Plastic Solutions for the Building Industry
Around the world, the construction industry is facing major challenges. Two-thirds of the global population is projected to 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. Plastics will play a vital role and SIMONA will be an industry leader.
Around the world, more than a quarter of plastic is produced for the construction industry. Plastics have a long service life because 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 thermoplastic. Architects, engineers, and planners value its superb wood-like appearance and haptics as well as its processing properties. SIMONA is continually investing to optimize this product, currently pursuing a modification to attain IMO certification, which is a pre-condition for utilizing SIMOWOOD in commercial passenger shipping.
By working closely with our partners in true SIMONA fashion, the formula we developed for SIMOWOOD enabled the sheets to pass the extremely strict flame retardancy test with flying colors the very first try. 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.