Insulated Metal Panels

Insulated Metal Panels – October 2019

Insulated metal panels featured in Metal Construction News’ October 2019 issue.

Columbia Architectural Products Inc.

Columbia’s Alclad insulated and veneer glazing infill panels are installed in place of glass in aluminum glazing/storefront channels and on setting blocks without mechanical fasteners or adhesives. With color-matched panel trims, the panels can be used as building envelope cladding. The standard 1-inch panels are made of 0.04-inch aluminum color face, 1/8-inch tempered hardboard substrates, 5/8-inch expanded polystyrene core and 0.04-mill or finished aluminum back. They have an R-value of R-4.75. The 1/4-inch veneer glazing panels have a 5-mm exterior-grade plywood core and 0.04-inch aluminum face and back with an R-value of R-1.5.

Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc.

Kingspan’s Optimo insulated metal panels (IMPs) are available with QuadCore closed-cell insulation material. Widths range from 24 inches to 40 inches, and thicknesses from 2 inches to 6 inches. The panels can be installed vertically or horizontally. A variety of finishes are offered including, embossed or non-embossed, pearlescent micas and metallic colors.

Mapes Panels LLC

Mapes Panels’ Mapes-R+ Rabbet Edge Panels fit into standard glazing pockets including 1/4-inch retrofit applications for curtainwalls, transoms, door sidelights and other applications. A typical cross-section has an exterior skin, high-density hardboard, exterior core, high-density hardboard, smooth mill aluminum, insulating core, high-density hardboard, and interior skin. A wide variety of finishes are available.


Metl-Span ThermalSafe Striated insulated metal panels (IMPs) have a noncombustible, structural mineral wool core that maximizes compressive strength. The core’s mineral wool fibers are oriented perpendicular to the panel faces for maximum structural strength. The IMPs also feature Lockguard, a double-tongue-and-groove interlocking side joint. They achieve a 1-, 2- or 3-hour fire resistance rating for walls, and 1.5 hours for ceiling applications.