Insulated Metal Panels and Food Safety Solutions


Mar 23, 2021

Food safety is always a top priority of those working in the food processing industry. It’s also one of the major reasons why insulated wall panels have become such a popular solution for food processing professionals over the last decade. Insulated wall panel systems like those available from Isowall and others are made up of a rigid expanded polystyrene foam core, with a laminated sheet of steel permanently bonded to both sides.

They’re often used on walls, ceilings, and even partitions and they bring with them a host of unique benefits that cannot be ignored.

The Major Benefit of Insulated Wall Panels

By far, the biggest benefit that an insulated wall panel system like Isowall brings to the table is one of strong, reliable thermal performance. Because the R-value (meaning how well the pieces can resist the conductive flow of heat) is 4.1 per inch with a system like Isowall and it doesn’t deplete over time, these are perfect ways to improve the energy efficiency of even environments with very strict temperature regulation needs. This is a great way to both reduce the growth of unwanted bacteria and prevent critical food supplies from being spoiled.

This can also help contribute to any LEED certification programs that you’re participating in, and it can also help make significant progress towards your Net-Zero Energy targets, too.

Quick and Simple Installation

Another significant benefit of insulated wall panels is that they’re known for their fast and easy setup process – to the point where they can be installed by just about anyone. This also has the added advantage of not requiring a long time for repair and replacement should any issues occur. This can help save businesses a considerable amount of money over alternative solutions where you would be dealing with not only the costs for repairs but also work stoppages and lost productivity while the work itself was performed.

Despite this, the tongue-and-groove edges of the insulated wall panels always provide a snug and secure fit, making it the perfect option for nearly any type of food safety situation you find yourself in.

Endless Customization Options

Finally, insulated wall panels are ideal because they can be customized in a wide range of different ways for you to choose from depending on your needs. The lengths can be custom-tailored, for example, to perfect fit nearly any workable height. Trims, flashings, and other types of accessories can also be used to complete a standard installation in exactly the way that you need. They can even be custom-tailored and field cut to accommodate windows, doors, ventilation, piping, and more – meaning that there truly is nothing getting in the way of your ability to take full advantage of this type of system.

If you’d like to find out more information about the major benefits of insulated metal panels for food safety, or if you’d just like to discuss your own needs with someone in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact Structural Panels today.