Façade is an important application of A1. Creating facades with A1 offers major advantages:
- Freedom of form. Because A1 is laminated or sprayed not limited in its final form. Straight, curved or even multi-dimensional curved forms are possible.
- By using (silicone) moulds you can make any texture of the façade desired.
- Choose your own final look and feel. A1 can be pigmented, mixed with fillers, like coloured sand or simply painted which gives you lots of opportunities to create your own final look and feel.
- Lightweight because of the possible use of triaxial fibre as reinforcement. Four layers of our triaxial fibre create lightweight and strong elements which will have a thickness of less than 1 cm. Also, helpful during transportation or storage.
- Reproduction of your façade is very easy with the use of (silicone) moulds. Create whatever number of reproductions you need.
- Because of the limited investment in equipment A1 is also suitable for limited numbers.
- Façades made of A1 are fire resistant because A1 LP01 is classified in relation to its reaction to fire behaviour as: B. The additional classification in relation to smoke production is: s1. The additional classification in relation to flaming droplets/particles is: d0.
Also, production of Façades with A1 offers major benefits because A1:
- is water-based so safe to work with. No special equipment is needed while working with A1. Your own workshop area will do. You will be surprised how easy it is to work with A1.
- does cure quickly. After 20 minutes A1 starts curing. Within an hour it is possible to release the mould from its original object. After a 24 hours curing it is possible to start using the support mould for production. If needed for production the setting process can be retarded.
- can be combined with different kind of backup materials which can be covered with A1. Wood, EPS and PU foam are the most often used, but others are possible as well. These backup materials create thicker panels which are also lightweight and not expensive to produce.