SOLIDAL® Laser Cutting
SOLIDAL® pre-painted Solid Aluminium are semi-finished aluminium products in strip or panel form which have been coil-coated with high-quality PVdF (Polyvinylidene fluoride) paints. Alloys, mechanical properties and coating materials have been especially designed to meet the needs of facade cladding. Anodise and powder coat finishes also available using SOLIDAL®.
Aluminium’s properties make it the material of choice for building and construction:
Aluminium building products are made from alloys that are weather-proof, corrosion-resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays, ensuring optimal performance over a very long lifetime.
Aluminium’s combination of properties mean that it can be easily shaped by any of the main industrial metalworking processes, including rolling, extrusion, forging and casting, guaranteeing virtually unlimited design potential.
Aluminium’s light weight makes it cheaper and easier to transport and handle on site.
The use of aluminium in buildings assists architects meet performance specifications while minimising expenditure on foundations. Alloyed aluminium can be as strong as steel at only a third of the weight.
Aluminium’s natural oxide coating provides an effective protective barrier against elements that wear other metals.
A layer of insulated aluminium siding is four times more effective than uninsulated wood siding, four inches of brick, or ten inches of stone masonry.
Aluminium is 100% recyclable and uses only 5% of the energy used to make the original product. Almost all aluminium used in construction is recycled.
Like many industries today, the building and construction industry is faced with many environmental challenges. As the world looks towards a more sustainable future, there are many issues that need to be considered, including: impact on climate change; the materials used; and methods of waste disposal. As the world grows to recognise the importance of the lifecycle of the building and its fittings and that that must be balanced against the realities of design, function and economy, aluminium has increasingly become the material of choice.
There are many benefits of using aluminium in construction and building applications.