-2000 Hz) has been recorded for 30mm thickness. That means, this product can be used for acoustic applications e.g. ceiling tiles, wall linings and office partitions, to reduce disturbing echoes.

Biological Resistance

  • Mould – does not promote mould growth
  • Vermin – offers no food value to insects or rodents

Polyphen® Fire Resistance Properties

The following test results were obtained for a foam manufactured in both Australia and New Zealand. Polyphen® manufactured in Thailand is identical to the product tested in Australia and New Zealand.

IXL Fire Resistant - IXL Panel (THAILAND)
IXL Fire Resistant - IXL Panel (THAILAND)
IXL Fire Resistant - IXL Panel (THAILAND)

UBC 26-3: Room fire test standard for interior of foam plastic systems

Results of IXL FR Panel with Polyphen® UBC 26-3 test with 15 min fire exposure

  • No flare flame-out through the front door of the testing room and no flashover
  • Produced small amount of smoke
  • No burn at the edge panel and the outer edge of the test room area

IXL FR Panel with Polyphen® produced by IXL Co., Ltd. is likely to pass the UBC 26-3 test.

Tested and reported by

Center for Engineering Service,
Faculty of Engineering,
Chulalongkorn University

IXL FR Panel with Polyphen®

Fire testing in progress
at 7 minutes

Fire testing in progress
at 15 minutes

Room damage after test

Damage to corner specimens

Damage to wall and ceiling

Ceiling damage in region of direct flame contact

Edge panel damage in region of direct flame contact

Wall damage in region of direct flame contact

British Standard BS 476: Fire test on building materials and structures

IXL FR Panel
with Polyphen®

Fire testing in
progress at 60 minutes

Fire testing in
progress at 99 minutes

Damage
after the test

IXL FR Panel with Polyphen® The Best Hybrid Foam
Polyphen® – A Fire Resistant insulation foam
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