Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board

Kooltherm K5 External Wallboard Product Wedge

Insulation for Use Behind Polymer Modified Renders

Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board is a super high performance, fibre-free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core, sandwiched between two layers of tissue based facing autohesively bonded to the insulation core during manufacture.

Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board is manufactured without the use of CFCs/HCFCs and has zero Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

  • CodeMark certified
  • Zero ODP
  • Fibre-free core
  • As/NZS 4859.1 compliant

Product Information

Product Data table
Specification Guide
Installation Instructions
CAD Drawings
Testing and Data Table
Product Data  
Thermal Conductivity (λ-Value) 0.020 W/m·K (Insulant Thickness ≥ 45 mm)
Product Dimensions 2270 mm x 1200 mm (2.72 m2)
Product Thickness 50, 80 mm 
Other thicknesses available upon enquiry. Minimum order quantities apply

Assumptions & Key

The R-values shown are Total R-values for the building element and are calculated in accordance with AS/NZS 4859.1 and NZS 4214. Kingspan Kooltherm products are manufactured, tested and packaged in conformance with AS/NZS 4859.1. The contribution of the product Total R-values depends on installation and environmental conditions.

Product R-values

 Product Thickness  Product R-value
 50 mm  R2.5
 80 mm  R4.0

System R-values

Click on the specific application types below to view their System R-values

Concrete Wall (150 mm)

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Masonry Block Wall (140 mm)

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Steel Framed Wall

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Timber Framed Wall

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The external wall insulation shall be Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board ___ mm thick, with a tested smoke obscuration of not more than 100 m2/kg, comprising a CFC/HCFC– free and zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core with a tissue based facing on both sides manufactured under a management system certified to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 50001:2011 by Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd and shall be installed by approved installers (please contact Kingspan Insulation).
A Project Specific Warranty provided by Kingspan Insulation must be submitted.

Handling & Storage

The polythene packaging of Kingspan Kooltherm should not be considered adequate for long term outdoor protection. Ideally, boards should be stored inside a building. If, however, outside storage cannot be avoided, then the boards should be stacked clear of the ground and covered with a polythene sheet or weatherproof tarpaulin. Boards that have been allowed to get wet should not be used.

Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board should be protected from getting wet during periods of inclement weather prior to the application of the weatherproof render. 

Installation Instructions

Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board should only be installed by approved installers. For more information please call Technical Services on 0800 1 23 23 1 or email info@kingspaninsulation.co.nz.

PDF Format

CAD PDF - Concrete Wall_Kooltherm K5

CAD PDF - Masonry Block Wall_Kooltherm K5

CAD PDF - Timber Framed Wall_Kooltherm K5

DWG Format

CAD DWG - Concrete Wall_Kooltherm_K5

CAD DWG - Masonry Block Wall_Kooltherm_K5

CAD DWG - Timber Framed Wall_Kooltherm_K5

Testing & Data Table

Management Standards

Standard Management System
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management
OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management
ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management 

Product Testing
Characteristic Standard Result
Compressive Stress AS 2498.3 Typically exceeds 120 kPa at 10% compression
Water Vapour Resistance BS EN 12086:1997 / I.S. EN 12086:1998 > 300 MN·s/g

Fire Performance
Test Test Method Result
Flame Spread
Heat Release
Smoke Release
AS 1530.3  Spread of Flame Index: 0
Smoke Development: ≤ 3
Flame Propagation (AS 1366) AS 2122.1 Complies

Environmental Data Table
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

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