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UPM S1 is a specially formulated polyester glass composite offering a superior balance of mechanical and electrical properties, that surpasses GPO-3 and moulded polyester glass products. Designed for use in electrical equipment as structural insulating components, such as busbar supports and cleats.

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Specially formulated

Just for Switchboards

Durostone UPM S1 is a specially forumlated polyester glass composite offering a superior balance of mechanical and electrical properties that surpasses GPO-3 and moulded polyester glass products.  This special material is a high pressure thermoset laminate consisting of a special polyester resin matrix reinforced with an e-glass roving mat manufactured to EN60893 / IEC893. 

Switchboard Assembly UMPS1

V0/3mm Flammability Rating


Glow-Wire Test Approved

High Voltage Tracking Index

High Tracking Resistance

AS/NZS 61439 Ready

AS/NZS 61439 is the new series of standards for low-voltage (LV) switchgear and controlgear assemblies. Here are some key points regarding the release of the new AS/NZS 61439:

3 methods for verification

AS/NZS 614393.1 specifies three methods for verification - verification by testing, design rules, or assessment. These replace TTA and PTTA from AS/NZS 3439. 

Glow Wire Test

Durostone UPM S1 has passed the Glow Wire Test EN 60695-2-10, a critical aspect of AS/NZS 61439. Download the Test Report here.

Device substitution rules

Comparison with reference design according to AS/NZS 61439.1 introduces device substitution rules. The rules compare thermal properties and performance with a similar tested device withing a functional unit.

There is a 5 year transitional period between AS/NZS 3439 and AS/NZS 61439, which started after the standard was introduced in May 2016. During this time, compliant boards can be built to either standard.  

The AS/NZS 61439 series can be purchased online at www.saiglobal.com 


Technical Specifications

Machining and Fabrication

Insulect's manufacturing capabilities form a key part of the trusted service we offer our customers. Download our capabilities by clicking on the image below.  

Röchlings UPM S1 polyester glass laminate has been designed for switchboards. Download the Product Brochure & Data Sheet by clicking on the image below.  


Need more Information on preparing for AS/NZS 61439?

Insulect have a team of specialists who can support you with this change out.

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