Pressure Plate System Increases Thermal Performance

The polyamide pressure plate system increases thermal performance compared with most traditional aluminum systems.

The polyamide pressure plate system increases thermal performance compared with most traditional aluminum systems.

Technoform Bautec has collaborated with its customer, YKK AP America Inc., to co-develop a polyamide pressure plate system that increases thermal performance compared with most traditional aluminum systems. The non-aluminum pressure plate is offered for 2- or 2.5-inch-wide systems.

In addition to the polyamide pressure plate, YKK APs YCW 750 XTP high-performance curtain wall features its MegaTherm structural polyamide struts with an additional thermal barrier.

The Technoform Bautec polyamide composition creates a thermal barrier that helps insulate 500 times better than aluminum. Because it expands and contracts at a rate similar to aluminum, its insulating profiles deliver water-tightness in a properly assembled profile. It also resists heat distortion and withstands most chemicals used in the construction industry.

Beyond thermal performance metrics, the Technoform Bautec insulating profiles also can contribute to building teams’ wellness and sustainable project goals, such as the daylighting and material health ingredient criteria detailed in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4. Demonstrating its commitment to these practices, the Technoform Bautec insulating profiles were awarded a Gold Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

The Technoform Bautec catalog contains more than 600 available product designs.

To learn more about the YKK AP YCW 750 XTP curtain wall system, please visit the website.

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