The Ozone Panel system is a versatile building material with exceptional characteristics and benefits.
The Technical e-Manual can be accessed on the link below.
Ozone Panels don’t melt like the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz
Not all foams are the same. EPS/PUR are a Thermoplastic Foam that generally soften at >75°C, melt at >95°C and ignite at >350°C. Once EPS/PUR melts its structural & insulation characteristics also “melt away”. Radiant heat from the average Australian bushfire will melt SIP’s made from thermoplastic foams.
* Ozone Panel uses Polyisocyanurate, which is a Thermoset foam. Designed not to melt. Thats why Ozone Panel achieved a 60/60/60 fire rating using a single sheet of 16mm Boral Firestop™
Link: Exova Fire Report
It is all about “Sorption”
There are two ways building materials take-up & release moisture. One is absorption (the penetration of a liquid into a building material) and the other is adsorption (the retention of liquid in a building material). The opposite of adsorption is desorption which describes the release of moisture. For building materials, Ad is more important than Ab.
The exposure of most building materials to moisture damage is through adsorption/desorption. The higher the humidity, the higher the level of adsorption. The higher the level of adsorption, thermal (insulation) performance decreases and the potential for rotten walls increases.
Ozone Panel has a closed cell structure of >90% which means that an Ozone Panel has minor “Sorption” even at 100% humidity. Without the “Sorption” you also have an effective mould inhibitor. The OSB does however need to be water-proofed in accordance with building standards.
Termites are a member of the Cockroach Family and can eat a family home very quickly.
All termites eat cellulose, which is a rich energy source as demonstrated by the amount of energy released when wood is burned.
The OSB3 used in an Ozone Panel can be termite treated however as a minimum base treatment regime should be adopted to protect the OSB board. Polyisocyanurate foam itself has no nutritional value to a termite, so they will not eat it.
Question: What happens when you apply petroleum-based solvents in adhesives, paints, stains, water protective & preservative coatings to Extruded Polystyrene.
Answer: It dissolves.
Better Answer: Ozone Panels are not affected by these solvents. Even more important, an Ozone Panel has low VOC emission within Green certification limits.
Ozone Panels has the highest per inch R-value of any insulation available for walls,floors and roofing. Not only does the Polyisocyanurate foam deliver a high R-value, the Ozone Panel system can eliminate thermal breaches.
As an example: we recently built apartments in Eastern Europe where the temperature range is negative 30°C to plus 45°C. The apartments received the highest energy rating issued in the EU: Energy Grade = 100
The Ozone Panel system is a structural building component. Whilst each panel can be of varying thickness to increase both thermal and structural characteristics, for the Australian environment we recommend a wall panel thickness of 90-120mm. Ozone Panels do not require bracing, will withstand C4 winds and impact.
Despite its structural strength, the Ozone Panel system is a lightweight construction material that can be built with one carpenter and two unskilled labourers.
Flexible & Green
The Ozone Panel system is winning green awards in the EU and we are proud to deliver a sustainable product to the Australian market.
Ozone Panel technology includes low environmental impact materials sourced from Covestro that are 65% recyclable and composed of environmentally friendly components. The Ozone Panel manufacturing process is CFC free and only uses timber from sustainable forestry.
There are no material handling dangers with the use of an Ozone Panel.
An Ozone Panel has a comparative cost per square meter as traditional construction materials.
The cost benefit of delivering a house to lock-up within a few days is however significant.