SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry will showcase for the first time in the Americas, STADECK™ heavy duty-panels for scaffolding and numerous other applications, at the NAHB – International Builders Show in Las Vegas on February 19–21. This follows the successful launch of these high-strength but extremely lightweight panels for the building and construction industry in Europe last year. Lightweight and highly durable, STADECK™ panels are made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin and are up to 60 percent lighter than wooden planks. The weight savings have an important influence on energy consumption during transport where SABIC estimates the total savings cost can be over 30 percent. Moreover, the excellent recyclability and long expected lifetime of STADECK™ panels make them more sustainable and efficient than standard wooden planks often used for scaffolding. Due to their unique construction, STADECK™ panels can stay outdoors for long periods and never rot or corrode. The panels are highly resistant to weathering, which means they withstand not only UV radiation and rain, but also chemicals commonly used in the construction industry. They have excellent flame-retardant properties as well. STADECK™ panels conform to NEN-EN 12811-1, the European standard that specifies performance requirements and methods of structural and general design for access and working scaffolds. They also have anti-slip properties, which is an important requirement for workers on building sites. In addition to scaffolding, the panels offer significant advantages in applications where weight saving and high strength are important. STADECK™ panels are well suited for frame works decking, fencing, floodwalls, jetties, sheathing, wheel chair ramps and numerous other purposes. They can be installed quickly and easily, which makes them ideal for temporary applications such as flooring at events and festivals. Because they are more lightweight, they are also easier to handle than wooden panels. The panels, which can be produced in different colors, come in standard dimensions - gauge 2.165 in, width 9.06 in; and lengths of 118 in and 236 in - with custom lengths available on request. For more information: sfs.sabic.eu/product/lexan-building-systems END NOTES TO EDITORS
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