KAPA

KAPA®tech is the innovative lightweight foamboard of 3A Composites. The pioneering composition of PUR foam and aluminium skins combines lightweight with rigidity. Moreover, KAPA®tech is euroclass B certified; it is the first KAPA® board in the category “difficult to ignite”.

KAPA®tech is also available with a MED-certified com- position for shipbuilding.

 

 

FIRE CERTIFICATIONS

EUROCLASS

  • B - s2, d0 according to EN ISO 13501-1 difficult to ignite“
  • M1 according to NF P 92-501
  • Class 0 according to BS 476 part 6 +7

RAILWAY

  • Hazard level HL 1-3 (R1) according to EN 45545-2:2013

SHIP BUILDING – MED-CERTIFIED

  • IMO Resolution MSC.307(88) FTP Code 2010
  • MED 118.396 (KAPA®tech composition with MED-certification) 

PRODUCT

  • Polyurethane foam core with coated aluminium skins
  • Lightweight foamboard suitable for exterior as well as for interior use
  • Weather-resistant and resistant to humidity
  • Good dimensional stability and stiffness
  • Good insulating properties
  • Protective film on both sides

APPLICATIONS

KAPA®tech offers excellent properties and a wide range of applications in the transport sector, for industrial applications, as well as in furniture and interior design.

TRANSPORT / INDUSTRY

  • Ship building, railways and caravans
  • Elevator cabins
  • Air ducts
  • Partitions
  • Ceilings

FURNITURE DESIGN / INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Base panel for furniture construction
  • Shop fitting
  • Stand construction

PROCESSING CAPABILITIES

FORMING

  • Easy processing with conventional woodworking and metalworking machinery
  • Saw blade with trapezoidal/duplovit teeth
  • Good routing results

FIXING

  • Pre-drill the hole to avoid that the aluminium dents under the pressure of the screw
  • Use drill with centring tip
  • Do not draw the screws too strong: the sheet needs space to expand
  • Use washers
  • Bonding e.g. with interlocking H- or W-profiles

GLUING

  • Aluminium, polyester lacquer and PUR foam are easy to glue with a variety of conventional adhesives

PRINTING

  • Ideal for screen and digital printing

SURFACE FINISH

  • Lamination with HPL
  • Lamination with decorative film
  • Other types of finishes are possible

EDGING

  • ABS – plastic – profile (typical profile of furnitures)
  • PVC – profile
  • Adhesive tape
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