Next-generation curtain wall

Kawneer has introduced a phase of enhancements to its AA100 curtain wall system, future proofing its ability to meet standards of thermal performance and weight capacity.

The AA100 curtain wall system with 50mm sightlines provides a dry-jointed facade solution that has been designed and developed to provide the specifier with opportunities to create original facades in residential, commercial, healthcare, education, and retail and leisure applications.

Available in a variety of styles, it is suitable for vertical and sloped applications including facetted walls, and to provide design flexibility is also available as horizontally-capped, structurally silicone glazed, and fire resistant systems.

Kawneer UK, which manufactures from a state-of-the-art factory in Runcorn, Cheshire, has drawn upon the experience of its sister companies in Europe to launch the new features which include CWCT (Centre for Window and Cladding Technology) certification.

These include increasing the infill weight for zone-drained constructions from 350kg to 600kg while the addition of a 36mm thermal break to the existing suite of 16mm, 20mm and 26mm provides even greater thermal performance and increases the glazing depth to allow up to 50mm triple-glazed units.

The system has also been accredited to the standards of the Passivhaus Institute.