10/30/2012<< Back to Facilities Management Press Releases Home
CENTRIA Formawall PE Seal Plate Enhances Smart-R Wall Solution
Moon Township, PA, August 16, 2012—CENTRIA is pleased to introduce the incorporation of Formawall PE Seal Plate into its integrated Smart-R Wall Solution. Introduced in 2010, Smart-R Wall Solution reduces the amount of materials used while providing an unmatched combination of aesthetics, performance and sustainability.
“The addition of the Formawall PE Seal Plate makes CENTRIA’s Smart-R Wall Solution even smarter by adding multiple layers of defense against moisture intrusion and allows for inspection of the air seal from the interior,” said Greg Lusty, Product Manager, CENTRIA. “The Formawall PE Seal Plate includes a vertical gasket, a pressure-equalized drain cavity and a non-curing butyl seal that together provide the ultimate protection against air and moisture intrusion.”
Comprised of CENTRIA’s 3” Formawall®-T insulated metal wall panels, FV-600 Formavue™ windows and Formawall IMV insulated metal vertical joints, the Smart-R Wall Solution provides improved thermal performance, addresses air infiltration and offers superior defense against water intrusion, all with tremendous design flexibility. CENTRIA’s Advanced Thermal and Moisture Protection (ATMP®) technology features an innovative pressure equalization chamber which equalizes the pressure between the interior and exterior wall and greatly reduces the potential for any moisture infiltration. With no pressure to force the moisture through the butyl seal, water moves vertically down the drain channel to exit the joinery system at the base of the wall.
Backed by decades of exceptional performance using the proven benefits of pressure equalization at the horizontal joint, CENTRIA’s Formawall PE Seal Plate is the industry’s first pressure-equalized vertical seal plate. Incorporating this innovative technology into the Smart-R Wall Solution adds yet another dimension of performance to the industry’s leading architectural insulated metal panel and window system.
For more information on CENTRIA, or to request a copy of the new product catalog, call 800.759.7474 or visit www.CENTRIAperformance.com.
CENTRIA innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world reimagine the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), our metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities metal provides for your next project and to reimagine metal at www.CENTRIAperformance.com or find us on Facebook.