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August 2012

Décortech Launches New Profix TS-EQ Seismic System for Trespa Panels

Décortech has developed the new Profix System for its Trespa panels, to meet seismic demands. The new TS-EQ Profix System is a multi-level commercial system developed specifically for the New Zealand market.

TS-EQ was tested for a serviceability seismic displacement of +/- 20 mm on an inter-storey height of 4 m or +/- 0.5% of floor height. Under these conditions the system is designed to move and return to its original condition with its weather-ability intact. The ultimate racking test of the TS-EQ system was 56 mm on a 4 m floor. The same system achieved 87 mm under further testing with no discernible damage to the panels or system.

TS-EQ should be detailed in conjunction with specifically designed seismic solutions for the structure, RAB and windows.

Décortech has taken into account the requirement for a weathertight cavity façade system with the ability to withstand seismic events. The company will work closely with specifiers to design a compliant system and the system will be designed to meet the SLS and ULS of both wind and earthquake requirements.

As with its other Profix systems, TS-EQ offers architects design flexibility when combined with Trespa panel, and the extensive range of colours, four different finishes and the impact-, UV- and graffiti-resistance Trespa provides. Both concealed and exposed fixing options are available.

Talk to Décortech at building concept stage regarding the best panel layout and yield to achieve your design within budget. Décortech will work and co-ordinate with specifiers to provide efficient nesting of panels within master Trespa sheets and tailor a design to the requirements of your seismic and wind report.


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