SOLID SURFACE FACADE 

NEXT GENERATION SOLID SURFACE FACADE

The Solid Surface facade system adapts perfectly as a Building Cladding and or Decorative design feature. It allows Architects, Designers, Engineers, Developers and Building Owners to achieve designs and building features that would be impossible with other materials. The ability to provide curved surfaces, back lighting, engraving of design details and the flexibility of shaping the cladding allows for innovative design applications.

 

 

Solid Surface is a non-porous, uniform material, made of one-third organic material (high-quality polyester polymer resin) and two-thirds natural minerals (alumina). It is a new generation of solid surface that is similar to stone. The unique elemental properties of  Aluminum Trihydrates Ore combined with a low percentage of highly resistant resins provides Solid Surface Facades with additive free anti-bacterial properties and an extremely durable, easy to clean surface.

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There are numerous constructive, technical and economic advantages that the Solid Surface facade system provides:

  • Wide Range of Colours

  • Resistant to UV

  • Resistant to high temperatures

  • High mechanical resistances

  • Can be modeled to accommodate design features

  • Large seamless surfaces up to 3 meters

  • Anti-Bacterial

  • Anti-graffiti

  • Fire Resistant

  • Eco-friendly

  • Thermo-curvable and mouldable 

PERFORMANCE AGAINST ATMOSPHERIC AGENTS

Solid surface facades offer superb performance against atmospheric agents. The inclusion of insulating systems in ventilated facades helps to considerably raise the level of comfort inside the building, enabling a savings in heating/air- conditioning costs of between 20 and 30% as opposed to other conventional siding materials.

 

In summer, sunlight beats down directly on the panel surface and not on the internal wall directly in contact with the interior of the building; this heats up the air in the chamber, lessening its density and causing it to rise via convection, with cool air taking its place. This "chimney effect" avoids the accumulation of heat on the facade. Moreover, the thermal insulation protects the building from outside heat.

 

 

In winter, other factors come into play, since the sun's rays are no longer able to produce movements of air. In this case, the system acts as an accumulator of heat, with the thermal insulation hindering heat loss from the building.

RESISTANCE TO SOLAR RADIATION

The temporal equivalence of artificial aging results is not empirical, although correlations can be established between this study and the results obtained from 10 years of natural aging. Artificial aging tests consisting of a total of 12 extreme exposure alternate cycles, for a continuous period of 2016 hours, produce the following color material modification:

  • Pure Lux:   Color variation: ΔE = 0.55 This value corresponds to a variation that is very slight and practically unrecognizable to the human eye.

 

  • Stone:   Color variation: ΔE = 5.24 This value corresponds to a moderate color change and is only superficial, affecting 10 surface microns that can be removed using a Scotch-Brite type scouring sponge, thus recovering the original color.

 

Therefore, material aging in the long run is minor, and it is possible to recover the initial appearance with basic maintenance.

 

Documentation: AIDIMA Report 1001022-03/04/05; QUV Chamber Tests.

PERMEABILITY TO WATER

Peak Water Permeability Testing showed consistent peak values of 0.15% desorption of moisture after immersion. Soid Surface Facade was exposure to varying conditions such as:

  • Immersion in boiling water

  • permanent placement in water without aeration

  • Water vapour exposure

The extremely low absorption level of Solid Surface guarantees the non-existence of issues that may be related with material hydrolysis. Documentation: Tests in accordance with UNE-EN ISO 62, UNE-EN 438-2, NEMA LD 3-2000; AIDIMA Report 1001022-03/04/05.

RESISTANCE TO THERMAL SHOCK

High resistance to thermal shock has measured consistently at levels tested at 1,000 cycles per 30 seconds intervals with conditions alternating water temperatures at 90 °C with to 15 °C. This property reduces the chances of cracking from sudden temperature changes. Documentation: AIMPLAS Tests in accordance with ISO 19712.

INSTALLATION

  1. 12 mm slab.

  2. K-BOLT" type insert. 

  3. "C" type fixed clip. 

  4. Aluminum horizontal "C" profile. 

  5. Aluminum vertical "T" profile.

  6. Secondary aluminum spacer. 

  7. Stainless steel self-drilling screw. 

  8. Adjustable screw.

  9. "C" type adjustable clip. 

  10. Bracket.

  11. Mechanical anchoring. 

  12. Thermal insulation.  

VERTICAL CROSS SECTION

HORIZONTAL CROSS SECTION

WINDOW WITH OUTER SHAFTS WITH SOLID SURFACE DRESSINGS

  1. 12 mm slab.

  2. K-BOLT" type insert. 

  3. "C" type fixed clip. 

  4. Aluminum horizontal "C" profile. 

  5. Aluminum vertical "T" profile.

  6. Secondary aluminum spacer. 

  7. Stainless steel self-drilling screw. 

  8. Adjustable screw.

  9. "C" type adjustable clip. 

  10. Bracket.

  11. Mechanical anchoring. 

  12. Thermal insulation.  

  13. Lintel.

  14. Jamb.

  15. Flashing board.

  16. Waterproof membrane. 

  17. Flashing board apron. 

  18. Alumnum tubular profile. 

  19. Cap. 

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