High Strength Lightweight composites for Architecture and Construction
Design Flexibility with Advanced Composites
There is a growing need in the building, construction and architecture industries for high strength, lightweight, recycled and recyclable materials with longevity and design freedom characteristics. The Gurit product range has been developed to respond to this need.
Gurit Kerdyn™, made with up to 100% recycled PET content, is a highly adaptable, recyclable, thermoplastic core material with a good balance of mechanical properties and cost for a wide range of applications and processes.
Gurit’s advanced epoxy know-how as composites market leaders allows us to offer award-winning, low-toxicity chemistry, bio-based products, and a sustainable supply chain.
Epoxy Systems Applications
Chemical anchors & wood/metal repair
Grouts & putties
Crack repair & laminating
Gurit Kerdyn™ Applications
Thermal bridge-free installation of windows and balcony doors
Separation walls in wet and damp rooms
Door inserts for wet rooms
Windowsill connection profiles
Window frame extensions
Window & door base junctions
Carrier boards for plaster, tile and gypsum
Tile & kitchen counters
Secure connection of insulation to concrete upstands
“If these plastic bottles we recycle to make PET core go instead to landfill, they could take up to 500 years to decompose. In addition, producing products from recycled plastics reduces energy requirements by two-thirds.“
Composite Products for Building and Construction
Highly adaptable, recyclable, thermoplastic core material with good balance of mechanical properties, temperature resistance, density and cost for a wide range of applications and processes. Gurit Kerdyn™ is compatible with a wide range of resin systems including epoxy, vinyl ester, unsaturated polyester and phenolic resins.
Gurit’s multi-purpose epoxy systems can be used in a wide range of applications and can be used for bonding, coating, laminating and filling.
More information about Composites for Building and Construction
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Architectural and Construction Solutions with Gurit Kerdyn™ Green
The White Bow
The Gazechim Composites Ibérica logistics centre in Valencia, Spain, also known as The White Bow due to the image it evokes of a ship sailing on the sea, was constructed using composite materials in different elements of the global project. It features an impressive 340sqm, curved, self-supporting canopy, made possible using Kerdyn™ PET.
Sustainable Base Profiles for Windows and Doors
When considering which material to use for bridging the spaces between the building construction and door and window frames, the list of material properties is considerable: strength, durability, insulating capability and fire retardancy to name just a few. Pflüger TOB, has gone one step further and added sustainability to this list with Gurit Kerdyn™ FR.
Building damage caused by water ingress around windowsills is common in both new and renovated buildings alike and is often caused by voids between the windowsills and buildings. The “FIXOTHERM with FIX-PLUS” system, made with Gurit Kerdyn™ FR, was developed to resolve this problem. It offers a watertight solution for bridging gaps between windowsills and the surrounding construction.
A new astronomy centre in Tekapo, New Zealand is set to house one of the world’s most famous Victorian-era telescopes inside a custom observatory dome: the restored Brashear Telescope, named after the American astronomypioneer John Brashear. The telescope, which dates back to the late 1800s, stands up to 10 metres tall when measured from the base and as a result requires a suitably large dome to house it.
“Quality and sustainability are a key focus for Gurit. Our quality team works with the goal of producing the best performing material for our customers, preserving energy, reducing waste and optimizing the use of our recycled raw material.“
Creating a Strong Sustainability Platform
Gurit annually reports on sustainability related topics and performance indicators. The Gurit Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), core option.
RECYCLING TEMPERED GLASS PLATES for use in swimming pool filtration systems
The Gurit site in Magog recycles the tempered glass plates used for assembling the moulds in production for SAN structural core foam.