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Lightweight skins for architecture
Friday, 14 February 2014

Nidaplast will showcase its Nidaskin range of composite panels for designers and architects at next month?s JEC Composites show in Paris.

The sandwich panels are characterised by low weight, acoustic and heat insulation, and high strength. Finished edges consist of a polypropylene honeycomb core and a choice of five different skins ? medium-density fibreboard (MDF), high-pressure laminate (HPL), polyester, aluminium and MDF and HPL.

The target markets are indoor/outdoor architecture, partitioning, furniture, worktops, private passenger cars,and events.

?What is really new is that our products can be tailored to customer specifications,? says Nidaplast engineer Fabien Vaillant.? ?We can meet the demands of designers with a custom offer in terms of dimensions, thickness, edges, choice of skin, fire protection possibilities. Nidaplast solutions are also evolving to meet increasing demand for ultra-lightweight products that are tinted, ready to use, and even more compliant with environmental regulations.?

Nidaplast 8 FR is a fire retardant material with the ability to slow down flame propagation despite being extremely thin. An M1 fire classification for the skin is sufficient for the entire panel to be classified as such.