Cladding manufacturer Steni UK will exhibit both ends of its rainscreen panel spectrum, as well as its eco-friendly credentials, at Ecobuild 2012 (March 20-22).
Steni’s stand at the show (N350) will feature the company’s flagship duo – Colour and Nature panels - as well as its Antislip flooring panels.
Information will also be available on-stand on a study carried out by the Tampere University of Technology (Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Construction Economics and Management) in Finland that considered the environmental performance of the different cladding systems and fixing methods in renovation projects. This concentrated on the impact of manufacture and use and maintenance.
Its report, ‘Ecological Comparison of Façade Renovation’ helps designers understand the environmental credentials of systems and therefore make better-informed design and specification decisions.
And its conclusion was unequivocal – glass fibre reinforced polyester composite rainscreen panels such as Steni’s ecologically outperform competitors in a number of tests, ranging from Global Warming Potential (GWP) to Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential.
Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the company’s lightweight flagship duo which is designed for new-build or refurbishment façade, fascia and soffit applications in the education, healthcare, housing, commercial and leisure sectors.
BBA-approved Steni Colour panels are manufactured from fibreglass reinforced polymer composite, with a smooth surface of 100% acrylic that is electron beam cured without the use of solvents.
They are available in 44 standard colours, as well as almost any special colour from the NCS-, RAL- or BS- colour system, and three surface finishes – matt, half-matt and high-gloss – as well as two thicknesses.
Steni Nature panels are manufactured from fibreglass reinforced polymer composite with a surface of crushed natural stone and are resistant to fire (Class O), weather, rot and aggressive environments.They are available in 24 colours and five grades of stone sourced from varying areas of Europe.