Fiberglass pressure plates provide improved thermal properties over aluminum pressure plates for curtain walls frames of commercial buildings. These plates are used to apply compression to the glazing gaskets in order to retain the glass panes.
Fiber is impregnated with resin and pulled through a heated die on a pultrusion machine. The resin cures and exits as a fully formed pressure plate which is then cut to length and installed as part of a curtain wall.
Fiberglass pressure plates are 300x better than an aluminum pressure plate for thermal conductance. They also provide an overall gain in frame and glass U-Factor and 10% improvement in the Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF).
Why This Solution?
- Low thermal bridging
- Improved U-Factor and CRF values
- Design flexibility
- Strength and durability
- Fewer installation steps
- Customize projects with face covers of various depths and profiles