Further technical information such as composition and manufacture, size and weight, performance and manufacture
Composition and manufacture
White exterior grade PVC-U as standard comprising 100% recycled material with additives for impact resistance and UV stability. Colour profiles up to 96% recycled. Manufactured to ISO 9001:2000.
Size and weight
A full range of profiles to complement all common plaster and render depths, from 4mm to 22mm, are available. PowerBeads have 65mm wings and back plates for maximum speed and accuracy of application.
Twelve stock colours complement all popular through-colour renders. Exposed parts of profiles are the smallest most unobtrusive available, ideal for scraped renders. Use of coloured movement joints is aesthetically superior to traditional methods.
Complies with BS EN 13914-1:2005; exceeds standards for metal beads in BS EN 13658-2:2005. PVC-U additives provide impact resistance, transmitting shock waves, reducing damage to render in impact. UV stabilizers maximise life of colour.
Unique box section design in PowerBeads give extreme strength. A honeycomb design in the wings and back plates maximises bead integrity and the keying area for penetration of render.
Effect of fire BS 476-7:1997, Class 1Y. Will not contribute to the combustion of the system.
Standard industry practice and tools can be used. PVC-U beads are safer to handle than metal beads as cut edges are not sharp. PowerBeads can be mechanically fixed without mortar dabs, reducing installation time by 40%.
Zinc free. There is also 100% recycled content in White beads, resulting in up to 96% less embodied energy than raw material. All beads can be recycled upon deconstruction of the building.