Textile coating systems for buildings in cold climate
Presentation held at Cold climate HVAC 2009, Sisimiut Greenland, 16-19 March 2009
The Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics has developed a new innovative textile shaping system for External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) a Textile External Thermal Insulation Composite System (TETICS). It can be classified as a thin coat system which has a high degree of flexibility and which is not subject to the temperature stress put on conventional renders. The new system offers a choice of options in insulation thickness and fixing methods to meet different substrate conditions. It may replace traditional plaster walls by a lightweight solution employing minimum materials, production steps and effort while providing superior performance, innovative and adaptable shaping and aesthetic potential in building design. Experiments and determinations of characteristic parameters are performed in the laboratory. Investigations on functionality and outdoor suitability are carried out in open field tests under real climatic conditions.