All advantages at a glance
Profitable for years to come
The alkus® solid plastic panel enables more than 1,500 uses – that is 30 times more than many plywood panels and 3 to 4 times more than many other plastic panels. This results in a lot less re-facing requirements.
More resistant than plywood
The alkus® solid plastic panel is resistant to UV rays and moisture. It neither swells nor shrinks, meaning there are no irregularities (ripples) on the panel surface. Delamination, which can occur at plywood panels due to surface damage, is also not possible.
Easy to repair without any loss of quality
Scratches, holes or perforations: The alkus® solid plastic panel can be repaired quickly and easily using identical material. This means: The unique repair solution helps to retain the technical properties of the panel. Easy removal and replacement of damaged panel sections as opposed to the costly acquisition of whole new ones.
Panel sizes and thicknesses for every application
alkus® solid plastic panels are manufactured in a continuous production process and are available in various widths and thicknesses. Furthermore, several panels can be skilfully welded together in the workshop or even directly on-site to produce panels of every shape and size.
Easy to handle and process
The alkus® solid plastic panel can be nailed, screwed and cut just like plywood.
Quick and easy panel cleaning
The alkus® solid plastic panel can be cleaned quickly and easily after application – even using a high-pressure washer with up to 1,000 bar / 14,500 psi and a rotary nozzle.
Top quality exposed concrete
The alkus® solid plastic panel enables perfect element joints and excellent concrete surfaces corresponding to exposed concrete class SB4. In contrast to plywood panels, there is no formwork-related discolouration of the concrete surface due to a phenolic resin coating.
Versatile: rigid yet flexible
The alkus® solid plastic panel is rigid but can be bent, shaped and formed quite easily. This ensures the simple production of special concrete forms – curves and corners. The elasticity modulus remains unchanged throughout the entire life cycle.
Greener than plywood
The alkus® solid plastic panel can be recycled 100%. Furthermore, its use demands far less formwork oil.
alkus® is the only form skin covered with a 7 years long-term guarantee
- against rotting
- against ripplings
- against discoloration
- on bending stiffness
- on UV resistance