Three Irish and two European wide patents have thus far been awarded, covering two aspects of the PanelDuct® system:
- the design of the push seal geometry, which facilitates the airtight snap fit assembly of the panels, and
- the high volume manufacturing process by which the panels are produced.
These features are patent pending in the US, Japan, China, Canada and Australia, where they are currently being examined. They are expected to proceed to grant in each of these countries in the latter half of 2014.
International trade marks for all these geographies are also pending.
PanelDuct® is designed according to the guidelines of DW/144 and tested in compliance with DW/143.
All PanelDuct® products are fire rated to Euroclass Bs3d0 as per ISO EN 13501-1,
EN 13823 & EN11925-2.
PanelDuct® complies with the requirements for CE marking in accordance with CPR Regulations.
Ductwork fabricated from PanelDuct®
exceeds the insulation thickness requirements of ISO EN 12241.
PanelDuct® systems are virtually airtight and easily achieve class D airtightness according to ISO EN 1507.
The PanelDuct® product range is engaged in the process of achieving an A+ BRE Green Guide Summary Rating.