SABIC launches STADECK™ heavy-duty panels

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, announces the launch of STADECK™, its new heavy- duty panel for the building and construction industry. Made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin, the panel is extremely lightweight and offers significant advantages across a wide range of construction applications and building techniques where weight saving is important.

STADECK™ heavy-duty panels

Although the panels are low weight, their innovative construction and design makes them remarkably strong. Additionally, STADECK™ panels have great weather- and chemical resistance, have anti-slip properties and excellent fire behavior. STADECK™ panels are NEN-EN 12811-1 certified which makes them a good candidate for scaffolding applications.

When compared to standard wooden planks, commonly used in the building industry, STADECK™ panels are a more sustainable option, due to their excellent recyclability and weight savings, which can be as much as 60 percent. Added to which, cost savings of up to 32 percent, the panels deliver significant handling advantages along with financial benefits – in addition to reducing overall construction weight.

“SABIC has always played a pioneering role in the development of ground-breaking new materials,” said Mr. Peter van den Bleek, Senior Product Manager. “The addition of STADECK™ panels to our portfolio of innovative products is further testament to SABIC’s forward-looking capabilities and commitment to delivering greater productivity, safety, and profitability to our building and construction customers.”

Corrosion-free and moisture resistant, STADECK™ panels have been shown to have a significantly longer life than wooden planks. The new panels are particularly well suited to building applications such as scaffolding, frameworks decking, fencing, floodwalls, jetties, sheathing, and wheelchair ramps, among many others. Quickly installed, STADECK™ panels are also well suited for temporary applications such as flooring at events and festivals.

The panels can be produced in different colors like wood, stone and grass variated colors – and come in the following standard dimensions, although custom lengths can be supplied on request: gauge 55 mm; width 230 mm; and lengths of 3,000 mm and 6,000 mm.

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