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External wall insulation system classified with European Technical Approval Fire Protection Class A. Alprotect Nova combines unique patented carbon technology and nano-hybrid binders, resulting in a mineral wool external wall insulation system that sets new standards in terms of protection and durability. The system formulations can also be applied with light reflectance values as low as 5%, ensuring most shades of colour including dark ones and even black can be used successfully for the façades finish.

Features/ Benefits:

  • Maximum fire protection.
  • Patented carbon fibre technology.
  • UV stable.
  • Unrivalled impact strength from thin coat system.
  • Highest level of dark colours permissible.
  • 30% application time saving compared with conventionally reinforced systems.
  • Maximum level of crack resistance.
  • Enhanced protection from algae and fungal growth.

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Standard product features

Fire rating:

A2-s1, d0.

Options

Sub primer:

- Sub Primer HT:

  • Material: Acrylic-resin dispersion.
  • Colour: Opaque blue (transparent when dry).
  • Density: 1.0 g/cm³.
  • Drying time: 2–4 hours (approximate).

- Sub Primer P:

  • Material: Styrene acrylate dissolved in solvent.
  • Colour: Transparent.
  • Density: 0.82 g/cm³.

Insulation adhesive:

- Armatop MP:

  • Material: Cement-based, comprising limestone sand and additives.
  • Colour: Grey.
  • Density: 1.4 g/cm³.
  • Adhesive pull strength: ≥0.08 N/mm² (on polystyrene).
  • Capillary water absorption: w = <0.2 kg/(m²h^½).
  • Diffusion-equivalent air-layer thickness: sd = <0.1 m (at 2 mm).
  • Drying time: 1–3 days (approximate).

- Thermastick FW:

  • Material: Acrylate copolymer dispersion.
  • Colour: White.
  • Density: 1.65 g/cm³.
  • Drying time: 72 hours (approximate).

Reinforcement:

- Alsitex Nova Mesh:

  • Material: Multi-stranded alkali-resistant glass-fibres with a polymer coating.
  • Size: 4 x 4 mm.
  • Width: 1100 mm.
  • Weight: 160 g/m².
  • Colour: Red.
  • Tensile strength: Longitudinal: 2000 N/50mm; Transverse: 2000 N/50mm.

- Panzer Mesh:

  • Size: 6 x 6 mm.
  • Width: 1000 mm.
  • Weight: 330 g/m².
  • Colour: White.
  • Tensile strength: Longitudinal: 3200 N/50mm; Transverse: 3500 N/50mm.

Basecoat:

- Armatop Nova:

  • Material: Silicate-organo hybrid dispersion.
  • Colour: Cream.
  • Density: 1.4 g/cm³.
  • Capillary water absorption: w = 0.03 kg/(m²h^½).
  • Diffusion-equivalent air-layer thickness: sd = 0.26 m (at 4 mm).
  • Drying time: 1–3 days (approximate).

Thermal conductivity:

  • Mineral Wool Dual Density - 50–250 mm: 0.036 W/mK.
  • Mineral Wool High Density - 30 and 40 mm: 0.038 W/mK.
  • Mineral Wool High Density - 50–200 mm: 0.039 W/mK.
  • Mineral Wool Lamella - 30–300 mm: 0.042 W/mK.
  • Mineral Wool Slab - 40–260 mm: 0.036 W/mK.
  • Mineral Wool Slab Plus 40–200 mm: 0.038 W/mK.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
25-80-79/110 Adhesive/ mechanically fixed external wall insulation system

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Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

alsecco (UK) Ltd

Tel:

+44 (0)1785 818998

Product reference

Alsecco Alprotect Nova

Sub primer

[Sub Primer HT]
-
Solvent-free synthetic-resin dispersion primer.
[Sub Primer P]
-
Synthetic-resin dispersion primer.

Insulation

 - Adhesive:
[Armatop MP]
-
Bonding compound.
[Thermastick FW]
-
Adhesive for bonding to most manufactured sheathing board substrates.
 
 - Type:
[Mineral Wool Dual Density]
[Mineral Wool High Density]
[Mineral Wool Lamella]
[Mineral Wool Slab]
[Mineral Wool Slab Plus]
 
 - Thickness:
[ ______ ]
 
 - Mechanical fixings:
[ ______ ]
 

Reinforcement

 - Type:
[Alsitex Nova]
-
System mesh.
[Panzer Heavy Duty Mesh]
-
To prepare highly impact-resistant reinforcing layers, for use with Alsitex Nova mesh where high level of impact resistance required.
 
 - Basecoat:

Armatop Nova - Ready to use paste applied to a thickness 4-5 mm.

 

Finish

 - Type:
[Alsilite Sc Nova R]
-
Nanohybrid-based, paste-like lightweight render with a grooved finish.
[Alsilite Sc Nova T]
-
Nanohybrid-based, paste-like lightweight render with a scraped finish.
 
 - Colour:
[ ______ ]
 
 - Size:
[ ______ ]
 

Protective coating

 - Paint:
[Not required]
[Alsicolor Carbon]
-
Carbon-fibre reinforced silicone resin paint.
[Alsicolor Finish]
-
Acrylic-resin paint.
[Alsicolor SC]
-
Silicone-resin paint.
 
 - Colour:
[ ______ ]
 

Accessories

[None]
[Alsecco acrylic-based joint sealant]
[Alsecco aluminium profiles]
[Alsecco profile connectors and fixings]
[Alsecco PU foam]
[Alsecco PVC-U profiles]
[Alsecco sealing tape]
[Alsecco stainless steel profiles]

Manufacturer details

Whitebridge Way,
Stone,
Staffordshire, ST15 8JS
Tel +44 (0)1785 818998
Fax +44 (0)1785 818144
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