When we attended the Greenbuild 2013 Expo in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, given the material nature of fiberglass composite, we were understandably asked about GlasCurtain's structural integrity."Can composite really be as strong as aluminum?"
These charts say it all. From a pure strength perspective, GlasCurtain can have vertical spans just as long as aluminum systems like the Kawneer 7500.
However, from a practical perspective, since aluminum spans have to be rendered corossion resistant in anodizing tanks that are typically no more than 6 metres in length, GlasCurtain, being naturally corrosion resistant, achieves spans that are 50% longer than aluminum systems. This means long, clean lines and fewer stacking or tower joints.
So how did we answer Greenbuilders? With a resounding "Yes!"
It's no wonder that the second most asked question at the Expo was:
"Why hasn't anyone done this before?"