Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard

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Insulated Dry-lining Plasterboard for Adhesive Bonding

Kingspan Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard is a super high performance, fibre-free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core, sandwiched between a front facing of tapered edge gypsum based plasterboard, and a reverse tissue based facing autohesively bonded to the insulation core during manufacture.

Kingspan Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard is manufactured without the use of CFCs/HCFCs and has zero Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).
  • Made in Australia
  • 3-in-1 insulation, dry-lining and vapour control
  • Group 1 NCC fire classification determined in a full room AS ISO 9705 test in accordance with AS 5637
  • Practical for modular construction 
NCC 2019 compliant brochures and AU made

Total R-value Calculator

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Product Information

Product Data Table
Specification Guide
Installation Instructions
Testing and Data Table
Declared Thermal
Conductivity (λ-Value)
0.021 W/m.K at 23oC (Insulant thickness ≥ 45 mm)
0.023 W/m.K at 23oC (Insulant thickness 25 - 44 mm)
0.17 W/m.K at 23oC (Plasterboard Thickness 10 mm) 
Product Dimensions 2400 mm x 1200 mm (2.88 m2)
Other dimension available upon enquiry. Minimum order quantities apply.
Nominal Product
Thickness (inc. Plasterboard)
35, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 mm
Other thicknesses available upon enquiry. Minimum order quantities apply.
Plasterboard Thickness 10 mm

Alternative lining boards, such as fibre cement sheets, can also be bonded to the insulation core to create customised finishes and facings in our Kingspan Kooltherm K17+ Insulated Lining Board range. Please contact us for more information.

Technical Service

If your construction is different from those specified, and/or to gain a comprehensive R-value calculation and technical information of your project, please consult the Kingspan Insulation Technical Service Department for assistance. Call 1300 247 235 and press "2" to speak with Technical services, email technical@kingspaninsulation.com.au, or use the online contact form.

Assumption and Key

NCC 2019 prescribes different methods to determine Total R-value Calculations for Volume 1 and Volume 2. The systems noted on this page are Total R-values for the building element as required by the Energy Provisions of the National Construction Code, calculated in accordance with AS/NZS 4859.2 2018 & NZS 4214. Kingspan Kooltherm® products are manufactured, tested and packaged in conformance with AS/NZS 4859.1:2018

Fire Resistance

Examples shown are suitable for NCC Class 1 & 10a housing and Fire-Resisting Construction Type C walls in NCC Class 2 – 9 buildings. For Fire-Resisting Construction Type A & B walls in NCC Class 2 – 9 buildings a Performance Solution is required. Please contact Kingspan Insulation Technical Services on 1300 247 235 or email technical@kingspaninsulation.com.au for further guidance.

Product R-values

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Concrete Wall (150mm)

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Masonry Block Wall (140mm)

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Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard Model Specificaton

You can also download the comprehensive model specification here.

Handling & Storage

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Cutting and Taping

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Dry Wall Plasterboard

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Construction Adhesive Bonding

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CAD PDF - Masonry Block Wall_Kooltherm K17

CAD DWG - Masonry Block Wall_Kooltherm K17

BIM 2016 - Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard

BIM 2017 - Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard

BIM 2018 - Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard

BIM 2019 - Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard

Management Standards

Standard Management System
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management
ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety Management
ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management

Product Testing

Characteristic Standard Result
Compressive Stress
AS 2498.3 Typically exceeds 100 kPa at 10% compression
Water Vapour Resistance BS EN 12086:1997 / I.S. EN 12086:1998 > 35 MN·s/g

For the purpose of calculation of condensation risk, the resistivity of the plasterboard component of the product should be taken as 50MN·s/g·m.

Fire Performance

Test Test Method Result
Flame Spread
Heat Release
Smoke Release
AS 1530.3  Spread of Flame Index: 0
Smoke Development ≤ 3*
NCC Group Number AS ISO 9705 Group 1 
Tested in accordance with AS 5637 as required by NCC 2016, Amdt. 1.
SMOGRARC AS ISO 9705  10 m2/s2x1000
* Applies only to the Kingspan Kooltherm K10 insulation board used in the manufacture of this composite insulated plasterboard product.

Environmental Data Table

Aspect Characteristic
Recyclability Non-contaminated insulation site waste is recyclable, but there are currently no facilities in Australia to process returned material
Re-usability Re-usable if removed with care (long term of service expected)
Water Use No water used in Kingspan Insulation's manufacturing process
Blowing Agent Global Warming Potential (GWP) Manufactured with a blowing agent that has low GWP
Blowing Agent Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) Manufactured with a CFC/HCFC-free blowing agent that has zero ODP
Packaging Contains 0% recycled product
Polythene wrap and EPS skids 100% recyclable

Man vs Wall Insulation Challenge

It’s survival of the fittest, fastest and leanest quote in commercial construction. With an install time nearly twice as fast as other insulation and plasterboard systems, Kingspan Kooltherm K17 Insulated Plasterboard is designed to help you win. Watch it take down glasswool batts and foil-faced polystyrene board in our Man vs Wall installation challenge.

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Kingspan Insulation operates Australia wide. Contact us to find your local State Representative. For any enquiries, call 1300 247 235 or send an email to info@kingspaninsulation.com.au.

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