Simprolit insulation plate - is a composite product consisting of styrofoam, cement and special admixtures and it represents a part of Simprolit system for facade thermo-insulation.
Simprolit plates are easy to work with, they are characterized by excellent adhesion between composite layers, having also good frost-resistance (a structure made of Simprolit SUP plates prevents joints from freezing), as well as exceptional high temperature resistance. All these facts are very important for the complete durability of a thermally insulated facade in any climate region (it is a well known fact that the temperature measured on the facade surface could amount to 80°C, depending on its color and rate of exposure to the direct sun light).
Simprolit plates are mostly applied for facade thermoinsulation of already constructed buildings.
Also, Simprolit plates may be applied as an intermediate layer between concrete and formwork, acting as a thermal protection of concrete facade walls, beams and columns. After dismounting of the formwork, concrete elements protected with Simprolit plates may be plastered immediately, or just skimmed without additional reinforcement or "rabic" netting.
Application of Simprolit plates in upper floors and attics construction is also very practical. Namely, these plates can be used as both thermo-insulation and suspended ceiling plates, which could be just skimmed with cement paste mixed with fine sand, or with cement-based glue right after mounting. Upon request, they may also be plastered using a thin (3-5 mm) layer of cement-lime plaster, or just primed and painted.
The application of Simprolit plates as a part of Simprolit system for facade thermo-insulation brings significant work and cost reduction, no matter if it is a reconstructed or new facade.
Simprolit system represents a system for thermo-insulation of existing and new buildings that satisfies a whole spectrum of engineering physics' requirements, such as: thermo-insulation, steam permeability, fire resistance, impact resistance, strength, resistance to extreme climate conditions and durability (unequaled by other similar materials).
Simprolit system consists of following elements:
Except the above-mentioned elements, upon special design request it is also possible to produce other decorative elements (such as crowns, arches, ornaments, etc.) based on Simprolit polystyrene concrete.
Each of the above listed elements has a specific function in the Simprolit system, based on its physical-mechanical properties. For instance:
When compared to other widely spread thermo-insulation systems using so called "effective" plates (three-layered panels made of styrofoam, mineral wool, etc.), insulation with Simprolit system has many advantages, such as:
Simprolit plates are produced in standard dimensions length 1000 mm, width 750 mm and various thicknesses: 30 mm, 50 mm, 80 mm, 100 mm, 120 mm and 150 mm. Upon request, plates with other dimensions may also be produced.
Dimensions of standard Simprolit plates are defined in accordance to the following criteria: optimum weight of the elements during mounting process, structural relation between width and length of elements being 3:4 - which reduces the deformation of plates, simple manipulation, proximity to standard spans with minimum dispersion (for example, for thermo-insulation of attics the plates could be built in between the roof beams almost with no waste of the material).
Principally, 2 types of Simprolit plates are produced:
SOP - Simprolit single-layer plates are completely produced using Simprolit monolith of class D 350. In comparison with three-layer Simprolit plates, the single-layer plates have lesser thermo-insulation ability, but on the other hand larger strength, steam permeability, fire resistance and impact resistance. In accordance to that, Simprolit single-layer plates are used for thermo-insulation of plinths, staircases, buildings' corners, around window and door facade openings, as well as at other appropriate places. Because of all the above stated facts, Simprolit SOP plates represent an important part of the Simprolit facade thermo-insulation system.
Simprolit single-layer SOP plates are produced without folds, in one of six standard types: "SOP3"; "SOP5"; "SOP8"; "SOP10"; "SOP12" and "SOP15", were SOP stands for Simprolit single-layer plate, and numbers (3,5,...15) represent the plate thickness in cm (for instance: SOP5 stands for 5 cm thick Simprolit single-layer plate).
Comparing thermical properties - heat transfer coefficient (K) and heat transfer resistance coefficient (R) of Simprolit SUP plates with thermically equivalent full and hollow bricks, the conclusion can be derived that 31 cm thick full-brick wall can be replaced with 3 cm Simprolit plate (SUP3), and 218 cm thick full-brick wall can be replaced with 15 cm Simprolit plate (SUP15).
The middle layer of three-layer Simprolit SUP plates consists of styrofoam with 12-15 kg/m3 density, and outer layers are made of 10 mm thick Simprolit polystyrene concrete -class D300.
Simprolit thermo-insulation plates are produced in two kinds (with or without folds) and in many various types (thicknesses).
Simprolit facade thermo-insulation plates with folds (SUP) are produced in following standard types:
Simprolit facade thermo-insulation plates without folds (SUP_r) are produced in following standard types: