Laminators Incorporated presented AdaptaClad RS, a new, shop-fabricated rainscreen wall system designed to provide significant time and labor savings to fabricators and installers.

AdaptaClad RS is a weather-resistant exterior wall cladding panel system that combines a modern reveal-joint aesthetic with drained and back-ventilated rainscreen performance. It can be installed over a variety of substrates and on projects requiring continuous insulation, such as Omega CI rigid insulation panels or other CI solutions.

The new rainscreen system features an open dry-joint design, characterized by a deep reveal terminated with an insert strip, which is installed without the use of caulks or adhesives. The simple-hang installation requires a mechanical attachment on only two sides of the panel module and utilizes continuous perimeter extrusions that provide versatility on the stiffener and clip locations. Its built-in adaptability makes it possible to install over almost any building substrate.

The following tests were performed on the ACM panel wall system: NFPA 285 (Fire Performance), AAMA 509 (Drainage & Ventilation), ASTM E283 (Rate of Air Leakage), ASTM E331 (Water Penetration) and ASTM E330 (Structural Performance).

AdaptaClad RS is an economical baseline system design for typical projects requiring wind loads of up to 30 pounds per square foot; however, it can easily adapt to higher wind load requirements.

Along with the launch of its new system, Laminators Inc. unveiled an addition to its Omega-Lite product line called Omega-Lite FR, a new fire-resistant ACM panel. Omega-Lite FR consists of a corrugated thermoplastic core with a fire-resistant additive bonded to a finished aluminum sheet on one face and a protective, mill-finished sheet of aluminum on the other. With a multitude of standard colors and various finishes, the design options are endless; they are also offered in custom colors to match your exact specifications. Omega-Lite FR provides a decorative, strong, durable surface finish for exterior wall surfaces and is non-absorbent, water-resistant and easy to maintain.

The new AdaptaClad RS system offers many benefits over other industry rainscreen systems, including minimized overall material costs, shop fabrication labor and field installation labor.

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