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Innovative Aluminum Applications in UAE’s Metal Industry: Cladding, Curtain Walls, and More

Innovative Aluminum Applications in UAE’s Metal Industry
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6/20/2024

Innovative Aluminum Applications in UAE’s Metal Industry: Cladding, Curtain Walls, and More

Technal is proud to be at the forefront of revolutionizing the metal industry in the UAE. As a leader in architectural aluminum solutions, our cutting-edge products, which include aluminum cladding, curtain walls, sliding doors, and facades, are designed to meet the highest standards in performance and aesthetics.

 

This blog takes a look at the multiple applications of aluminum across the UAE’s metal industries and explores how Technal’s innovative solutions improve building performance and sustainability.

 

The Growing Importance of Aluminum in UAE’s Construction Industry

 

The UAE is well known for its many ambitious architectural projects and the innovative use of required materials. Aluminum has become a sought after material in this respect, becoming a cornerstone in modern construction thanks to its lightweight, durable nature that is also resistant to corrosion and the harsh climate of the UAE. The metal’s recyclability also aligns with the UAE’s pledge to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

 

Aluminum Cladding: Enhancing Aesthetics and Durability

 

Aluminum cladding is a popular choice for building exteriors in the UAE. It enhances the aesthetic appeal of buildings and provides superior protection against the elements. Technal's cladding solutions offer a variety of decorative elements that can be incorporated onto the facade for enhanced thermal comfort and solar gain management. Our TENTAL system allows for integrating solar shading systems, reducing thermal transmittance and contributing to energy efficiency.

 

Aluminum Curtain Walls: The Pinnacle of Modern Architecture

 

Technal's aluminum curtain wall systems, such as TENTAL and GEODE, are designed to meet the highest standards of performance and aesthetics. These systems offer multiple exterior aspects, including feature caps, horizontal and vertical lines, flat caps, and structural silicone glazing. The TENTAL system, for instance, provides a modular approach with 50 mm and 60 mm wide profiles that support large-sized glazing units, maximizing transparency and minimizing the visibility of profiles.

 

The GEODE system offers a comprehensive curtain walling suite that combines high thermal performance with a wide range of aesthetic options. It uses the same mullion and transom grid, enabling designers to vary the building envelope's external appearance while benefiting from a fully integrated system. This flexibility allows for consistent sight lines and interfaces across a project, involving full-height glazing, Trame, or structurally glazed features.

 

Aluminum Sliding Doors: Seamless Integration and Performance

 

Aluminum sliding doors are another key application in modern construction, providing seamless integration with curtain wall systems. Technal's sliding doors are designed to meet high weather-tightness performance standards, including air permeability, water tightness, and resistance to wind pressure. Our products offer large dimensions and high infill weights, ensuring robust and reliable performance.

 

The compatibility of our sliding doors with the TENTAL and GEODE curtain wall systems allows for a cohesive and visually appealing building design. The high-quality components used in our sliding doors ensure long-term durability and low maintenance, making them an ideal choice for residential and commercial projects in the UAE.

 

Aluminum Facades: A Blend of Functionality and Elegance

 

Aluminum facades play a crucial role in the overall aesthetics and functionality of a building. Technal’s facade solutions are designed to provide excellent thermal performance, energy efficiency, and visual appeal. The TENTAL facade system, for example, uses Hydro CIRCAL, a range of prime quality aluminum made with a minimum of 75% recycled end-of-life aluminum. This sustainable approach reduces solid waste and minimizes the carbon footprint, contributing to greener building practices.

 

The modularity and flexibility of Technal’s facade systems allow for various design options, including different caps, colors, and glazing techniques. This adaptability allows creating unique and striking building designs that meet architects' and developers' specific needs and preferences.

 

Economic and Environmental Benefits of Aluminum

 

Aluminum’s recyclability and durability make it a highly sustainable material for construction. Using recycled aluminum, Technal significantly reduces the environmental impact of its products. The TENTAL system’s thermal break elements are made from recycled xPET, giving everyday water and beverage bottles a second life. This commitment to sustainability is further reinforced by TENTAL’s certification process to obtain the Cradle to Cradle label. This process ensures that our products contribute to the construction of sustainable buildings eligible for environmental certifications like LEED, BREAM, WELL, VERDE, and LEVEL (s).

 

In addition to environmental benefits, aluminum offers significant economic advantages. Its durability reduces maintenance costs, while its lightweight nature lowers transportation and installation expenses. Using advanced manufacturing techniques and high-quality components in Technal’s products ensures long-term performance and cost efficiency, making aluminum a smart investment for construction projects in the UAE.

 

Technal: Leading the Way in Aluminum Innovation

 

Technal is proud to be a key player in the UAE’s metal industries, providing innovative aluminum solutions that meet the evolving demands of modern architecture. Our commitment to quality, sustainability, and design excellence is evident in our extensive range of products, from cladding and curtain walls to sliding doors and facades.

 

By continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible with aluminum, we are helping to shape the future of the UAE’s built environment. Whether through the integration of solar shading systems, the use of recycled materials, or the development of modular and flexible design options, Technal is dedicated to delivering solutions that enhance both the performance and aesthetics of buildings.

 

In conclusion, aluminum’s versatile applications in cladding, curtain walls, sliding doors, and facades are transforming the construction landscape in the UAE. Technal’s innovative products are at the forefront of this transformation, offering sustainable, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing solutions that meet the highest standards of modern architecture. As the UAE continues to grow and develop, aluminum will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping its future, and Technal will remain a leader in driving this change.