Presentation on theme: "Large Structural Panels Using Thermoplastic Composite ACMA January 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Large Structural Panels Using Thermoplastic Composite ACMA January 2011
All of our products are based on Thermoplastic reinforced with continuous fibres (composites) Clean Fabrication Better performance, in climates (-40c to 80c) Impact resistant, 100% Non-Toxic + Environmentally Friendly Fibre&Matrix Glass Carbon Kevlar Thermoplastic Extremly light, non-corrosive, durable, Reusable, Weldable
What is a Sandwich Panel? A panel with plastic, metal, paper or other material enclosed between two layers of a different material. Generally, face plates may be fabricated with stiff materials as compared to the core that is fabricated by materials like plastics, composites etc….
A.S. Panel Composite (Commingled yarn of polypropylene and fibreglass) used as face plates. Core material is generally fabricated by PP Honeycomb or Foam
Composite Material Fiber: Glass Carbon Kevlar Matrix: Thermoplastic Thermoset
Advantages of Thermoplastic Clean fabrication Reusable, reformable, weldable, flexible Non-toxic and environmental friendly Better performance in low & high temperature More resistant in impact Low cost
? OUR SOLUTION ?
Solution Sandwich structure + Using a continuous Process (sequentially heating - compacting - cooling ) = (Innovative Machine)
Capabilities Length up to 20 ft and more (7.0 m) Production rate: 4 ft/min (1.2m /min) Thickness of panels 0.25 to 4 in (6 to 100 mm) Core and face plates are fused (not adhered in pp cores) Flexibility in forming; drums can be altered to obtain any desired shape (not just flat)
Advantages of A.S Panel Compared to other alternatives: Lighter Easy to transport, to manipulate and to install Energy dissipation in impact especially at low temperature
Applications Bridge Deck Slab Corrosion free Long life span Weight reduction
Thermoplastic polymer reinforced with Fiberglas 0.5 mm to 6 mm thick Up to 3mm in width, Unlimited length Superior to competitive panels such as plywood, steel, Aluminum, Fiberglas, etc Some applications in production through our partners Some applications tested successfully, and ready to be used Some application under testing directly with AS Composite (*More information on testing available upon request due to confidentiality
Structural Performance One floor buildings: Used for wall, roof and floor without any extra structure and can resist harsh climate loadings (ex: abundant snow in Canada, violent wind in Mexican Gulf up to 200 km/hrs, strong seismic load) Two floors and more: Used as internal and external self supporting Used as internal and external self supportingwalls
Structural Performance (cntd) Bending Strength (3 Points test, ASTM3931): Bending Strength (3 Points test, ASTM3931): 61.8 Mpa Compression Strength (ASTM C365): Compression Strength (ASTM C365): 21.7 Mpa Impact Strength (Room temperature, appraised by a falling dart impact test with Ф20 mm spherical head Impact Strength (Room temperature, appraised by a falling dart impact test with Ф20 mm spherical head > 250J/m2 Missile Impact Test TAS 201 based on Florida Missile Impact Test TAS 201 based on Florida Building Code results: No penetration in exterior skin
Coating AS Panel Covering AS Panel surface by interlayer (Polyester/Glass fiber mat) during the fabrication process allows a perfect adhesion to: Concrete Concrete Acrylic Latex Paint Acrylic Latex Paint Plaster or other similar materials Plaster or other similar materials
Thermal Performance For 100 mm thick:For 100 mm thick: Minimum R value : R20 = 0.9 m 2 ºCJW No Thermal Bridge inNo Thermal Bridge in walls or roof Thermal Stability within -29ºC to 100ºC, 97% Humidity is 2%Thermal Stability within -29ºC to 100ºC, 97% Humidity is 2% Water vapor permeability < 1Water vapor permeability < 1
Fire performance (using Fire Retardant) Test ASTM E Specimen: Panel: Panel: 100 mm thick (1.5 mm skin), 0.6 m x 7.3m, core: Fiber Glass/EPS fire retardant Results: Flame spread Index (FSI) 5 Smoke Developed Index (SDI) 135 Time to ignition 502 sec Dripping and flammingNon No Dangerous Gas emited in fire
Fire Performance AS panel may be used as Structural Insulated panel for internal or external walls in Multi floor building if: Coated with fire retardant cover such as: Ferox 18 mils or Ferox 18 mils or Firetec Firetec Coated with chalk or concrete Coated with chalk or concrete Finished with chalk sheet (Dry wall) Finished with chalk sheet (Dry wall) AS Panels with these coatings meet: Class A of International Building Code Chapter 8 interior finish, Section 803 Class A of International Building Code Chapter 8 interior finish, Section 803 NFPA 5000 Chapter 10 interior finish, section 10.3 NFPA 5000 Chapter 10 interior finish, section 10.3 Testing based on ASTM E84-05 Testing based on ASTM E84-05
Partners National Research Council Canada (NRC / IMI) Sherbrooke University Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M I T) British Columbia (UBC)Industrial Material Initiative (IMI)Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
Opportunities Unique process and product (patent-pending) Became a reference of this domain of activity Creates possibilities for development of new industrial applications Energize technology transfer
Conclusion Although it seems the A.S. Panels costs more compared to materials like metal and Aluminum, its lower cost for handling, assembly, transportation and maintenance makes it more competitive and efficient on the market.
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