Among the pioneering range of high-performance products on show at Ecobuild from DuPont Building Innovations is DuPont™ Tyvek® advanced breather membrane, the proven ‘peace of mind’ solution.
Comprehensive ageing tests commissioned by the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden have demonstrated the significantly superior reliability of DuPont™ Tyvek® in a crucial aspect of an underlay’s protective function. The results show that even after major exposure to both direct UV-A radiation and to heat, the watertightness of DuPont™ Tyvek® considerably outperforms that of a variety of multi-layer membranes.
This UV and heat resistance is crucial as the construction process often leaves membranes exposed for significant periods and over the life of a roof, heat can build up considerably. Therefore a roof incorporating DuPont™ Tyvek®, unique in its structure and the quality and thickness of its functional layer, will maintain its watertightness longer and more efficiently than many multi-layer membranes. In guarding the building from the damaging effects of water intrusion and in optimising energy efficiency and a healthy indoor climate, DuPont™ Tyvek® offers peace of mind to both constructors and home owners. A complete report will be available shortly at www.construction.tyvek.com
DuPont Building Innovations will also show a range of high performance and sustainable solutions for energy-saving, indoor comfort, protection of the building envelope, advanced landscaping products and durable decorative surfaces. Products include DuPont™ Energain®, the innovative lightweight thermal mass solution based on phase change technology, which along with metallised DuPont™ Tyvek® Enercor®, was recognised by the EU as among the best LIFE environment programmes. DuPont™ Corian® hi-tech surfaces will also be present in an exciting new application for aesthetically versatile, long-lasting and easy-to-maintain external cladding.
The main products and brands offered by DuPont Building Innovations are:
DuPont™ Corian® (www.corian.co.uk)
DuPont™ Zodiaq® (www.zodiaq.co.uk)
DuPont™ Tyvek® (www.tyvek.co.uk)
DuPont™ Energain® (www.energain.co.uk)
DuPont™ Typar® (www.typargeo.com)
DuPont™ Plantex® (www.plantexpro.dupont.com)
And a new range of highly efficient building integrated photovoltaic modules (www.gevity.dupont.com).
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