IMETCO announced today that it will offer SYNTHEON ACCEL-E panels with
IMETCO's line of metal cladding and rainscreen products to provide a
fully-integrated stud-to-cladding wall assembly under a single-source
The ACCEL-E Steel Thermal Efficient wall panel, manufactured by
Pittsburgh-based SYNTHEON Inc., is a fully-integrated system that combines
framing and insulation into one easy step.
"We're very excited about ACCEL-E," says Joe Orlando, president of IMETCO.
"It's an innovative approach to streamlining wall construction by
consolidating two traditional building materials into a single unique
The secret behind ACCEL-E is an exclusive manufacturing process -- expanded
polystyrene (EPS) and cold-formed steel framing studs are fused together
into a single continuous panel plank. This eliminates air gaps and
irregularities that can greatly diminish the performance of conventional
framing and insulation. Specially designed slots in the studs allow
insulation to mold through the steel, which virtually eliminates thermal
bridging to further improve energy efficiency. As a result, ACCEL-E exceeds
IECC thermal code requirements, which reduces the energy required to heat
and cool buildings.
An environmentally-responsible product, ACCEL-E is Greenguard® Indoor Air
Quality Certified. The EPS foam insulation does not shrink, settle, emit
harmful VOC gases, or contribute to diminished air quality. In addition, the
steel framing members are made of recycled steel, and are themselves
With ACCEL-E, ease and speed of installation reduces construction time and
labor cost. ACCEL-E streamlines conventional framing and insulation into one
step that requires no special training or equipment. Panels are 4-feet wide
with window and door openings pre-cut, and an open cavity with pre-punched
knockouts for electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. ACCEL-E is
suitable for both infill and "bypass" construction, since they can be
manufactured to virtually any length (limited only by transportation
requirements) to span multiple floors with a single plank.
IMETCO offers ACCEL-E with its full line of metal wall panels, providing
customers with a complete stud-to-cladding wall assembly under a
single-source warranty. ACCEL-E is also available as an option for
IntelliScreenTM Complete Rainscreen Wall Systems, introduced by IMETCO last
year. IntelliScreen combines best-in-class cladding, cavity, and framing
components into a fully-engineered rainscreen assembly under a single-source
"ACCEL-E is a natural fit for IMETCO," Orlando continues, "allowing us to
extend our wall systems from the cladding through to the stud to provide
long-term energy efficient building envelop solutions."
About IMETCO: IMETCO (www.imetco.com)
is a leading manufacturer of high-performance metal products for the
building envelope, including a full range of metal roofing, metal wall and
metal edge systems and accessories. IMETCO products are tailored for each
project and provide a wide variety of performance-assured design options.
IMETCO, founded in 1994, is headquartered in Norcross, GA near Atlanta.