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A lightweight fiber-reinforced polymer panel that replicates traditional brick

News International-French

19 Feb 2019

Hexion collaborates with Acell and Arcitell to launch innovative cladding material that enables improved fire, smoke and toxicity properties, reduces installation time and costs, as well as helps address the shortage of skilled labor.

A lightweight fiber-reinforced polymer panel that replicates traditional brick

“Hexion’s specialty resin helps to enable the manufacturing of products that do not exist today and is core to the launch of applications and products that were unimaginable more than a year ago,” says JP Aucoin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Phenolic Specialty Resins, Hexion. “We’re excited to collaborate with Acell Industries Ltd and Arcitell to help deliver their Qora cladding product to the market.”

“This is a great example of true collaboration, culminating in the launch of an important industry changing solution. It really needs to be seen,” says Aldino Albertelli, Chairman & CEO, Acell.

Qora cladding

Qora cladding is a lightweight fiber-reinforced polymer panel that authentically replicates traditional brick, stone and wood siding manufactured using a new technology that integrates the latest in material science and product design in order to simplify the building process, deliver outstanding look and performance, and provide an answer to construction industries’ ongoing labor concerns.

Qora cladding will be available in the U.S. Southeast and Texas. Qora panels offer unmatched simplicity and workability for builders seeking an easier way to meet consumer demand for home elevations like brick, stone and cedar.

“Qora cladding was born from the belief that Arcitell could produce a cladding product without trade-offs — and our persistence to work not-stop until that material existed,” says Jeff Adams, President and CEO. “In collaboration with great partners like Hexion, we are doing just that.”