DuPont™ Energain® panels are safe to handle and do not contain toxic substances. The panels simply contain paraffin wax, a copolymer and aluminium and can therefore be handled without posing any special toxic safety precautions.
The panels can be installed on partition and interior walls, ceilings or exterior walls (from inside) and are fitted behind ordinary dry lining plasterboards.
Cutting to any size possible, a sharp cutting instrument is recommended. Before installing the panels on a wall, each cut edge or abrasion to the aluminium should be closed with the aluminium tape. The panel can be fitted in place by drilling and screwing, nailing and stapling.
Using DuPont™ Energain® as vapour control layer – the panel is vapour tight, and can be used as a vapour control layer if the joins of panels are taped to ensure vapour tightness of the installed system.
A cooling down of the ambient temperature to 18°C is required for the panel to release the stored heat and re-start heat absorption. A mechanical or natural ventilation system simplifies ambient temperature control and helps to ensure full functionality of the Energain® thermal mass. Alternatively, a manual venting through windows can help cooling down the ambient temperature inside the building.
For detailed information on installation, please refer to the Installation Guidelines or contact us.