“The phenolic based KoolDuct insulation board, produced in our Somerton, Victoria, facility, is a real game-changer for the HVAC market, and we are excited to make it more readily available to Australian consumers through our new partnership with Ductus,” says Kingspan managing director Scott Gibson.
According to Kingspan, KoolDuct is the only premium performance pre-insulated ductwork in the world to be UL Listed as a Class 1 Air Duct under the UL 181 Standard for Safety when fabricated to the UL specification.
It weighs up to 75 per cent less than ductwork constructed from conventional galvanised sheet steel and bulk insulation – this makes it ideal for refurbishment projects, where existing building structures have insufficient load capacities for new services.
“Ductus has always focused on delivering proven and tried products into this sector of the market. We are excited to add a global leader into our product range and we feel that the Australian made KoolDuct, with its green credentials, is the perfect fit for us”, says Ductus’ Managing Director, Jim Malek, M.AIRAH.
“We will continue to focus on the implantation of KoolDuct with the engineers introducing the concept of qualified pre-insulated duct systems within the region.
“Sheetmetal has its place, but I see that its time has come. Building owners and occupiers globally have become more environmentally focused on their HVAC systems, demanding products that are more sustainably manufactured, lighter, more airtight and ultimately deliver greater energy efficiency and comfort.”
Made from a thermoset phenolic material, KoolDuct is claimed to have exceptional fire performance, demonstrating low flame spread, smoke emissions and toxicity emissions under fire.
Ductus is an Australian supplier of air conditioning ducting supplies, ventilation and duct system products. It specialises in the supply of products that meet the building standards of the medical, industrial and commercial industries.