FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Each year, the RAC Cooling Industry Awards shines a spotlight on the refrigeration and air conditioning industry’s most successful innovations and achievements. KPS Global® is thrilled to announce FUSIONFRAME®, its patented cold storage panel system, has been named a 2019 winner in the following categories: “Refrigeration Product of the Year-Components & Peripherals” and “Refrigeration Innovation of the Year-System/Process/Standalone.”
FUSIONFRAME is a new insulated polyurethane panel frame system for walk-in coolers and freezers that provides four times the R-value, or thermal performance, and has comparable structural performance to wood in span tests.
“FUSIONFRAME can replace traditional wood structural framing and deliver optimal thermal-envelope performance, lower energy usage and utility costs, and a reduced carbon footprint,” said CEO Mike Eakins.
James Costanza, Technical Fellow at KPS Global, explains the key to the improved performance of FUSIONFRAME is a method of construction that injects a polyurethane foam insulation jacket around the structural member. The polyurethane is injected with a blowing agent that can form a rigid plastic, but only 3% of the material in the foam insulation is a solid. The other 97% consists of millions of miniscule air bubbles that have the blowing-agent gas inside them. These air bubbles are better able to resist the flow of heat through them when compared to wood. This approach leads to energy savings and lifecycle benefits that eliminate issues with icing and condensation typically seen with wood frame panels.
“KPS Global is also continuing to develop additional technical advancements that will further increase the R-Value of the FUSIONFRAME system as well as drive innovation in the industry,” says Sean McGrann, SVP Sales and Marketing.
We want to thank the RAC Cooling Awards for hosting a tremendous event. For a complete list of the winners and other details of the event, please click here.
About KPS Global
KPS Global is the industry-leading manufacturer of insulated panel systems, supplier of aftermarket parts and replacement equipment and provider of seamless installation services. The company was formed in December 2015 by D Cubed Group LLC through the acquisition of Kysor Panel Systems from Manitowoc Company, Inc. and the Hill Phoenix Walk-ins Division from Dover Corporation. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is a privately-held company with more than 825 employees.