Insulated metal Panels (IMPs) are used for a broad range of interior and exterior applications including cold storage, food processing, and controlled temperature warehouses. Insulated metal panels are manufactured to have a thermally efficient foam-to-foam profile which serves as a great choice for large scale projects.
IMPs are manufactured with a variety of cores including polyurethane foam, extruded polystyrene foam (EPS), and mineral wool insulation. Each of the listed cores have different thermal properties, span lengths and attributes that make them ideal for specific projects and solutions.
KPS Global offers insulated metal panels with an expanded polystyrene (EPS) core. While other options of IMPs offer a urethane core, our CLP panels are a more cost effective option.
INSULATED METAL PANEL FOAM TYPES
URETHANE FOAM CORE
The urethane core is intended for exterior and interior walls; they are also used for ceiling applications. Light mesa profile allows for increased stability because adding creases increases the metal’s strength. Not only is this panel lightweight but has a high thermal value for a thin modular panel. It comes in multiple different thicknesses and widths. The exterior is made from either G-90 galvanized or different thicknesses of AZ-50 Aluminum-zinc coated metal.
MINERAL WOOL CORE
Mineral wool is an inorganic insulation that is made from volcanic rock (Basalt). One of its main properties is that it is hydrophobic and partially fire retardant making this a great choice for those seeking fire resistance.
Mineral wool cores come in various sizes and thicknesses. Mineral wool is made in a furnace, combining rock and minerals with steel slag. Thickness of these panels typically range from 4” to 8” based on the application needed.
These panels offer excellent moisture barriers as the wool core repels water, however they do offer a lower R-Value than other solutions.
EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAM CORE (EPS)
KPS Global’s expanded polystyrene is thermally efficient, easy installation though our tongue and groove technology, and the extensive flexibility of this product.
Our tongue and groove connection will create foam to foam contact, that gets sealed with Butyl. KPS Global’s EPS is available in various thicknesses (2”- 10”) and can have lengths up to 45 feet for one panel. KPS Global implements the mesa profile on cold storage, commercial, and industrial applications.
Insulated Metal Panel Applications
IMPs are ideally suited for interior applications such as:
- Food Processing Facilities
- Distribution Warehouses
- Controlled Environment Rooms
- Mechanical Rooms
- Clean Rooms
- Plasma Banks
- Horticulture Rooms
R-VALUE AND SPAN COMPARISON
In the chart listed below, you will find a breakdown of insulated metal panels by panel type, panel thickness, R-value per inch and span. It is important to take each point into consideration to identify the application that best fits the project specifications that are required. For more IMP comparisons, read our blog Comparing Insulated Metal Panels: A Comprehensive Guide.
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