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Durable spaces thanks to robust Pladur® Solidtex solutions

In all sectors, whether they are residential building, non-residential or refurbishment, the robust solutions Pladur® provides allow greater wall durability, less maintenance and saving on repairs.

Solidtex solutions achieve this thanks to exceptional mechanical properties:

Extra hard surface.

Surface hardness is the resistance bodies have to physical alterations such as penetration and scratching.

  • Boards with extra hard surfaces are those classified as “I” to standard EN 520.

  • To do so, they must obtain a diameter equal to or less than 15 mm according to the surface hardness test to standard EN 520.

  • The test consists of letting the board fall on a steel ball with a diameter of 50 mm and 510 ±10 gr mass from a height of 500 ±5 mm. The diameter of the trace the ball has left on the board is then measured. ****

Improved resistance

Boards with a higher resistance to breaking loads both along their length and breadth.

  • Improved resistance boards are those classified as “R” to standard EN 520.

  • To that end, they must obtain a breaking load above 300 N transversally and 725 N longitudinally for a board with a thickness of 12.5 mm, in a flexion resistance test to standard EN 520.

  • The test consists of placing test piece boards with a dimension of 300 x 400 mm under a load that is increased in a controlled way to breaking point.

Less deformation under loading

The rigidity of a board is measured by the Young module or elasticity module. This parameter is a constant that relates the traction or compression effort to the respective increase or decrease in length of an object subject to these forces. The longer the elasticity module, the less a board is deformed under effort and the more rigid it is.

Solidtex has a longitudinal Young module of >7 000 N/mm2 and a transversal one of 5400 N/mm2, nearly three times more rigid than a standard board.

High impact resistance

Partitions and cladding must absorb the usual thrust, blows or bumps under normal conditions of use. In some situations, a greater resistance is required than specified for more robust systems.

Different tests are used to verify impact resistance:

  • Hard impact: this consists of measuring the surface mark left by a steel ball, on hitting the partition surface.

  • Soft impact: this consists in measuring deformation to the partition after a series of impacts with a standard-sized sack with a mass of 50 kg. The sack is dropped from different heights

The key is the system

Solidtex combines boards with high resistance and mechanical rigidity along with a flexible construction system, which allows us to achieve systems:

  • Robust and flexible, that absorb great impact without structural or functional damage.

  • With high load resistance.

  • Versatile, as Solidtex is a type H1 water resistant board to EN 520, fit both for dry as well as humid areas.

  • High standard of acoustic insulation, thanks to its massive scale and the mass-spring-mass principle of laminated plasterboard systems.

  • High thermal insulation, as the whole chamber is filled with mineral wool.

High thermal insulation, as the whole chamber is filled with mineral wool: **lightness and easy installation. **.

The following graph shows a value curve of the different features of Solidtex systems compared with traditional brick systems.

ROBUST

  • High impact resistance

  • Extra hard surface

  • Less deformation under loading

  • Greater anti-burglary security (level 2 to standards EN 1601, 1602, 1603)

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Greater anti-burglary security (level 2 to standards EN 1601, 1602, 1603)

  • Easy, quick, clean, dry installation

  • High Acoustic and Thermal Insulation

  • Light, without excess burden on the frame

  • Flexible system, absorbs structural deformations of the building

  • Quality finish (flatness)