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Laminam panels – lightweight, durable, colour fast
Two of the biggest issues to have faced the New Zealand construction industry in recent times have concerned leaky buildings and earthquake resilience. So it's not surprising that specifiers are seeking out high-performance products and materials that will go the distance.
The Laminam CS45 Cavity System is such a product. The system combines 3.5mm thick Laminam porcelain panels with an aluminium cassette system to provide a highly durable, lightweight cladding. Because the system weighs just 13kg/m2, it reduces loadings on superstructure and foundations, which can lead to significant savings.
Lightweight facades are also well suited to areas of seismic risk, as they do not create much momentum in a seismic event. This system has been tested with up to +/- 80mm of inter-floor movement without loss of performance.
The Laminam porcelain panels each measure 3000 x 1000mm, and are available in more than 80 colours and finishes, including solid colours, patterns, woodgrains, stone, gloss and metallic finishes. Twenty-four of these colours are held in stock in New Zealand – the rest can be imported to order from Italy.
Laminex New Zealand says Laminam panels can handle extreme hot and cold, won't rot, and are certified non combustible. As they don't contain organic pigments, they are resistant to UV rays and won't fade. In addition, they are scratch resistant, virtually graffiti proof and easy to clean. There is a 15-year warranty on the Laminam panel.
For more details, contact Laminex New Zealand, phone 0800 303 606. Email: email@example.com. Website:www.laminexnewzealand.co.nz .
First published date: 19 December 2013