C-MAX® EPS TECHNOLOGY
C-MAX® EPS Technology is based on the production of construction panels.
The C-MAX® EPS panels are produced within a state of the art production facility in Kenya and software to make the most advanced EPS (EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE SINTERED) PANEL
ADVANTAGES OF C-MAX® EPS BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
The lightweight panels produced are easy to handle, assemble, and used to build an unlimited range of structures. With the C-MAX® building system, the best standards of comfort and functionality are achieved and the following advantages of the C-MAX® EPS technology are enjoyed by the users;
C-MAX® constructions perform brilliantly in terms of insulation functions, with the thickness and density of the EPS panel being customized to deliver specific thermal insulation requirements, without taking up unnecessary space nor additional costs. C-MAX® buildings can save over 80% of air-conditioning or heating expenses
Structures built using C-MAX® EPS technology can withstand, completely undamaged, significant seismic activity. Buildings made using C-MAX® EPS panels are lightweight and hence have a low seismic mass but are at the same time rigid enough due to the presence of two sheets of reinforced plaster that interact to create a monolithic ‘shell’ of the whole structure which makes the building super strong.
CYCLONE & STORM RESISTANCE
Buildings constructed using the C-MAX® EPS panels in cyclone prone areas have demonstrated their capacity to withstand the passage of the most destructive cyclones and storms, in some instances for cyclone speeds of over 200 kilometers per hour.
GREEN TECHNOLOGY. SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The monolithic joints of the C-MAX® EPS building system provide a high level of structural strength to buildings. Compression tests carried out on finished panels have shown that the panels can sustain loads of up to 1530kN/m, equal to 156 tons of weight.
Various tests conducted on structures build using C-MAX EPS technology confirm the quality of the fire-retardant foam polystyrene used for producing building panels is self-extinguishing as it is encased by layers of reinforced concrete which coat the sides of the panel and hence inhibit combustion. Finished C-MAX® walls have a fire resistance greater than REI120.
Compared to traditional building products, C-MAX® EPS panels achieve far better results, at considerably reduced cost. A building framework constructed using the C-MAX® EPS building system is estimated to costs approximately 25% less than that built using traditional building materials with similar features. Further, the reduced construction period and reduced manpower leads to additional savings and better performances.
LIGHTNESS, EASE OF TRANSPORT AND HANDLING
COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER EXISTING CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS
WIDE CHOICE OF FINISHES
EPS INSTALLATION PROCESS
C-MAX® EPS Panels are remarkably lightweight thus easy and rapid to handle during the installation process.
They can be placed by hand and connected one to another with ordinary binding wire.
The set-up of the system is easy, fast, and clean since it does not require any masonry work.
The chases in the polystyrene are carried out by hot-air gun and the canalization of pipes is carried out before the plastering to avoid dirt and extra work.
In case of rigid pipes, the mesh is cut and replaced after pipes are installed to give the continuity of the mesh around the structure.