KPS Global Releases New Panel Frame System
KPS Global has released a new insulated panel frame system offering more than four times the R-value, 29.30 vs. 6.25, and comparable structural performance to traditional wood-frame systems in span tests. The design of the patented FUSIONFRAME provides energy savings and extends the life-cycle for walk-in coolers and freezers by eliminating thermal bridging and limiting heat gain, condensation development and panel joint icing.
“FUSIONFRAME provides the best of both worlds for grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores, big-box retailers, warehousing and cold storage operations by combining the structural benefits of wood with the insulative properties of foam, they never have to compromise performance for structural integrity.” says Mike Eakins, CEO, KPS Global.
In tests of a five-inch FUSIONFRAME insulated panel against a five-inch woodframe panel, the new system reduced heat gain through the freezer envelope by 50 percent and performed comparably in span tests. FUSIONFRAME also eliminates thermal bridging found in traditional wood framing.
“A reduced carbon footprint is another benefit,” says James Costanza, Technical Fellow, KPS Global. “Environmental considerations are important for all of our customers, whether they are regional or national chain operators or only have one location.”
The patented FUSIONFRAME system is available from five facilities across the United States. Each order is custom-built to project-specific specifications.
KPS Global is a manufacturer of insulated panel systems, supplier of aftermarket parts and replacement equipment, and provider of installation services. The company was formed in December 2015 by D Cubed Group LLC through the acquisition of Kysor Panel Systems from Manitowoc Company, Inc. and the Hill Phoenix Walk-ins Division from Dover Corporation. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is a privately-held company with more than 825 employees.