What are STARC Systems’ RealWall™ panels made of?The main structure of our temporary wall panels is made of a rugged anodized aluminum frame that has an airtight seal element and will not rack or twist. The panel is a 3 layer construction with a lightweight aluminum front that looks like a real wall, with a bright white glossy surface that is easy to disinfect. The back of the panel is constructed of rugged galvanized steel that provides unmatched durability and stability. Finally, the urethane foam core eliminates up to 50% of renovation noise.
What are STARC Systems’ LiteBarrier™ panels made of?The LiteBarrier™panels are made of a lightweight fiberglass reinforced polymer that is dent and scratch resistant and is chemically fused to the slim lightweight anodized aluminum frame to provide superior durability.
What are FireblockWall™ panels made of?FireblockWall™ panels are built on a galvanized steel frame for extra durability, providing years of reuse. Our proprietary inner core provides a certified one-hour fire rating and superior noise-blocking with a Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of 40. The powder coated surface provides an attractive finish, which blends into existing environments. The surface is easy to clean and readily accepts vinyl graphics. FireblockWall panels come in two standard heights: 92” or 104”, which can accommodate 8’ to 10’ ceiling heights. When required, 6” or 12” extension panels can be added to larger panels to create additional height. When installed as specified, the panel design and gaskets create airtight seals that contain dangerous dust, debris and pathogens, which means they exceed ICRA Class IV guidelines.
Are STARC Systems’ panels fire-rated?RealWall and LiteBarrier have an ASTM E84 Class A rating but are not fire-rated. FireblockWall™ is the first and only temporary, reusable containment that is one-hour fire-rated.
What’s the main difference between FireblockWall panels and the other panels?The main difference is the method of construction. With RealWall™ and LiteBarrier™, the method of construction is frame and panel; for FireblockWall™, it’s skin and core. In addition, RealWall and LiteBarrier feature a foam core. FireblockWall’s core features a proprietary mix of materials.
Is FireblockWall compatible with the other STARC panels?Once a FireblockWall™ is installed it can be treated as any other permanent wall in the building, so it is 100% compatible with our RealWall™ and LiteBarrier™ systems. Simply install FireblockWall first, then use the RealWall or LiteBarrier interface modules to fit up against the FireblockWall surfaces.
How do the temporary walls fasten to the ceiling/floor?The height of the panels can be adjusted as they extend from 6’10” to 10’3”. The panels then attach to the floor via a rubber gasket that provides an airtight seal and superior grip for stability. The top of the panel contains a gasket as well, that provides an airtight seal. Ceiling grid clips are used to anchor the top of the panels to the ceiling grid to provide rigid stability.
What’s the difference between the RealWall™ and LiteBarrier™ systems?
RealWall™ is our original award winning premier solution in reusable temporary containment that provides sound attenuation, real wall appearance and superior unmatched durability and stability. Our new LiteBarrier™ containment system is the most durable solution in the lightweight containment category, has lower upfront costs and looks great and is fast and easy to install. LiteBarrier™is compatible with RealWall™and other polycarbonate systems.
Are the RealWall™and LiteBarrier™ system compatible?Yes, both systems are compatible and will connect with each other.
Will LiteBarrier™ work with existing polycarbonate systems?Yes, we have an adapter connection that allows LiteBarrier™ to connect with other polycarbonate systems via an adapter.
How do I tell which components are RealWall™ and LiteBarrier™?Both systems, their accessories and components are color coded. RealWall™ uses a teal color and LiteBarrier™ uses and orange color.
What is the weight difference between RealWall™ and LiteBarrier™?
LightBarrier is about 50% lighter than RealWall and similar to polycarbonate plastic systems.