SOLAIO PLASTBAU® METAL
Self-supporting formwork panel for slab
Plastbau® Metal is a self-standing formwork panel up to 2 meter long, with a variable geometry and built-in thermal insulation to build floors, to be reinforced and cast. Its high performances depend on the structural joint between foam polystyrene and galvanized metal profiles, duly drilled and customized shaped. Such a perfect mix between polistyrene mass and internal metal inserts allow panels, even though very light (kg/m2 7), to become self-standing and stiff enough to support initial loads, such as fresh concrete, core grids, workers, etc. Plastbau® Metal allows to easy replacing old-fashioned floors with no more weight added to structures and foundations, extremely easy to install as each unit can be manually moved.
It is possible furthermore, to optimize thicknesses as the installations can be all fitted inside the panel longitudinal holes, thus cutting the floor intrados thickness to the bare minimum. Matching and jointing the panels by seat lasting (male/female), a beam is created, where to host core grids (right, stumps and shaped), to be included with a Plastbau® Metal casting, getting rid of thermal bridges.