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FORMAWALL®
The only foam-insulated metal panel system with halogen-free enhanced fire protection that comes standard.

Now, with CENTRIA’s reformulated insulating foam core, you can specify Formawall with more confidence for life safety than ever before. Formawall Product Manager, Kim Rager, explains why.

Fire safety. It's a top priority of architects, owners, and CENTRIA, and why we set out to make Formawall the world's safest foam-insulated metal panel wall system.

NEW HALOGEN-FREE FOAM TECHNOLOGY

Halogens are used as fire inhibitors in foam insulation, but they can also be harmful to people. CENTRIA’s new Formawall insulation formula eliminates halogens.

RED LIST-FREE AND HEALTH PRODUCT DECLARED

The removal of halogens makes Formawall panels Red List-free. Plus, Formawall comes with a Health Product Declaration providing total material transparency. DOWNLOAD THE HEALTH PRODUCT DECLARATION

PROVEN SUPERIOR FIRE RESISTANCE

Every Formawall panel in every configuration and with every system option passes NFPA 285. In fact, no CENTRIA wall system has ever been as comprehensively tested.

DOWNLOAD THE NFPA 285 TEST RESULTS

 

EXCLUSIVELY FM APPROVED AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS

Formawall is the only insulated metal panel with FM 4882 certification at the highest level for smoke-sensitive environments, including clean room or similar occupancies.

UL-LISTED FOR US AND CANADA

Formawall earns North America’s seal of safety both for the US and Canada (CAN/ULC-S134)

ENHANCED PROTECTION THAT COMES STANDARD

Like you, CENTRIA believes that life safety enhancements should never be optional. That’s why Formawall’s new insulation comes standard.

SAME LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE

Other key Formawall performance categories remain intact including: structural; impact and blast resistance; and legendary Advanced Thermal and Moisture Protection (ATMP®) technology.

CENTRIA achieves tomorrow's fire safety standard today.

CENTRIA Formawall with its new halogen-free insulating foam core easily passes the proposed updated NFPA 285 fire test.

More important, unlike other manufacturers’ panels, every Formawall panel passes the new standard – regardless of panel thickness, orientation, depth of reveal, finish, vertical joint type, or profile shape – with both steel tube and steel stud construction.

Equally impressive, every Formawall panel passes without the aid of fire-resistant interior gypsum.

For architects and owners, this means you can specify any Formawall product – for buildings of any height or application – and know that your decision is helping to enhance life safety.

As required by the International Building Code (IBC), the 30-minute NFPA 285 test predicts how an assembly will perform in a real-world multi-story application and, most critically, whether or not building occupants will have enough time to safely exit a building in a fire event.

Soon, NFPA 285 will be revised to make the test an even more accurate predictor of fire performance. The revised test will mandate the use of both horizontal and vertical wall panel joints (an area of greater fire vulnerability), and will specify the precise joint locations on the test specimen.

Know that CENTRIA has always gone above and beyond NFPA 285 requirements by including both horizontal and vertical joints.

NFPA 285 Pass/Fail Test Parameters

All three parameters must be met in order to pass.

  1. No flame propagation to the interior of the second story
  2. Flame may not reach 10' above the top of the window opening or 5' laterally from the window jamb in either direction
  3. Thermocouples located throughout the assembly must not exceed designated temperatures

NFPA 285 requires at least one vertical joint placed above the opening within 12" of the opening centerline, and at least one horizontal joint located within the first story between 1' and 3' above the window head.

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