Insulated concrete sandwich panel

Masonry and concrete offers quick and efficient construction, but very poor insulation performance. Extruded Polystyrene can be used to bridge the gap by sandwiching it and creating insulated panels, providing superior thermal properties and increasing the thermal value of external walls, while maintaining construction efficiencies.

Typical concrete tilt wall panels must be insulated after casting and installation. Using Extruded Polystyrene insulation and connector ties, the panels are insulated during casting, prior to erection. Thus, the insulation is integral to the wall, which results in easier and faster construction. In addition, since the insulation is "sandwiched" between the structural concrete wythe and the fascia wythe, the insulated panels maintains hard, durable concrete surfaces, both inside and out.

"Any Carbon Released During Production of Foamular Is Easily Recouped Through Increased Energy Efficiency"

Austech has a unique low conductivity wall tie system, manufactured from a high-performance, engineered thermoplastic resin. Unlike other insulated sandwich panel designs which rely on metal or solid concrete connections, the use of non-conductive connector ties minimizes the energy-draining effects of thermal bridging and results in insulated sandwich panels with maximum thermal performance and limited heat transfer.

Just 50mm of Foamular has an R value of R1.78. In comparison, 110mm of brickwork achieves R0.18 and a 100mm concrete slab achieves just R0.069. Foamular is therefore the ideal solution to improve the performance of these walls and our insulated panels are ideal for BCA part J construction.

"Foamular's insulated panels maintains hard, durable concrete surfaces"

If the insulated panel has two or more openings, or an opening is too close to the insulated panel edge, be sure that the space between them has at least two rows of ties.

For more information, view our Extruded Polystrene page or contact us.