Mangado y Asociados S.L
- Facade Construction Company
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
- Partners in Charge
- ALUSION Version Type
The new Mallorca Congress Centre is defined by a strong facade with a scheme of broken lines and the perfect combination of two materials: sandstone and Alusion aluminum foam. This building contains a hotel, an auditorium, areas for exhibitions, and faces towards the ocean.
Cymat Technologies was the sole manufacturer and provider of all ALUSION™ Architectural Stabilized Aluminium Foam panels for this project, at approximately 27,000 m2 of material used on the facade, interior walls and ceilings.
ALUSION™ Architectural Stabilized Aluminium Foam panels
ALUSION™ for architecture is a versatile and unique material with virtually limitless design and architectural applications. As well as its unique appearance, it has sound-absorbing properties making it ideal for applications requiring both sound absorption and beauty. It is used for exterior or interior wall cladding, ceiling tiles, restaurants and bars, offices and apartment buildings, cabinets, furniture, showroom displays, flooring, signs, lighting, fixtures, exhibits, or for any application you that you dare to imagine.
The foam creates strong yet lightweight panels which are similar in appearance to a metallic sponge. ALUSION™ is visually striking, with a modern dramatic look. For architecture it is produced in 12.7mm, 25.4mm, and 43.2mm thicknesses (1/2”, 1” & 1.7”) and three densities (Large Cell. Mid & Small Cell).
The ALUSION™ product is composed of aluminum and contains a ceramic particulate which assists in stabilizing the aluminum cells (bubbles). This is also the reason why it is called “Stabilized Aluminum Foam (SAF)”. The material is flame and corrosion resistant in the same way as aluminum. It will oxidize and become slightly duller over time (on exterior applications if not powder coated or painted), but this does not affect physical properties. It is also strain rate insensitive, isotropic, and stable at elevated temperatures. It exhibits acoustic / EMR absorption and vibration damping.
- 100% recyclable, and contains up to 100% recycled content
- Acoustic Absorption Properties
- Non-Combustible with a flame spread of zero
- Highly corrosion resistant
Luminous aluminum color which can also be powder coated or painted in limitless color choices
Other surface solutions
The ALUSION™ material can be resin coated, and as well treated with a specialized water jet cutting method (solely by Cymat Technologies Ltd). Special powder coats or paints can be applied onto the material which renders the product 100% salt resistant and chemically resistant.
- 12.7mm, 25.4mm, 43.2mm Thick (1/2”, 1” and 1.7”)
- Standard panel sizes 1220 mm W x 2440 mm L, 1220 mm W x 3048 mm L, 1220 mm W x 3660 mm L
- Custom longer panels, also available