Mechanical pull and shear testing on ventilated cladding kits completed in accordance with ETAG 034.
Dynamic Cladding headquarters in London, UK, on April 17, 2017

Dynamic Cladding is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed pull and shear testing, with positive results. The series of tests were conducted with Vinci Technology Centre in Leighton Buzzard. Two systems were tested, DynaPanel Glass and DynaPanel Stone; both are prefabricated ventilated facade systems.
Tests were conducted in accordance with the European Technical Approval Guideline (ETAG) on kits for external wall claddings, ETAG 034 for Family Type A. The guideline lays out “the performance requirements for cladding kits for use as external wall claddings, the verification methods used to examine the various aspects of performance, the assessment criteria used to judge the performance for the intended use and the presumed conditions for design and execution.” Mechanical pull and shear testing is an essential part of the independent audit program to achieve a European Technical Approval (ETA).

Testing

Thorough testing was carried out on a significant range of panel sizes, featuring various anchor fixing locations. Tests were conducted by means of a Hydrajaws 2050 fixing tester coupled with electronic displacement transducers. Results were positive and allow for a greater breadth of cladding design. Dynamic Cladding representative Daniel Thompson states the following: “through this series of tests, we have identified product limits which in turn provides added assurance with non-standard system design. This test series is required as part of ETA guidelines, other independent audits such as BBA do not require these. Having completed the testing provides reassurance on our system to clients.”

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Dynamic Cladding is a luxury interior and exterior design firm with offices and showrooms in Dubai and London. As a material and systems innovator it is staffed by experts specialized in top shelf stone and glass linings for interiors or exteriors. Its commitment to open communication with clients, exceeding their expectations and staying up to date with the latest innovations in the field of interior design, underline Dynamic Cladding’s mission to assure superior customer service.

To view all available testing information, please visit the System & Testing section. If you would like more information, or would like to schedule a showroom visit, please contact our offices. You can reach us via phone at +44 (0) 203 637 7358 in the UK and +971 (0) 50 2474 668 in the UAE, or email at info@dynamic-cladding.com.

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