thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) are pleased to add Novelis ff2® to our already comprehensive range of architectural products. Novelis ff2® is a pre-painted aluminium flat sheet product, specifically designed and manufactured for the cladding and facades industry. It is available in a variety of different colours.
Novelis ff2® is an AlMg3 / 5754 substrate with a PVdF coating. Similar span and fixing widths to 3mm 1050, therefore reducing the weight required by a third.
Having a composition of just aluminium and PVdF it is a non combustible product and has an A1 certified rating to DIN EN 13501.
This product is permitted for use as cladding or facade on public and residential building, to any height.
It's PVdF coating (80 PVdF / 20 resin) has excellent colour and gloss retention meaning it is low maintenance, is BBA certified and has a 20 year fully insured warranty upon application.
Available in a wide range of colours
Novelis ff2® is available in a wide range of solid, metallic and structured colours from stock. A larger range of colours is available for larger projects on a longer lead time.
Non combustible - A1 certified according to DIN EN 13501
Novelis ff2® is a non combustible product and has been certified with a A1 fire rating to DIN EN 13501. This means that there is no restriction on it's use on either public or residential buidlings and can be used on buildings to any height.
It has excellent non smoking properties and because it is manufactured from just an aluminium substrate and PVdF coating, it has excellent non drip properties.
High strength - wide span width
Novelis ff2® has a weight of approx 5.4kg per sq.mtr. and yet retains similar span and fixing widths of 3mm AlMg1 (1050). This means the weight of the project can be reduced by a third while keeping the same fixing widths.
This lower weight helps reduce installation and transport costs without compromising on the materials ability to handle high stress environments e.g. tall buildings with high wind loads.
Weather resistant PVdF coating
The PVdF coating used on Novelis ff2® is applied in either 2 or 4 layers (depending on the colour) and then stove enamelled. This is done in a continual coil process ensuring continuity of colour and gloss throughout the batch.
The PVdF used is of the highest quality (80/20) and because of this high concentration, FF2® has excellent weather and UV resistance.
PVdF 80/20 has been tested and been found to outperform Silicone Polyester, Acrylic, Vinyl Plastisol and Urethane in both colour and gloss retention and chalking based on Floridian tests.