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 Nvelope. Working in partnership with market leading suppliers, Euroform can assist specifiers in through-wall rainscreen construction.
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.
The Chi-Gasket is used in rainscreen cladding applications where high thermal performance is required.
Chi-Gasket is suitable for:
- Steel Frame Systems
- Timber Frame Systems
|Reaction to fire (cage)||Small gasket exclusion|
|Hygrothermal performance||ETAG 004 2013|
• Heat Rain 80 cycles
• Heat Cold 5 cycles
|No visual deterioration observed|
|Wind Load Testing||Section 11 CWCT standard||No detraction to serviceability|
|Wind safety||Section 12 CWCT standard||Factor 1.5 x service load|
|Thermal conductivity||ISO 8301:1991 /BS EN 12667:2001||0.018 W/Mk|
|Reaction to fire||EN 13501-1:2007||A2-s1,d0|
|Thermal conductivity||ISO 8301:1991 /BS EN 12667:2001||0.021 W/Mk|
|Thermal resistance||ISO 8301:1991 /BS EN 12667:2001||0.494 m 2 K/W|
|Reaction to fire||BS 476-6:1989 &|
BS 476-7:1997/EN 13501-1:2007
|Class 0 / B-s1,d0|
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