26 September 2017
26 September 2017
The roof of the newly constructed 'Pavilion of Inspirations' at the headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid, Spain, was built using Saertex LEO materials which offer fire protection.
The pavilion and its 172 m2 roof were designed by Lord Norman Foster, David Delgado, Raúl Gómez and Jorge López. The roof takes the form of an airplane wing. It is carried on a concealed steel structure which protrudes over a structural glass façade with no apparent support, giving the impression that the roof is hovering. The overall surface of the roof is subdivided into ten 3 m parallel panels which taper to a narrower end. The benefits of this structure lie primarily in weight savings compared to other materials, and in the various design options that it offers.
The unique design was executed by Carbures Civil Works Spain, and it employs fibre reinforced composite sandwich panels made of Saertex LEO. The structural fibreglass laminates manufactured using the vacuum infusion process are said to be impervious to UV radiation and are resistant to fire in accordance with European standard DIN EN 13501.
Extensive R&D research and testing have resulted in the market-leading AIREX T92 successful reformulation. While AIREX T92 is based on virgin PET, the reformulated T92 now contains post-consumer bottle PET, making the product even more sustainable.
Notus Composites (UAE) will supply the fire retardant prepregs for the 3D façade panels of the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
LANXESS will be attending the In-Adhesives Symposium in Munich this year with an expert presentation. Ronald M. Emanuel, Jr., Senior R&D Scientist, Global Research and Development Adhesives, at LANXESS’s Urethane Systems business unit, will speak about ‘Unique High Performance Low Monomer Urethane Prepolymers for Hot Melt Adhesives’ on 26 February 2019.