New NOEplast Handbook now available
Concrete offers many aesthetic design possibilities. One outstanding example is surface texturing by using formliners. In the new NOEplast Handbook 2011, NOE-Schaltechnik presents numerous examples together with the formliners that produced them. It is thus both a helpful tool in answering technical questions and a valuable source of inspiration for new projects.
Packed with a host of examples where the technique has been used with precast and in-situ concrete, the NOEplast Handbook is aimed at contractors, designers and architects. It explains architectural design using formliners, showing all textures in detail: cross-sections, maximum dimensions and the final appearance as a finished concrete slab. In addition, it lists all the essential information about dimensional tolerances, Shore hardness grades, temperature resistance and so on, which can be looked up at a glance. The handbook is divided into chapters, such as wood, masonry, plaster or non-slip textures. This makes for clarity and the reader can quickly find any desired textured formliner. This clear division is also reflected on the homepage of the supplier.
The NOEplast Handbook 2011 has been completely revised and
contains many new textures, like the "Foehring" wood texture, for
example. A real innovation is the "Lausitz Granite" masonry
structure. With this, NOE-Schaltechnik is responding to the wishes
of its customers in being the only manufacturer to offer a
formliner that can assist in the problem-free construction of the
corners of buildings. It is the first formliner of its type and
resembles rubble veneer masonry of natural stone.
The handbook has been enlarged by the addition of the chapter "Oriental textures", showing six new formliners and their associated ornamentation.
Beside the presentation of standard formliners, the new NOEplast Handbook naturally also addresses the option of customised formliners. With this process the designer can implement his or her own ideas in the design of the concrete and enjoys a maximum of design freedom. Thus any concrete surface can be an absolutely unique statement. Photoengraved formliners are a special form of customised formliner. These relief textures produced from photos or drawings are also documented in the NOEplast Handbook. The photographic effect arises through the different textural depths, the light reflection and the shadow cast.
With the aid of numerous pictures, the new NOEplast Handbook gives an in-depth look at the possibilities for the aesthetic design of a building and for making it a unique architectural statement. It has all the essential technical details and is published in German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish and Russian.