Cladding Testing

General Industry Surveillance (GIS) has been certified by Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) as one of the trusted cladding testing organization nation-wide. We provide cladding testing services for combustibility, composition, toxicity and flammability:

Aluminium composite panels (ACPs) and other building cladding materials

• Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP)
• Rendered Expanded Polystyrene (EPS Cladding)

Sarking and insulation materials
• Expanded Polystyrene Panels (EPS)
• Polyisocyanuarate Foam Panels (PIR)
• Glass wool
• PET Wool

Materials R&D Services

Partner with us for cladding materials development. We combine our intellectual property and technical expertise to develop a cladding that suits your application’s needs. We create a custom cladding testing and materials development solution to meet your requirements through a structured approach involving specified milestones. We will work with you from initial R&D all the way through large scale cladding manufacturing. Your intellectual property rights are fully protected at all times

MATERIALS CONSULTING

We provide to our customers state of art methodologies for material requirement definition and specifications.

ACP Cladding Material Requirements Specification - ACP Cladding Material Requirements Specification - Testing a small sample of ACP cladding from the building to determine the composition of its material for combustibility..

Cladding Material Selection - Our knowledge on the building of cladding testing is of paramount importance for a correct material selection procedure.

General Industry Surveillance (GIS) is a cladding testing organization supported by RMIT University, Victoria. Our access to the world class facilities (ISO 9001 certified) of RMIT University puts us at the forefront of analytical science and engineering.

We can accurately identify the flammability, composition and toxicity of Aluminium composite panel (ACPs) cladding and associated insulations, and provide ACP classification in accordance to the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) categories. GIS has been certified by ICA as one of the trusted testing organization nation-wide. GIS has been included in the ICA Protocol for cladding testing. ​Please refer to ICA Protocol for combustible façade: http://www.insurancecouncil.com.au/issues-submissions/issues/insurance-industry-aluminium-composite-panels-residual-hazard-identificationreporting-protocol

GIS laboratory has extensive experience in applying the following methods to grade the ACP and other building cladding materials:

  • Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) (ASTM E573-01). It is a technique to obtain an infrared spectrum of the cladding core. This technique is used to identify polymer sand many inorganic compounds of the core of aluminium composite panel cladding.
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) (ASTM E1131-08). This is a method of thermal analysis to measure the weight change of a material when temperature increases. It can be used to determine the fraction of polymer and non-volatile portion of inorganic fillers in the cladding material.
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD) (ASTM C1365-18). TThis is an analytical technique used to identify crystalline materials which may be present as mineral fillers in aluminium composite panel core.
  • Dry Ash content (ASTM D5630-13). Dry Ash content (ASTM D5630-13). It is an analytical technique used to identify the proportion of inorganic material in aluminium composite panel cladding.

GIS is committed to work with our clients’ needs to ensure the reliable and high-quality outcomes of cladding testing.

Aluminium composite panel fire - Grenfell Tower in London
Aluminium composite panel fire - Grenfell Tower in London
ACP Cladding (Image from Google)
ACP Cladding (Image from Google)

Contact Us

Please contact us for cladding testing by email lab@gisteks.com or by phone enquiry line on 0423 735 578.

You could also visit our website for cladding testing at https://gisteks.com/ and submit enquiry forms.

Welcome to visit our cladding testing labs at:

264 Plenty Rd, Bundoora, Vic 3083 (Lab at Bundoora)
124 La Trobe Street Melbourne 3000 (Lab at CBD)

General Industry Surveillance (GIS) Pty Ltd

Postal Address: PO Box 12236, A'Beckett Street, Vic 8006