15. July 2019 | Buildtech

Slim concrete facades for residential buildings

Schlanke Betonfassaden für Wohngebäude
Slentex: The non-combustible, flexible insulation mat as core material in carbon concrete composite elements
Source: BASF

The use of new materials in combination with renewable energies is the secret of success for the housing of the future. In a pilot project in Leipzig, a house is being built with a hybrid load-bearing structure of carbon concrete and reinforced concrete.

To achieve particularly slim wall construction, the new Slentite and Slentex high-performance materials can be used to create an insulating layer between the layers of concrete, reducing the wall thickness by up to 50 percent over conventional insulation materials. Slimming down the exterior wall significantly facilitates not only new aesthetic approaches, but also a gain in space, which is becoming increasingly precious in inner-city building.

In addition, the two high-performance insulation materials can be integrated in the automated precasting of the elements in the concrete plant without further system adjustments. This is a feature offered solely by these high-performance insulants, as confirmed by Alexander Kahnt, chief architect and research associate at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK): “Owing to their outstanding insulation performance, Slentite and Slentex are ideal for the production of slim precast element walls.”

High-performance insulation in the automotive sector
Owing to their outstanding product properties, Slentite and Slentex are ideal for areas where conventional insulation materials are unsuitable. Saving space is a key criterion for motorhomes, caravans and in the transport industry. The prototypical motorhome, which is being fabricated for K 2019 in cooperation between a well-known recreational vehicle and motorhome manufacturer and BASF, shows how the slim insulation materials help to create valuable space for interior use.

K 2019 at Booth C21/D21, Hall 5

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