AFS International’s Q-Premium honeycomb system was recently tested to NFPA 285 and EN 13501-1 for fire rating. These tests were undertaken under the supervision of Internationally accredited Consultant –Thomas Bell Wright International. AFS International B.V. passed the NFPA 285 test, and the Q-Premium system was certified under En13501-1 as CLASS A. The system comprises a 30mm thick aluminium honeycomb panel with a 1mm aluminium outer sheet and a 0,5mm aluminium inner sheet, bonded to an aluminium honeycomb core. The system was tested as part of an actual façade, incorporating a glazed unit, with all necessary system components tested simultaneously. The Q-Premium system can be used for High Rise towers as well for smaller buildings. Panel sizes up to 2200mm wide and a length of 8000mm.
AFS International supports architects and designers worldwide to develop and produce innovative, high-end architectural facade cladding systems. We develop different cladding systems and products such as: architectural louvre systems, architectural panels and architectural facade systems. We support architects and designers from conceptual design to actual implementation. AFS International cooperates with partners and contributes experience and work towards solutions that emphasise the unique character of a building.
The video on the right illustrates a small part of the AFS International production process. We are able to offer the maximum design freedom and flexibility to meet the desired architectural expectations. Our team consists of engineers, designers and project managers, allowing us to create new designs from scratch, and provide the full working drawings. In partnership with a world-renowned test laboratory, these designs can be proven with strength, drop, adhesive and corrosion testing as standard. In this way, we can offer a package that allows us to design, and if required, provide a full façade package manufactured in our state of the art factory, that can be delivered to allow quick and efficient installation at the building site.