26 October 2016

Tata Steel launches new flat panel

Tata Steel launch Formawall® - an outstanding flat insulated panel used for external wall cladding and capable of producing an eye-catching look for any building envelope.

Formawall® is an outstanding flat insulated panel used for external wall cladding and capable of producing an eye-catching look for any building envelope. The flat smooth surface enhances the appearance of the insulated panels to provide a visual attractiveness more striking than its rivals. The unique secret-fix joint detail design allows primary fixings to be hidden from view creating a spectacular external finish with crisp, clean uninterrupted lines. The end result is an aesthetic finish that rivals rainscreen façades but at a fraction of the cost and faster, less complicated build time.

“We are delighted to share with our customers the details and benefits of using Formawall® flat insulated panels and how the system can provide a high-end architectural appearance to create a stunning façade suitable for a number of applications,” said Jo Evans, Commercial Director, Building Systems UK at Tata Steel.

“Formawall® is manufactured from Colorcoat Prisma® pre-finished steel in all colours, and a range of sizes which are readily available for quick delivery. As well as the standard Colorcoat Prisma® colour range, we can also supply customer-specific non-standard colours that have been developed specifically for clients to match their branding or corporate colours.”

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Manufactured in the UK by Tata Steel, Formawall® is the only PIR insulated flat panel on the market to be certified to the Building Research Establishment (BRE), BES 6001 responsibly sourced standard. Showcasing Tata Steel's commitment to corporate responsibility, the panel also increases credits under the Responsible Sourcing of Materials to achieve higher rated BREEAM buildings.

Available with Platinum® Plus system guarantee of up to 30 years, the panel is also FM approved, and the Colorcoat Prisma® external face pre-finished steel is covered by Confidex® Guarantee for up to 30 years upon online registration. These Guarantees provide peace of mind to the building owner that the wall panels will continue to look good for many years to come and are built to last.

There is no limit to the smooth seamless shapes and forms that can be achieved using Formawall® which can be laid horizontally as well as vertically. Available with an insulation thickness of 70mm, 90mm and 120mm and bespoke lengths up to 12 metres, the panels are capable of achieving U-values down to 0.17W/m2K.

Formawall® offers architects and designers extensive design possibilities, allowing them to create unique modern design solutions that are ideal for use on new build or refurbishment projects.

For further information:
Contact Tara Greenman or Alastair Doyle at CIB on 01372 371800 or send an email to alastaird@cibcomms.co.uk.

About Tata Steel’s European operations
Tata Steel is Europe's second largest steel producer, with steelmaking in the UK and Netherlands, and manufacturing plants across Europe. The company supplies high-quality steel products to the most demanding markets, including construction, automotive, packaging, lifting & excavating, energy and aerospace. Tata Steel works with customers to develop new steel products that give them a competitive edge. The combined Tata Steel group is one of the world’s largest steel producers, with a steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and 75,000 employees across five continents.

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