Thermal Insulation Systems
Vetotherm Panel

Prefabricated decorative thermal insulating expanded coated polystyrene

Prefabricated expanded coated polystyrene is used as decorative thermal insulating panels for residential and industrial concrete buildings.
Saves energy consumption related to heating and cooling.
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Technical Information
Product Description

Saveto Vetotherm Panel is a thermal insulating external wall finish system composed of prefabricated expanded polystyrene base profiles, covered with a white color synthetic thermosetting acrylic resin shell, incrusted by high-pressure mechanical laying (standard) or spraying.  Vetotherm Panel is delivered to the site as a pre-coated panels ready to install. Vetotherm Panel facade system offers a complete prefabricated range of profiles for thermal insulating, decorating, and finishing facades. The system is recommended for new constructions and renovations, where facade aesthetics with high-quality thermal insulation.

  • Ready to install on-site.
  • Fast installation saves labor cost & time.
  • Flexible and durable, very high weathering fluctuating resistance.
  • Available in different densities and thicknesses to achieve the desired thermal values.
  • Low water absorption and penetration.
  • Elastic and doesn't require fiber mesh installation.
  • High resistance to mechanical stress due to flexibility
  • Its' white-colored coating facilitates the application of bright and vibrant colors.
  • Supplied in different shapes and decorative effects.
  • Easy to maintain by spot repairing.

ASTM C578: Standard Specification for Rigid, Cellular Polystyrene Thermal Insulation

DIN EN 13499: Thermal insulation products for buildings - External thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS) based on expanded polystyrene Specification.

ISO 8990: Thermal insulation - Determination of steady-state thermal transmission properties - Calibrated and guarded hot box

DIN 52612: Testing of Thermal Insulating Materials; Determination of Thermal Conductivity by the Guarded Hot Plate Apparatus; Test Procedure and Evaluation

Packaging & Coverage

Vetototherm Panel is supplied in 50 x 200cm boards, with a 5 & 10 cm thickness.

Shelf Life & Storage

The original sealed boards of the Vetotherm Panel have a shelf life of 12 months, provided it is stored clear of ground in a dry and shaded place below 35ºC.

Application Information
Instructions for use


Use Saveto Vetotherm Flex as an adhesive applied to the bottom sides of the Vetotherm Panel.

Apply the adhesive in a continuous framework along the insulation panel's edge and form three or four balls in the middle of the panel. Stick the panels to the wall. Make sure that the adjacent vertical joints are interchanged like brickwork. Do not leave joints or spaces between the boards, and if you get larger gaps, fill them with insulation material or construction foam, but do not fill the gaps with adhesive.

At the external edges, the panels should be interchanged. Around the corners of windows and doors, you must put the Vetotherm Panel as a whole. After the complete drying of the adhesive (min. 48 hours), cut the extended parts of the panels on site along the contour of the window or door - the so-called 'gun.'


Before anchoring the boards, Leave Vetotherm Panels undisturbed for at least 48 hours to allow the adhesive Vetotherm Flex to dry completely.

Refer to Dowel Usage & Anchoring Table to mount the dowels, which depends on the building's height, the region, and the wind's strength.

If the Vetotherm Panel thickness exceeds 8cm, you need to make a hole of 2cm depth with a cutter and then drill an opening for the screw anchor.

When mounting the dowels, fill the hole with a polystyrene cap. After completing the anchoring, cover the dowels' heads with Saveto Vetotherm Flex to flush with the boards' level.

For further information, please refer to the Saveto Vetotherm Panel Installation manual.

Important Notes

  • For any building, the quantity of dowels is calculated according to elevation.
  • “Area” fixing pattern is chosen according to “Anchoring Patterns.”
  • “Rim zone” fixing pattern is chosen according to “Additional anchoring at Shoreline.
  • Shoreline: Constant depending on the chosen pattern.
  • The Rim Zone fixings are calculated as table value indicated accordingly for 1m2 on each of the 2 sides of the building's external corners (or internal if applicable to case) and multiplied by building height at each external corner and summed up.
Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation

The substrate should be sound, clean, free from loose material, grease, laitance, dirt curing compound, etc.

Remove all crumbles from the surface, and fill the holes to a straight flat surface. The uneven surface with a deviation of more than 1-2cm should be evened to a flat surface.

Initial Arrangement of Vetotherm Panel

Install a plinth profile with a drip edge profile to prepare the facade’s initial arrangement. Choose the profile according to the thickness of the thermal insulating material. Level the profile by using the leveling methods and secure it with screw anchors.

The profiles will horizontally level the Vetotherm Panel and the Thermal Insulation System installation.

Substrate Types

  • Non-faced concrete
  • Concrete faced with a coating, with stoneware, or with mosaic (Tesserae).
  • Coated masonry.
  • Wood facade (consult the installation model with the technical Department).
  • Ceramic/Stone tile suspended facade.
  • Metal/Concrete/Wood struts/columns.

Design Criteria

Vetotherm panel Facade systems are not designed to bear any structural loads of the building; they must be strong enough, however, to withstand:

  • Dead loads due to the self-weight of the installation.
  • Wind loads.
  • Movement due to settlement or thermal expansion.
  • Imposed loads produced by the intended use of the building.

Other loads need to be transferred to the building structure. Information about the vertical and horizontal spans of mechanical fixings must be calculated and configured to the system elements to provide strength and stability.


The application of the Vetotherm Panel is not advised in the following situations/areas:

  • Height of buildings over 100 m.
  • it is necessary to repair damaged surfaces.
  • A damaged substrate or weak substrate integrity
  • Wet, subject to moisture or walls with efflorescence.
  • Other External Thermal Insulation does not have valid technical information.
  • Assessments or application technical rules.
  • Non-conforming to the documents covered by this System.
Additional Information
Health & Sefety

Vetotherm panel is a nontoxic material. It is free from freon gas, and it is non-flammable as it contains non-retardant material.

For further information, please refer to the material safety data sheet.

Important note

Saveto endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendations, information it may give is accurate and correct. It cannot accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of its products because it has no direct or continuous control over where or how its products are applied, whether or not following any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by us. Saveto has the right to change any of the technical datasheets' specifications upon its discretion without prior notification.

Hard copies of TDSs are printed once or twice a year. Our technical data sheets are continuously updated as per R&D improvements and new 3rd party testing; kindly refer to our website for the latest updated TDSs.

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