QT EcoSeries Wall Panels- light weight masonry, fire
rated, insulated exterior wall cladding, with recycled content, for
residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Also provides
sound abatement benefits and termite resistance.
QT EcoSEPARATEWall Panels- light weight separating
walls used between units and townhouses to create a fire and
acoustic barrier between tenancies.
QT EcoSeries - 2230 x 900 x 50 (90 min fire rating)
Following testing by the CSIRO Manufacturing and Materials
Technology Division, it was concluded that this material can be
considered non-combustible in terms of the Building Code of
QT EcoSEPARATE - 2230 x 900 x 50 has steel channels
attached for ease of construction.
Both of the above 50mm panels weigh under 20kg per square metre
or approx 39kg per sheet.
In terms of recycling, diverting EPS from the waste stream into
the manufacture of a durable, inert product with a long lifespan is
beneficial, particularly as virgin EPS manufacture, use and
disposal creates persistent environmental and health effects
(namely cancer, mutations, neurotoxin effects). However, unless
'closed loop' recycling of EPS is undertaken, diverting EPS into a
durable product only slows its landfill trajectory.
All joints in the QT EcoSeries wall
panels sealed with an expandable polyurethane foam adhesive
classified by NOHSC as harmful and an irritant (also a
'sensitizer'). The foam has clean up issues as it is not water
soluble and the aerosol packaging generates storage and disposal
issues. These are site issues and the responsibility of the site
manager rather than the manufacturer.
Information last verified 6th