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VulcaTuf® anti-vandal cladding panels

Vulcatuf® cladding panel GRP

Description

VulcaTuf® is a solid GRP panel that may be laminated with woven glass reinforcement for higher impact resistance and reduced thermal movement. Complies with BS 5544: Resistance to manual attack and BS 6206: Impact performance of safety plastics. Face sizes: Up to a maximum 5000 x 1530mm, single or double-sided Thicknesses: From 2mm to 8mm, depending on panel fixing centres Weight: 1.8kg/m2 per mm thickness Finishes: Smooth matt surface or anti-vandal textures. Panels are pigmented throughout the laminate to all BS 4800 colours.

Manufacture

VulcaTuf® has an external coloured isophthalic gel coat (for good chemical and weather resistance) backed with polyester resin and special glass fibre reinforcement.

Performance data

  • Modulus in bend 15GN/m
  • Tensile strength 1250MN/m
  • Fire rating to Building Regs Class 0-3
  • Thermal conductivity K= 0.2W/mK
  • Thermal transmittance (6mm) [break]U= 5.36W/m2K
  • Temperature range –30ºC to 100ºC
  • Thermal expansion 30 x 10-6
  • Weatherability high resistance
  • Lightfastness: to BS1006: 1990
  • Fixing centres: support spacing - please enquire

Installation

VulcaTuf® panels should require no maintenance, except cleaning, in the first 30 years of life. To ensure panels are maintained in good condition, bi-annual cleaning using warm soapy water is recommended.

Rainscreen & façade cladding:
Secret fix using SikaTack® cladding adhesive bonded to aluminium ‘helping hand’ support framing or aluminium sections direct fixed to masonry.

Face fix using stainless steel facade screws, powder coated to suit; fixed to treated timber framing and EPDM gaskets or aluminium as above.

Bridge & balcony infill:
Continuously glazed with welded steel angle support frame, and glazing angle.

Continuous steel support VulcaTuf® can be directly riveted to steel - thinner panel needed.

Bolt to steel lug/plate VulcaTuf® can be directly bolted/riveted to steel lugs giving an open balustrade.  

Maintenance

VulcaTuf® panels should require no maintenance, except cleaning, in the first 30 years of life. To ensure panels are maintained in good condition, bi-annual cleaning using warm soapy water is recommended. Panels unaffected by sunlight apart from slight mellowing. 10 year warranty against significant colour change.

Warranties

Panels unaffected by sunlight apart from slight mellowing. 10 year warranty against significant colour change.