Cymat Technologies provided Alusion™ stabilized aluminum foam panels for the bell tower in Parroquia San Vicente de Paul's project, located in Municipalidad de La Florida, Chile.
Jaime Edis Scalpello
Jaime Edis Scalpello Architect & Hunter Douglas Chile
- Technical Support & Sales
Hunter Douglas Chile
Cymat’s Aluminum Foam, marketed under the trade name of Alusion™ for architecture, is an extraordinary and versatile material with virtually limitless design and architectural applications. Along with its unique appearance, it has sound-absorbing properties making it ideal for applications requiring both sound absorption and beauty. It is used for facades, wall cladding, showroom displays, ceiling tiles, restaurants and bars, offices and apartment buildings, flooring, signs, lighting, fixtures exhibits, etc.
Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum Foam Properties
- 100% recyclable, and contains up to 100% recycled content
- Acoustic Absorption Properties
- Non-Combustible with a flame spread of zero
- Highly corrosion resistant
- The strength, durability, and resilience of aluminum
- Wind load resistance of up to 356 km per hour (221 miles)
Alusion™'s foam creates strong yet lightweight panels. Similar in appearance to a metallic sponge, Alusion™ is visually striking, with a modern dramatic look. For architecture, it is produced in 12,7 mm (½”); 25,4 mm (1”) and 43.2 mm (1.7”) thick, and three densities (Large Cell, Mid, and Small Cell). The surface of the material is either left in its solid form, as produced, or undergoes surface preparations that provide many different appearances from a solid surface “shimmering” look to a translucent “water froth” look
Alusion™ Large Cell - Open Both Sides (Translucent):
Through a specialized process, the aluminum skin on both sides of this low-density material is removed to create a translucent panel; the material is extremely lightweight and allows light to pass through. While all Alusion™ panels are highly reflective, the front side of this panel may be even more reflective than others, even picking up the color of well-lit material at a reflective angle to the panel’.
Alusion™ Architectural Stabilized Aluminium Foam is a unique and visually stunning surface material that is more than skin deep. It provides beauty, strength and lightweight acoustic solutions for a variety of creative opportunities. The various versions of Alusion™ can be utilized for both interior and exterior applications. Alusion™ is produced by injecting air into molten aluminum, which contains a fine dispersion of ceramic particles. These particles stabilize the bubbles formed by the air.