Architectural Glass & Cladding has introduced a new aluminium composite cladding material designed to minimise the threat of fire in high-rise, commercial and industrial buildings. A cutting-edge supplier of bespoke, high performance facade products, the company has developed Reynodual as a fire protection solution to ensure there’s no repeat of a Lacrosse apartment-type incident.

A result of AG&C’s constant innovation in materials technology, Reynodual is the first coil-coated double sheet aluminium panel for facades with high technical and aesthetic requirements.

Key features of Reynodual aluminium composite cladding panels include a 2 x 1.5mm skin making the material more resilient and robust than previous aluminium composites; flexibility to create complex shapes for an attractive appearance; good wind resistance; and stringent fire protection meeting the requirements of AS1530.1, EN-13501-1, class A2.

Sales and Marketing Manager, Paul Nipperess said that AG&C can provide optimal solutions to building owners by supplying products with unique aesthetic qualities, thermal and energy efficient values, and noise insulation. He adds that Reynodual has been tested and approved by the CSIRO to meet all current fire safety standards including AS1530.1.

Lendlease was one of the earliest developers to specify the revolutionary new non-combustible Reynodual as exterior cladding for their latest project, Toorak Park in Melbourne. According to Paul, Lendlease will utilise 22,000 square metres of Reynodual cladding panels in a range of colours. Cladding Systems Pty Ltd of Thomastown, Victoria will be responsible for the installation, which will involve the use of 11 different colours and finishes.