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Are you a manufacturer or contractor of facade products, or an asset manager? Then you know better than anyone that in general extensive glass areas are done using various rubber profiles that need to be resistant to the prevailing climate conditions, like UV radiation, heat, moist and frost, in order to remain water tight, preferably during the entire lifetime of the building.

Other buildings, like colossal industrial buildings, often are made of sandwich panels, profiles made out of metal sheets and HPL composite wall panels. In order to prevent the metal skins from the occurrence of corrosion these are coated with durable polymers in all kinds of colours and with the intention that these colours remain fast-dyed. HPL composite wall panels need to be resistant to weathering conditions.

Testing your products

Kiwa polymers experts deliver many services in the field of rubber profiles and polymer coatings and on all kind of other polymers that are used in the building envelope.
In the laboratories of BDA Test Institute all various tests on the characteristics of these products as well as system tests on the applied products are performed. Furthermore on site testing of rubber profiles for windows and doors on wind and water tightness is performed according to European standards.

More information

Please feel free to contact us for your testing or consultancy questions at:

Polymer expert
Kiwa BDA Expert Centre Building Envelope
BDA Test Institute

About Kiwa

Kiwa has specialized business units that focus on specific market segments, in the Netherlands and internationally. We offer specialist services in areas such as energy and water, fire safety and security, infrastructure, roof and facade advice, sports facilities and training. You can contact these business units for testing, inspection, certification, training and consultancy tailored to your market segment.