With increasing demand for 60mm curtain wall systems, architectural aluminium systems specialist Sapa has launched the Technal MY Curtain Walling System. Offering real architectural versatility, this new facade range will allow architects, specifiers and fabricators to create curtain walls with larger glass spans than ever before – achieving a glazed surface area of up to 12m2.
Larger dimensions than ever before
Capable of incorporating wider and taller panes of glass than current 50mm aluminium systems, the MY curtain walling system provides a 62mm wall structure allowing for maximised glazed surfaces of up to 12m2, weighing up to 680kg. A larger glazing pocket gives increased glass edge clearance to accommodate building movements that can be expected on larger projects.
Suited to a range of applications
Ideal for new build or refurbishment curtain wall applications that architecturally command maximum natural light and slim sight lines, the new MY is suitable many types of projects.
For large glass facades such as those on out-of-town retail developments, schools and university applications or curtain walls for tall office or residential buildings, where building movement is an issue, MY offers a whole new level of design and technical capability.
Creative, versatile aesthetics
Architecturally interesting facades can be created using different external effects, frame asymmetry as well as facetted constructions. In addition to the wide range of finishes and colours available, design options include flat pressure plate caps, which provide a smooth appearance - a good alternative to structural glazing using standard glass units.
Commenting on the launch of the new MY system, Technal’s National Sales Manager, Allan Barr said: “We have introduced the MY as a new aluminium curtain wall range in addition to the popular existing MX curtain wall system. The MY packages many features that are available from our current curtain walling offer in one flexible yet fully integrated system.
“What we were finding was that customers were wanting to stretch the capabilities of the 50mm systems. The profile strength in the new range can avoid the need for secondary supportive steel structures whilst delivering those all-important uninterrupted views.”
Passive House performances achievable
MY curtain wall meets energy consumption reduction requirements and in the high insulation version, the system offers Passive House performances with U values as low as Ucw = 0.61 W/m²k.
Engineered for simple, fast assembly and installation
Engineered intelligently to reduce waste and maximise cost efficiency, MY is an optimised solution with fewer profiles, a simple tooling system and is available as 7m bar lengths for larger spans.
Cleverly designed for simple, fast assembly and installation, the MY uses specialist designed profiles where the mullion and transom can be the same and yet combine the proven weather performance capability of over-lapping connections including a patented connection block. Load carrying capability is achieved with a simple yet strong joint system called PIN, which reduces factory and installation times yet delivers the very large weight carrying capabilities.
Find out more about the new MY curtain walling system here.
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