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Face Fastened Solution from Alcoa

The latest innovation in façade cladding from Alcoa Architectural Products, Eastman, Ga., provides architects with a stylish new option for projects under 40 feet or three-stories in height. The Reynobond Face Fastened Solution is a European-style exposed fastener installation solution designed specifically for use with Reynobond ACM, 4 mm, PE core panels. The look features small, visible fastener heads that attach the ACM panels to a single extrusion rainscreen system, creating a modern façade with no caulk joints. “Reynobond’s high strength-to-weight ratio is ideal for this type of installation,” said Sid Peterson, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Alcoa Architectural Products. “The Face Fastened Solution incorporates European design detailing with the versatility of Reynobond composite materials, to provide a whole new avenue for architects. They can now specify from our full range of Alcoa materials, including Reynobond ACM, Natural Metal and Wood Grain-finish ACM — part of our new, expanded line of nature-inspired finishes, and Reynolux panels for installation in a custom system that requires minimal fabrication: flat panels cut to the specified height and length.” The Reynobond Face Fastened Solution is available in all of Alcoa’s standard colors and in custom colors by special order. Corner and angled panels can easily be fabricated for the system just as done with rout-and-return panels. “We’re excited about the design possibilities this new system might inspire,” continued Peterson. “But more importantly, it adds a value proposition for our customers. The properties inherent in Reynobond composite materials — the high strength-to-weight ratio, durability and flexibility — work well in this type of installation system. And because Reynobond composite materials are impervious to extreme temperatures and humidity, there are no geographic limitations on where this installation system can be used. The Face Fastened Solution provides a cost-effective installation that makes Reynobond more attractive and more affordable for smaller commercial and retail installations.” Reynobond composite materials panels in unlimited lengths and in a variety of widths can be installed in the Reynobond Face Fastened system. All Reynobond ACM panels finished in Alcoa’s patented new Colorweld 500 finish have a 30-year warranty on the finish. The Face Fastened single extrusion installation system is also ideal for retrofit projects since it can be attached to an existing façade and panels can be changed out individually if needed. The Reynobond Face Fastened Solution joins Alcoa Architectural Products’ wide span of products providing a complete range of exterior and interior cladding and corporate identity solutions. Architects and specifiers find greater control over the finished appearance of their projects when working with the Alcoa family of products, which includes innovative materials like Reynobond Anodized ACM, Reynobond Wood Grain ACM and Reynobond with KEVLAR, in addition to classic Reynobond ACM, Reynobond Natural Metals and Reynolux profiled panels and coil. Alcoa Architectural Products is a business unit of Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of aluminum products. Information detailing the engineering properties of the Reynobond Face Fastened Solution is available upon request. Contact the Alcoa Architectural Products manufacturing plant at 1.800.841.7774 or www.reynobond.com.