BENCHMARK Designwall R Series Architectural Wall Panel

Designwall R Series architectural wall panels provide a profiled, accent version of BENCHMARK's Designwall 2000 wall panel with variable rib configurations at 7/8" deep. Variable rib configurations are available in module widths of 12”, 16”, 20” and 24”. Designwall R Series interfaces and engages with other Designwall horizontal panel profiles to create a distinct accent.

  • All thickness options engage with Flushglaze 4500 and 7500 integral window systems
  • Panel lengths available as long as 24’ and as short as 4"
  • Designwall R Series joint perfectly matches Designwall 2000, 4000 and Shadowline
  • Completely integrates with extruded or anodized aluminum design louvers
  • GREENGUARD Gold Certified

Product Information

Technical Information
Performance Testing & Approvals
Profile Exterior: Ribbed
Interior: Flat
Embossing Exterior: Stucco or non-embossed
Interior: Stucco or non-embossed
Gauge Exterior: 22 ga
Interior: 24, 22 ga
Width 12”, 16”, 20”, 24”
Thickness 2.5”, 3”, 4”
Length 1' - 24’
Reveal option N/A
Orientation Vertical or horizontal
Post Fabrication Transverse bends, end caps
Thermal Performance at 75˚ F mean temperature
Thickness R-Value
2.5 11
3 14
4 22
Fabrication method Structurally bonded
Test Procedure Results
Fire FM 4880 Passed: Class 1 Fire Rating of Building Panels or Interior Finish Materials*
Fire ASTM E84 Flame spread <25, smoke developed <450
CAN/ULC-S102 Flame spread: 20, Smoke developed: 145 for panel with facings
CAN/ULC-S127 Flame spread: 435 for foam core
CAN/ULC S134 Passed: standard method of test for fire of exterior wall assemblies
UL 263 Classified as component of 1 hr, 2 hr, or 3 hr fire-rated wall assembly
NFPA 259 Tested for potential heat of building materials 12,448 BTU/lb.
NFPA 268 Passed: standard test method for determining ignitability of exterior wall assemblies using a radiant heat energy source
NFPA 285 Passed: standard fire test method for evaluation of fire propagation characteristics of exterior non-load-bearing wall assemblies containing combustible components in multi-story applications
Structural FM 4881 Passed: For complete wind pressure ratings please contact Kingspan Technical Services or refer to*
ASTM E72 Vacuum chamber tested. Panel load / span and deflection tables are available
Blast Loading ASTM F1642 or GSA-TS01 Panels installed on metal stud system shall be tested to withstand a minimum shock load of 6 psi peak pressure and 42 psi-msec impulse pressure
Thermal Transmission ASTM C518 or ASTM C1363
Thermal Performance at 75˚ Mean Temperature
Thickness R-Value
2.5 11
3 14
4 22
Air Infiltration ASTM E283 0.01 CFM/ft² of panel area at 20 psf
Water Penetration ASTM E331 No uncontrolled water penetration at 70 psf differential pressure. No water penetration at 6.24 psf pressure differential for a two (2) hour duration.
AAMA 501.1 Dynamic water pressure testing – no sign of water leakage at 15 psf
Water Absorption ASTM C209 No more than 0.127 percent water absorption by volume under  24-hour full water submersion
Fatigue Cyclic test to positive and negative wind loading to ± 20 psf The panels exceeded 2 million alternate cycles without failure or damage
Bond Strength Autoclave Sample placed in an autoclave device and pressurized to 2 PSI at 217 °F for 2 ½ hrs
Humid aging No metal primer interface corrosion and/or delamination shall occur after 1000 hours at 135˚F and 100 percent relative humidity
Regional Approvals City of Los Angeles LARR #26046
  UL Canada Listing File # R19992

*Thickness: 2”-6”, Width: 24”-36”, Min. panel length: 8’, Min. gauge: Exterior 22 ga, Interior 24 ga.
For FM compliance, systems must be installed in accordance with FM installation specifications as detailed on
Please contact for detailed information or refer to

In today’s challenging construction market, realizing the customer’s requirements often involve leaving the past behind and stretching the boundaries forward. Kingspan products and services are engineered to provide the confidence necessary to meet these challenges.  
BENCHMARK By Kingspan insulated metal wall panels have been used on every continent in the world under extreme climatic conditions and are manufactured from the highest quality materials, using state of the art production equipment to rigorous quality control standards, ensuring long-term reliability and service life.

  • 2 year standard material workmanship warranty
  • Up to 20 years standard finish warranty
Contact our sales or customer service departments for information regarding our optional warranty programs.

Planet Passionate
Through our new Planet Passionate 10-year groupwide sustainability program, we aim to make significant advances in the sustainability of our business and of our products.
Manufacturing Information  
Net Zero Energy Kingspan Designwall R Series panels are manufactured at our facilities in Modesto, California and Columbus, Ohio. By the end of 2020, 100% of the non-renewable operational energy used in manufacturing processes in these sites will be matched through the use of renewable energy and the purchase of renewable energy certificates (to offset any remaining non-renewable energy use). Visit our Kingspan Group website Net Zero Energy area to learn more.
Net Zero Carbon manufacturing Our groupwide aim is to achieve net zero carbon (CO 2 e) emissions (scope 1 & 2) from our manufacturing activities by the end of 2030. For more info, visit Planet Passionate.
Waste to Landfill Across our 5 North American sites, we sent send (54%) of our manufacturing waste to landfill. Our Planet Passionate goal is to send zero waste to landfill from those 5 site by 2030.
Rainwater harvesting  Our Planet Passionate goal is to achieve a total of 100 million litres of rainwater harvested groupwide by 2030.
Product Information  
Green Energy Ratings Kingspan is committed to supporting green rating systems such as LEED, the Living Building Challenge, Green Globes, BREEAM and the IGCC (International Green Construction Code – ASHRAE 189.1). Specification of effective systems and materials are key to achieving these certifications. With this in mind, Kingspan is providing a LEED v4 credits guide to assist the building team on how Kingspan Insulated Metal Panels may contribute to overall building performance and ratings requirements.
EPDs Kingspan Insulated Panel 3rd party verified product specifc EPD's by SCS for every product offered in North America.  To view our EPDs, please visit our certification page.
Recycled and/or renewable content (Pre Consumer): 17% recycled/renewable content
(Post Industrial): 14% recycled/renewable content
Kingspan can source steel coil with up to 80% recyceld content on request.
Re-use options Kingspan insulated technologies are durable, inert, do not rot and are resistant to moisture. In most cases, the panels are mechanically fixed to the structural frame and therefore can
be easily disassembled and separated from other construction materials. At the end of use phase, we would strongly advocate
for re-use of the panels. Insulated panels have been used at the end of their use phase for other applications.
End of Life solutions Where ‘complete system’ re-use is not possible, insulated panels can
be taken to a conventional shredder plant, which will separate the metal facings from the insulation core. The metal facings are then instantly available for re-use or re-sale. The foam insulation can be re-used when possible. Where re-use is not available, foam can be disposed of via registered ‘energy recovery’ incineration plants. Given long-term trends in raw material prices, landfill costs and future regulation, it is hoped that more recycling/recovery options will be developed and become economically viable in the near future. Industry is pro-actively exploring further options to divert end-of-life foam from landfill.
Recyclable packaging We are exploring both a ‘Packaging Service’ and bio based shipping materials for our customers to participate responsibly recovering Kingspan packaging waste on site in a sustainable way.
Site waste takeback programs A pilot program for site waste take-back is to be announced shortly.

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