Chi-gasket Patented Component System

About Chi-Gasket

Chi-Gasket has been developed to support the streamlining of external wall footprints whilst helping to maintain or improve thermal performance of the through-wall structure.

Chi-Gasket is a patented (GB 2541513) system component allowing rain screen installations to benefit from the low thermal conductivity values associated with aerogel insulants (synthetic amorphous silica) to reduce thermal bridging within the design.

The gasket is either held within a cage clipped directly to the bracket isolator, or the insulant is held within a sleeve which attached directly to a bracket. Consequently, application is as simple as fitting standard rain screen bracketry. The application is as easy as fitting standard rain screen bracketry.

Chi-Gasket has been developed for use with rainscreen support systems from Ash & Lacy and Nvelope, to give specifiers flexibility and choice. Working in partnership with these market leading suppliers, Euroform can assist specifiers in through-wall rainscreen construction.

The AxiAL range of rainscreen support systems and lightweight framing components from Ash & Lacy has been developed by industry experts to offer a diverse selection of generic framing options that can accommodate a wide spectrum of materials and design requirements.

Nvelope are experienced innovators, delivering pragmatic solutions in façade and rainscreen façade support systems, since the 1980s. Nvelope simplify the complexity of façade and are able to support almost any genre.

Features & Benefits

Benefits of Patented Chi-Gasket
  • Provides an enhanced thermal barrier between the external cladding and inner components of the assembly positioned closest to the building external wall
  • Offers superior thermal performance at reduced profile thickness compared to other insulation solutions.
Benefits of The Insulant
  • Hydrophobic repelling liquid water
  • Breathable allowing vapour to pass through helping to control corrosion under insulation.

Applications

The Chi-Gasket is used in rainscreen cladding applications where high thermal performance is required, as well as offering a simplified route to BR135 compliance.

Chi-Gasket is suitable for:

  • Steel Frame Systems
  • Timber Frame Systems

Specification

Ash and Lacy logo
Cage and Insulant
 Specification/Method Value/ Result
Cage
MaterialPA66
Colour Red
80L (single)External dimensions 84.5 x 52 x 21.5mm
160L (double)External dimensions165.5 x 52 x 23.5mm
Insulant
Thickness 10mm
Colour Off-white
Density 220 Kg/m 3
Bracket
BracketPart NumberDead Load
SingleAXL-HB090S-TP 1.789
SingleAXL-HB120S-TP 1.342
SingleAXL-HB150S-TP 1.004
SingleAXL-HB180S-TP 0.665
SingleAXL-HB210S-TP 0.512
SingleAXL-HB240S-TP0.359
DoubleAXL-HB090D-TP 4.24
DoubleAXL-HB120D-TP 4.24
DoubleAXL-HB150D-TP 3.18
DoubleAXL-HB180D-TP 2.282
DoubleAXL-HB210D-TP 1.755
DoubleAXL-HB240D-TP1.228
DoubleAXL-HB270D-TP 1.038
DoubleAXL-HB300D-TP 0.848
Bracket Type
Bracket TypeWind Suction (kN)Wind Pressure (kN) 
AXL-HBXXXS-TP5.0444.827
AXL-HBXXXD-TP 5.3915
Nvelope logo
Insulant
Insulant Specification/MethodValue/Result 
Thickness 10mm
Colour Off-white
Density 220 Kg/m 3
Insulant
Insulant Specification/MethodValue/Result 
Thickness 10mm
Colour Maroon
Density 180 Kg/m 3

Testing

Ash and Lacy logo
Cage and Insulant
 Specification/MethodValue/Result 
Cage
Reaction to FireSmall gasket exclusion
Insulant
Thermal conductivityISO 8301:1991 /BS EN 12667:2001 0.018 W/mK
Reaction to fireEN 13501-1:2007 A2-s1,d0
Nvelope logo
Chi-Gasket
Chi-GasketSpecification/MethodValue/Result 
Reaction to fire (cage)Small gasket exclusion
Hygrothermal performanceETAG 004 2013
• Heat Rain 80 cycles
• Heat Cold 5 cycles
No visual deterioration observed
Wind Load TestingSection 11 CWCT standardNo detraction to serviceability
Wind safetySection 12 CWCT standardFactor 1.5 x service load
Insulant
InsulantSpecification/MethodValue/Result 
Thermal conductivityISO 8301:1991 /BS EN 12667:20010.018 W/Mk
Reaction to fireEN 13501-1:2007 A2-s1,d0
Insulant
InsulantSpecification/MethodValue/Result 
Thermal conductivityISO 8301:1991 /BS EN 12667:20010.021 W/Mk
Thermal resistanceISO 8301:1991 /BS EN 12667:20010.494 m 2 K/W
Reaction to fireBS 476-6:1989 &
BS 476-7:1997/EN 13501-1:2007
Class 0 / B-s1,d0

Datasheets

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