SAF’ACADE, verticalt hermal insulation
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High-Tech Material

Over 240 minutes’ fire resistance
Environmentally sound
No vapour barrier
Eco-efficient – resists fungal growth

SAF’ACADE technology

SAF’ACADE is an innovative spray-on insulation material composed of randomly oriented non-metallic fibres with a wool-like consistency.
This new material contains a significant proportion of alkali oxides and silicon-earth oxides, and has a melting point greater than 1000 degrees Celsius.

SAF’ACADE has European Technical Assessment (ETA)approval as well as CE marking which guarantees compliance with EU directives, and the conformance of manufacturing with the fundamental quality standards and regulations (health, safety and environmental protection).


Isolation thermique verticale

Notable characteristics

SAF’ACADE is a spray-applied insulationmaterial that is much quicker to installthaninsulation panels, offering 50% higher productivity.

SAF’ACADE is more thermally efficient than applied panels because there is no thermal bridging between panels, and no fasteners. 15% increase in thermal resistance.

SAF’ACADE is rated A+(in France) for volatile organic compounds (VOCs); it is also hydrophobic and resistant to water vapour and humidity.

SAF’ACADE is resistant to corrosion, mould and bacteria, and does not undergochemical phase-change.

Fire Grenfell Tower - Incendie de la Tour Grenfell - isolation

SAF'ACADE technical approach

Saf’acade provides a solution to a key risk identified by insurers
Following the Grenfell Tower fire in London and four major fires in residential towers in Dubai, GDI International offers the definitive non-combustible thermal insulation solution for ventilated façades

A ventilated façade is a structural construction solution which thermally and acoustically insulates a building on the outside.
It consists of an insulating material, which can be fixed or spray-applied depending on the type, and an outer skin fastened to an aluminium framework that is integral to the building structure. It offers a high-quality and aesthetically-pleasing finishing cladding solution.
An air gap is left between the outer cladding and thermal insulator to provide natural ventilation. This technique avoids any thermal bridging and condensation.
The insulation inside the façade stays dry. Due to the high level of thermal protection afforded, a ventilated façade saves energy. It also avoids thermal bridging and is totally non-combustible.
A ventilated façade can be made from all types of composite materials, including wood and polymer composites.
The fixing system usually comprises T or L-shaped aluminium profiles, fixed to the supporting wall with stainless steel brackets and screws. Spacing of the brackets is in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations to avoid wind-induced flexing.
The outer cladding is fixed with support and retaining clips (mechanical fixing to transfer the load of the cladding to the profile) and polyurethane adhesive (chemical fixing for greater stability).

The ventilated façade is a thermal insulation and cladding system that addresses all construction, hygrometric, static, safety and aesthetic aspects of a building’s construction.

Visible fixing systems for ventilated façades

With this system, the technical ceramic cladding panels are fixed to the load-bearing structure of the ventilated façade by means of clips resting on the outside of the cladding and which are therefore visible. The structure comprisesbrackets fixed to the wall by chemical or mechanical anchors, depending on the type of wall.The thermal insulation material is sprayed onto the wall mechanically and covers all the surfaces to beinsulated. The vertical uprightsare also fireproofed by the application of the SAF’ACADEmaterial.

LA solution d'isolation thermique incombustible pour les façades ventilées

Invisible fixing systems for ventilated façades

With this system, the technical ceramic cladding panels are fixed to the metal structure by means of clips mounted on the back of the panels which are therefore completely invisible. The system comprises brackets fixed to the wall with chemical or mechanical anchors, depending on the type of wall.Ventilated façades fall into two categories: those with visible fixings and those with invisible fixings.The invisible fixing system offers aesthetic advantages because the outer fixings are hidden from view.

Techniques used in ventilated façades

The technical ceramic panels used on the ventilated façade are exclusively large-format panels in manufactured marble, granite, stone or slate.The final cost will depend on the range of surface areas of the panel:–The smaller the panel, the more fixings will be required which will in turn increase the cost of materials and installation.–For systems with invisible fixings, the larger the panel, the lower the price per meter for the work to be carried out and consequently the overall project costs will be lower.

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