Plastic solutions for the building industry
Around the world, the construction industry is facing major challenges. Some two-thirds of the global population will be living in cities by the year 2025. Sustainable building, climate protection, energy efficiency and ever-rising demands on structure and design will define the market of the future - and plastics will play a vital role.
Around the world, more than a quarter of plastic is produced for the construction industry. Plastics have a long service life; they are lightweight, strong and flexible. As a long-standing partner to the building trade, SIMONA is meeting the challenges of this future-driven sector through innovative flair and a sound knowledge of the market.
The company's innovations include SIMOWOOD made of Resysta®, a hybrid material based on rice husks and a thermoplastic. Architects, engineers and planners value its superb wood-like appearance and haptics as well as its processing properties. SIMONA is continually investing to optimise this product, for example through a modification to attain IMO certification - a precondition for utilising SIMOWOOD in commercial passenger shipping.
Working with our partners, the formula we developed enabled SIMOWOOD sheets to pass the strict flame retardancy test with flying colours at the first time of asking. With a version of the product aimed at the boat and shipbuilding sector, SIMONA now aims to unlock the potential of a large global market.
In the field of door production, SIMONA offers SIMOSHIELD, another product range aimed at the construction industry. With their decorative foils, PVC-T sheets have a tactile wood-type grain. SIMOSHIELD is manufactured using an innovative laminating process.
In SIMOFLOOR, SIMONA has developed a product for use in the manufacture of floor coverings. The moisture-resistant material does not swell when exposed to water, making it ideal for applications in damp environments.