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Siniat launches Securtex attack-resistant plasterboard

Apr '19
Pic: Chomarat
Pic: Chomarat
Siniat, a dry construction material specialist, has launched Securtex – the first plasterboard-only system certified to security rating class 1 standard of Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175 and accredited by Secured by Design Police Initiative. Securtex integrates Chomarat laid glass scrim into its gypsum plasterboard and helps withstand intruder attacks.

Siniat Securtex plasterboard contains a laid high-tensile glass scrim from Chomarat, combined with a dense gypsum core. The glass reinforcement protects the building construction, because it dissipates the force across the whole area of the board, providing impact resistance to both deliberate and accidental damage. No other components are required in the system to design out crime and help avoid long-term maintenance costs caused by damage, said Chomarat in a media statement.

“Chomarat laid glass scrim brings extra mechanical strength and impact resistance to party walls and doorsets. Combined with a dense gypsum core, it prevents damage from tools typically used by opportunistic burglars, such as screwdrivers or from physical attack, eliminating the need for additional materials such as metal lath or ply in the partition,” said Pierre Peyron, industrialisation engineer for Securtex.

“I have known Chomarat for years and we have forged a long business relationship. Chomarat is always ready to provide support and be creative in finding solutions. This is what happened with the Securtex project,” said Eric Bertrand, head of R&D, innovation & marketing at Etex Building Performance.

“We designed this glass grid specially to provide good tensile strength and tear resistance. The diameter of the threads is selected to produce a grid with considerable flexibility and mechanical properties. Moreover, the Chomarat coating contributes to the flexibility of the grid and offers excellent resistance to puncture and aging,” said Claudio Colombi, product manager for construction at Chomarat.

Chomarat’s tailor-made solutions help provide up to 120 minutes of fire protection and contribute to a simpler installation.

Established in 1898, Chomarat is an international industrial textile group, involved in three businesses: Composites Reinforcements, Construction Reinforcements, Coatings & Films–Textiles. The privately held company operates in France, Tunisia, the United States and China to service its global customers. Siniat is part of Etex Building Performance, a division of the Etex Group. (PC)

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