KDuct ... for external applications.

Kingspan Insulation, a global leader in insulation and building envelope solutions, has announced the launch of its innovative pre-clad ductwork system, KDuct, aimed at catering to the external ductwork applications.

Designed for external and outdoor applications, plantrooms, risers, congested spaces and lightweight specifications, KDuct is claimed to be a revolutionary product made of thermoset fibre-free pre-insulated duct board with a heavy-duty outer jacket.

The new product line provides ultra-strength and rigidness, cost savings over traditional exterior ductwork, extra-low air leakage which does not allow conditioned air to escape and high–compressive strength among several other benefits, according to the manufacturer.

“KDuct ductwork system would help our customers to save extra cost and time due to its lightweight and single fix properties,” states Sarmad Fakhri, Managing Director of Kingspan Insulation.

“Unlike the traditional approach to ductwork construction, which requires sections to be lagged with insulation once installed, Kingspan KDuct panels are preinsulated with a high-performance insulation core. This single-fix and lightweight design reduces installation time and transfers the cost benefits to the building owners,” he notes.

Kingspan KDuct Pre-Clad Duct System offers high performance, rigid, closed-cell insulation core, manufactured with a blowing agent with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP). At the same time, the panels are faced on both sides with an embossed aluminium foil, he adds.

A part of Kingspan Group, the company is a global leader in insulation and building envelope solutions aimed at improving building performance and construction methods.

Having started as a small Irish family business in the 1960s, it now operates in over 70 countries, with more than 100 manufacturing facilities and employing over 13,000 people globally.