Testing Data

Alcotex and Alcotex/FR aluminum composite material has been extensively tested at fully accredited testing facilities in North America. These test results meet or exceed the current testing requirements that should be expected to give the customer full confidence in selecting Alcotex for their project. All of the fire rated and product test data reports are available to review upon request.

Fire Rated Test Results
NFPA 285 / UBC 26-9 ISMA Test - Intermediate-Scale Multistory Apparatus Passed
ASTM E 119 Fire Test of Building Construction and Materials One and Two hour rated wall assembly successfully passed
ASTM E 84 Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials Flame Spread Index: 0
Smoke Developed Index: ≤ 5
UPITT Toxicity Test Investigation of the Toxic Potency of Combustion Products Passed
UBC 26-3 Form Plastic System Passed
ASTM E 162 Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source Flame Spread Index
Average: 0
Range: 0 to 0
ASTM E 648 / NFPA 253 Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source No Ignition
No Smoke
ASTM D 1929 Determining Ignition Temperature of Plastics Spontaneous ignition Temperature
STI: 450°C (842°F)
Flash Ignition Temperature
FTI: 440°C (824°F)
ASTM D 635 Time of Burning of Self-Supporting Plastics in a Horizontal Position No Average Time Burning (ATB)
No Average Extent of Burning (AEB)
ASTM E 662 Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials Flaming: 18.20
Non-flaming: 0.69
ASTM D 2015 Gross Calorific Value of Coal and Coke by the Adiabatic Bomb Calorimeter 4,080 BTU/lb.
CAN/ULC S102-07 Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies Flame Spread Index: 0
Smoke Developed Index: 0
CAN/ULC S134-92 Standard Method of Fire Test of Exterior Wall Assemblies Passed
General Property
Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus ASTM C 518 Resistance = 0.071 m² ˙ K / Watt
Conductivity = 14.085 Watt / m² ˙ K
Deflection of Temperature of Plastics under Flexural Load ASTM D 648 Average Heat Deflection Temperature Under Load at 0.010” deflection is 203.5°C
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion of Plastics Between -30°C and 30°C ASTM D 696 Average Thermal Expansion/Contraction is 2.51 x 10-5 mm/mm°C
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials – Yield Strength ASTM E8 Average 43.1 N/mm²
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials – Tensile Strength ASTM E8 Average 55.1 N/mm²
Tension Testing of Metallic Materials – Elongation ASTM E8 Average 13.54%
Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions ASTM E 90 Passed
Classification for Rating Sound Insulation ASTM E 413 Passed
Shear Properties of Sandwich Core Materials ASTM C 273 Average Shear Stress – 7.2 N/mm²
Average Shear Modulus – 0.8 N/mm²
Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Construction ASTM C 297 Average Tensile Strength – 7.4 N/mm²
Climbing Drum Peel for Adhesives ASTM D 1781 Average Peak Climbing Drum Peel
Strength – 237.7 N˙mm/mm width
Flexural Properties of Sandwich Constructions ASTM C 393 Average Shear Stress – 1.57 N/mm²
PVDF Coating Finish
Color Uniformity AAMA 2605 Samples must meet minimum dry-film thickness requirements.
Specular Gloss (60º) ASTM D 523 Using a 60 degree gloss meter, the samples must meet minimum dry film thickness requirements. Gloss values shall be within ± 5 units of the manufacturer’s specification.
Dry Film Hardness ASTM D 3363 HB minimum using Eagle Turquoise Pencil. No rupture of film.
Flexibility: T-Bend ASTM D 4145 1-T
Adhesion – Dry, Wet, and Boiling Water ASTM D 3359 Coating shall not pick off when subjected to a grid of 11 cuts x 11 cuts that are 1mm apart and taped with #600 Scotch Tape.
Impact Resistance ASTM D 2794 Using a Gardner Variable Impact Tester with 5/8” mandrel, the coating must withstand reverse impact of 1.5 in-lb per mil substrate thickness. Coating shall adhere tightly to metal when subjected to #600 Scotch Tape pick-off test.
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D 968 Using the falling sand method, the Abrasion Coefficient Value shall be a minimum of 40.
Mortar Resistance ASTM C 207 Mortar prepared with 75 grams of building lime, 225 grams of dry sand, and approx. 100 grams of water shall dislodge easily from the painted surface. There shall be no loss of film adhesion or visual change.
Chalk Resistance ASTM D 659 Chalking is measured on an exposed, unwashed painted surface and be no more than that represented by a No. 8 rating.
Chemical Resistance ASTM D 1308 Utilizing 10% Muriatic Acid for an exposure time of 15 minutes, there shall be no loss of film adhesion or visual change when viewed by the unaided eye.
ASTM D 1308 Utilizing 20% Sulfuric Acid for an exposure time of 18 hours, there shall be no loss of film adhesion or visual change when viewed by the unaided eye.
ASTM D 2244 Utilizing 70% reagent grade Nitric Acid vapor for an exposure time of 30 minutes, there is a maximum color change of 5 Delta E units.