A key factor to selecting Etalbond® as a cladding material is its effortless processing. Its use is essential, as time has direct impact on the operational cost of the structure.
Etalbond® is available in eight shades of gray, from the most brilliant and light gray to the darkest one. However, the other choices are also available, such as shades of blue, red, green, etc. In addition to standard production colors, Etalbond® may also produce custom-built products, delivering panels in a special shade desired by the client.
Etalbond® clad faces provide a highly stable appearance due to high paint coating quality. They eliminate the absorption of dust and exhaust fume particles, so they can be easily washed by rain or removed simply by applying a mild detergent. Moreover, its strength, combined with other advantages, makes this material very popular in projects exposed to highly polluting environments (motorways, industrial parks, etc).
Another advantage of Etalbond® is its behavior under fire. This material has been classified as fire retardant in France, Italy, England and Czech Republic. Furthermore, Germany, where regulations are particularly stringent, has classified the product as B1 Class, a particularly high rating. This is due to the fact that aluminum sheets protect polyethylene in case of fire. Moreover, the core is made of low density polyethylene, thus being non-toxic.
Whether the project is situated in a town center, with high smog exposure, or close to coastal areas, where the rain and the atmosphere in general are rich in salts, the surface of the material is subject to the risk of rapid fading or oxidation if the paint is inappropriate. In each case, 3-layer PVDF wet painting is recommended, prepared pursuant to the Etalbond® (American Association of Manufactures) standards, affording a minimum 15-year warranty even under the most severe conditions. Paint coating tests meets the ECCA testing requirements and the entire production process is certified according to ISO 9001.