Getting warmer with an innovative idea.
CALOSTAT® enables an exceptionally slender style of building facade, which means facades can be easily renovated within the borders of the property. Applicable facades include, for example, unitized facades, curtain-type (ventilated) facades, and concrete sandwich elements. In the case of new construction, CALOSTAT® is also proven as an effective insulator that creates a slender profile.
CALOSTAT® is particularly well suited to facades made predominantly of pure glass, especially floor slabs and utility rooms—in other words, everywhere an equally slender structure in relation to the glass facade is desired, but one that also serves as a privacy shield.
With its thermal conductivity of only λ = 0.019 W/(m K)—in accordance with AbZ WLS 021—CALOSTAT® can save up to 50% in insulation thickness compared to conventional mineral insulating materials. This, in turn, expands the design possibilities for planners and architects.
There are additional advantages: In facade engineering, fewer wall structures mean fewer static loads and less construction work, and in prefab design, transport capacities are increased by the thinner wall structures.
The advantages compared
Compared to current high-performance heat insulating materials, CALOSTAT® is long-lasting. Unlike vacuum insulation panels (VIP), for example, no vacuum is required for achieving effective thermal conductivity. CALOSTAT® is completely water resistant, thanks to its core hydrophobicity. Even in the event of a leak in the watertight layer, CALOSTAT® loses none of its stability, unlike conventional fiber insulation products. Because of its low equilibrium moisture of below 1% when saturated with water, the material insulates as well during and after repair as it did on the first day.