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CENTRIA Launches MetalWrap™

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 by Centria

CENTRIA introduces MetalWrap, an innovative backup system alternative designed specifically for CENTRIA Profile Series and FormaBond® metal wall systems. This new foam-insulated composite backup system offers superior air, water, vapor and thermal protection while also helping to reduce construction costs.

“What’s unique about MetalWrap is its integrated single-panel design,” said Greg Lusty, architectural foam product manager for CENTRIA. “Unlike a traditional multi-component wall system, MetalWrap’s design not only provides advanced thermal and moisture protection, but also flexible installation options that can help reduce the number of trades required on the job site.” This all-in-one panel minimizes the number of shipments to the jobsite, reduces coordination and minimizes penetrations.

Developed using Advanced Thermal Moisture Protection (ATMP)® Technology, MetalWrap maximizes a wall system’s ability to effectively control moisture without sacrificing thermal efficiency. The 2in thick panels provide an R-value of 14, while 3in thick panels test at R-21. The panel’s unique clip design minimizes penetration of the air barrier. Additionally, the clip system allows for either vertical or horizontal installation of the exterior cladding, making MetalWrap compatible with a variety of CENTRIA products.

MetalWrap, patent pending, is Cradle to CradleSM Silver certified. The superior insulation, moisture protection and durability of MetalWrap can also help buildings earn LEED points in categories such as energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.

For more information about MetalWrap please visit our website.