The FoAM-BUILD project has developed thermoplastic particle foam using newly developed raw materials, additives and process set-ups as well as a new system for the prevention of bio-organism growth that occurs at the outer surface of thermo-insulated facades.
A nano-scaled structure was used for the particle foam cell morphology to achieve the targeted insulation behaviour; new polymer blends and nano-scaled nucleating agents in combination with a new high pressure drop rate expansion process were developed to create the nano-cellular foam.
During the project Ateknea Solutions contributed to the development of a new system for the prevention of bio-organism growth. Particularly, Ateknea’s contribution consisted of developing a new facade monitoring solution including both the hardware components and the sensor data acquisition and processing software that controls the system.
The Project successfully concluded on the 31st of August, achieving the following expected results:
- Test setup for investigation of growth of micro-organisms under dynamic conditions
- Accelerated base coat commercially available (Alsecco Alsitop SF and Alsecco Armatop X-Press)
- Field testing of algal/fungal prevention system in Germany and the UK
- Halogen-free flame retardant low thermal conductivity insulation foam