Composite materials are now becoming accepted as an innovative alternative for the architectural and building industries. Supporting or self-supporting structures are becoming more and more common, and composites can offer new construction solutions, alone or in conjunction with traditional building materials.
Complex forms can be created relatively easily, and made-to-measure units can be manufactured to be adapted to existing structures, broadening design freedom and reducing construction time. ATL's DuFLEX® composite panels provide structural lightweight and continuity of mechanical properties, combined with natural thermal capability, and can be engineered into architectural projects to meet design loadings and regulatory requirements.
Epoxy adhesives bond exceptionally well to a wide range of materials including steel, aluminium, cast iron, concrete, stone and most wood species. The TECHNIGLUE bio-based R70 adhesive system has been formulated for improved user safety and to reduce the impact on the environment that comes from using petro-chemical based, thermo-set resins. The raw materials that form the base of the R70 system are made from industrially grown and harvested, renewable, plant origin. Natural phenols are reacted to create a natural "green" base system. Production consumes less energy and water than standard petroleum based epoxies, and also reduces wastes and greenhouse gas emissions.
Independently tested by FORAY Industries - NATA Accreditation 1231 - using the SCAQMD Test Method 304-91 Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Various Materials Rule 1168, Techniglue R70 has gained approval for VOC compliance under the specification of the Green Building Council of Australia / Green Star Office Design V3 IEQ-13 with less than 1 gram per litre as VOC content for the Multipurpose Construction Adhesive Category. December 2013