Trespa® Meteon®

Overview


Product Overview

Trespa® Meteon® is a decorative high-pressure compact laminate designed for exterior architectural applications. Manufactured using Trespa in house technology, Electron Beam Curing, Trespa® Meteon® is composed of 70% wood fibres and 30% resin.

This unique composition provides highly stable, dense panels with excellent strength to weight ratios.

Trespa® Meteon® weather resistance and colour stability is exceptional; in support of this a full manufacturer’s warranty is provided.

In addition to these features, the Trespa® Meteon® panel is impact resistant and sturdy whilst providing outstanding compressive and tensile strength.

The closed surface of Trespa® Meteon® virtually eliminates dirt accumulation and prevents paints, inks, adhesives and other graffiti materials from permanently harming the sheets. This significantly reduces ongoing maintenance costs.

The wide range of vibrant colours and finishes available provide architects and designers with an array of options to enhance their buildings.

Trespa® Meteon® stands out in vertical exterior wall coverings such as ventilated facade systems, balcony panelling as well as horizontal exterior ceiling projects. Various fixing systems are available to suit both conceal and face fixing applications.

The acclaimed Trespa® Meteon® compact laminate panels enable modern buildings to utilise materials that are aesthetically pleasing, durable as well as practical.

Specifications


Trespa Product Specification Sheet

Click Here for Product Specification

Trespa Material Safety Data

This Trespa MSDS, Material Safety Data Sheet, describes the composition of decorative high-pressure compact laminates(HLP) of Trespa International B.V (hereinafter “Trespa HPL Panels”) and gives general information on transport, handling, storage, processing, maintenance, environment and technical data of Trespa HPL Panels. It covers all Trespa HPL Panels insofar the HPL grades are described in the European Standard EN 483.

Trespa HPL Panels are decorative high-pressure compact laminates (HPL) according to the European Standard EN 438 and to ISO 4586.

Trespa HPL Panels are sheets consisting of layers of wood-based fibres impregnated with thermosetting resins and decorative surface layer(s) bonded together in a high-pressure process. The process, defined as a simultaneous application of heat (” 150 ‘C I ;;, 302′ F) and high specific pressure(” 7 MPa). Provides flowing and subsequent curing of the thermosetting resins to obtain a homogenous non-porous material with increased density (” 1,35 g/cm’) and required surface finish.

Approximately 70% of Trespa HPL Panels consist of fibres that originate from paper and/or wood and approximately 30 % consist of cured phenol-formaldehyde resin for core layers. The surface layer consists of an Electron Beam Cured (EBC) acrylic urethane coating for Trespa Meteon, Trespa Virtuon and Trespa ToplabPLUS or a melamine based resin for Trespa Athlon.

All resins belonging to the group of thermosetting resins are irreversibly interreacted through cross linked chemical bonds formed during the curing process producing a non-reactive, stable material with specific characteristics.

Trespa HPL Panels are supplied in a variety of sizes, thicknesses, colours, designs, surface finishes and textures.

Handling and Machining

Safety requirements of fabrication and machining should always be observed , including but not limited to requirements with regard to handling, machining, dust extraction, dust collection and fire precautions.

Because of the possibility of sharp edges, protective gloves should always be worn when handling laminates.

The contact with fine dust from Trespa HPL panels may cause problems in case of sensitivity or allergies when machining.

Handling and machining of Trespa HPL Panels should be carried out in accordance with Trespa’s approved guidelines on Machining.

Storage and Transport

For transport, Trespa HPL Panels are classified as a non-hazardous product therefore no special labelling is required.

Storage and transportation of Trespa HPL Panels should be carried out in accordance with Trespa’s approved guidelines on transport, handling and storage.

Environmental and Health Aspects in Use

Decorative high-pressure compact laminates are cured and chemically inert.

The formaldehyde emission level is below the limit for wood based materials. Due to the very low permeability of Trespa HPL Panels, HPL Panels bonded to wood based substrates, act as a barrier against possible formaldehyde emissions coming from the wood substrates.

In view of its specific properties, Trespa HPL panels are approved for contact with foodstuffs in conformity with the European Standard EN 1186.

For cleaning, nonabrasive household cleaning agents and even organic solvents can be use in accordance with Trespa’s approved cleaning methods.

The non-porous surface and edges are easy to disinfect with hot water, steam and common types of disinfectants used in hospitals and other commercial facilities. Trespa HPL Panels have been used for many years in applications where cleanliness and hygiene are very important.

The Trespa HPL panel is an article and not a chemical substance and therefore the REACH legislation does not apply.

Maintenance

Trespa HPL panels do not suffer from corrosion and oxidation and do not need further surface protection (lacquers or paints).

Sheet Sizes

Whilst we endeavour to stock sufficient material to service most project orders with a minimum of delay, due to demand there may be times when stock is not immediately available. It is therefore advisable to check availability of colour and sheet size prior to specifying or ordering.

Downloads:

Complete Trespa Material Safety Data Sheet Report

Trespa Sheet Sizes

Fabrication

Machining panels should only be done by a machining or construction professional with proper equipment. The homogeneous composition of the material makes it possible to machine both the sides and the surface. Machining Trespa® panels is comparable to machining high quality hardwood. Trespa® panels may be machined using carpentry tools. The hardness of Trespa® panels makes greater demands on tools than machining materials composed of softwood. The use of hard metal tools is advised. Diamond-tipped tools are recommended for large series. This ensures a very good finish and a long tool life.

Health and safety

Please note that serious dangers are inherent with the use of (carpentry) machinery. In all cases, adhere strictly to the guidelines of the machinery manufacturers and the recommendations of the safety and labor organizations.

Transport and handling

In general, lift the Trespa® panels and avoid sliding them as much as possible, also during transport and assembly.

Additional guidelines apply for Trespa® Meteon® Gloss or other Trespa® panels provided with a protective foil:

  • Do not remove protective foil during machining.
  • Machine preferably using computer operated equipment.
  • Do not write directly on the protective foil but use adhesive stickers for marking/coding.
  • Remove only the foil in the affected areas in case of the foil burns or melts during machining.

Sawing

The following general guideline apply to sawing of Trespa® Meteon® panels.

  • Feed: 7 – 22 m/min (≈ 23 – 72 ft/min).
  • Tooth: Alternate tooth or trapezoid flat tooth.
  • Positioning: Entering tooth always at the decorative side of the Trespa® panel.
  • Cutting edges: Best results are obtained with stationary machines. Any sharp edges can be removed with sandpaper or router.
  • Rake angle: A rake angle of 45º gives the best performance.
  • Use insert templates covered with rubber mats to prevent the Trespa® panels from sliding if the machine does not have a moving worktop and/or if you are machining double-sided panels.

 

Downloads:

Trespa Fabrication Process

Trespa Specification Resource

Trespa® Meteon® panels are installed as a component of rainscreen cladding or ventilated facade system. This “breathing” envelope system, employed the world over, can contribute a number of advantages to building designs.

Rainscreen and decorative facade

Trespa® Meteon® panels cut to size are used as a rainscreen and decorative facade; a building solution with both technical and aesthetic benefits. Joints between panels can remain open.

Cavity depth and ventilation

The free air cavity depth between the rainscreen cladding and the insulation or wall construction allows for ambient air to flow through from the ventilation inlets and outlets. For continuous ventilation behind the panel, a certain cavity depth between the rainscreen cladding and the insulation or wall construction is needed. The cavity depth as well as the minimum size of the ventilation inlets and outlets must be in accordance with applicable building standards, regulations and certificates.

Sub-frame

A ventilated facade can be constructed using different tested and certified fixing systems, each with their own advantages in terms of aesthetics (e.g. invisible fixing, joinery details), installation and performance, to fix Trespa® Meteon® panels on a sub-frame.

Advantages

First, a chimney effect draws air through the cavity, aiding in the removal of heat and moisture from rain or condensation. Second, the rainscreen blocks some solar gain and accommodates continuous insulation, considerably reducing air-conditioning. Third, these results are shown to improve comfort within occupied zones. Residents and users not only find themselves in a low-maintenance-environment, but the dry and comfortable conditions of the building may also make a positive contribution to indoor environmental quality
*Not by Trespa® or HVG Facades

Tech & Installation


Trespa® Have Developed a Number of Versatile Fixing Methods Using Both Visible and Invisible Systems.

Installation is easy and fast, delivering significant savings in time and cost.

The two most common fixing systems within Australia are:

Invisible Fix (Concealed) TS200 system with hanging brackets inserted to the back of the panel and rails mounted to the sub frame.

Visible Fix (Direct) TS700 system with corrosion resistant rivets or screws fastened to the sub frame.

Downloads:

Concealed fix TS200 System Guide

Face Fixed TS700 System Guide


 Fabrication

Machining panels should only be done by a machining or construction professional with proper equipment. The homogeneous composition of the material makes it possible to machine both the sides and the surface.

Machining Trespa® panels is comparable to machining high quality hardwood. Trespa® panels may be machined using carpentry tools. The hardness of Trespa® panels makes greater demands on tools than machining materials composed of softwood.

The use of hard metal tools is advised. Diamond-tipped tools are recommended for large series. This ensures a very good finish and a long tool life.

Health and safety

Please note that serious dangers are inherent with the use of (carpentry) machinery. In all cases, adhere strictly to the guidelines of the machinery manufacturers and the recommendations of the safety and labour organisations.

Transport and handling

In general, lift the Trespa® panels and avoid sliding them as much as possible, also during transport and assembly.

Additional guidelines apply for Trespa® Meteon® Gloss or other Trespa® panels provided with a protective foil:

  • Do not remove protective foil during machining.
  • Machine preferably using computer operated equipment.
  • Do not write directly on the protective foil but use adhesive stickers for marking/coding.
  • Remove only the foil in the affected areas in case of the foil burns or melts during machining.

Sawing

The following general guideline apply to sawing of Trespa® Meteon® panels.

  • Feed: 7 – 22 m/min (≈ 23 – 72 ft/min).
  • Tooth: Alternate tooth or trapezoid flat tooth.
  • Positioning: Entering tooth always at the decorative side of the Trespa® panel.
  • Cutting edges: Best results are obtained with stationary machines. Any sharp edges can be removed with sandpaper or router.
  • Rake angle: A rake angle of 45º gives the best performance.
  • Use insert templates covered with rubber mats to prevent the Trespa® panels from sliding if the machine does not have a moving worktop and/or if you are machining double-sided panels.

Downloads:

Trespa Fabrication Process

Trespa Specification Resource

Trespa® Meteon® panels are installed as a component of rainscreen cladding or ventilated facade system. This “breathing” envelope system, employed the world over, can contribute several advantages to building designs.

Rainscreen and decorative façade

Trespa® Meteon® panels cut to size are used as a rainscreen and decorative facade; a building solution with both technical and aesthetic benefits. Joints between panels can remain open.

Cavity depth and ventilation

The free air cavity depth between the rainscreen cladding and the insulation or wall construction allows for ambient air to flow through from the ventilation inlets and outlets. For continuous ventilation behind the panel, a certain cavity depth between the rainscreen cladding and the insulation or wall construction is needed.

The cavity depth as well as the minimum size of the ventilation inlets and outlets must be in accordance with applicable building standards, regulations and certificates.

Sub-frame

A ventilated facade can be constructed using different tested and certified fixing systems, each with their own advantages in terms of aesthetics (e.g. invisible fixing, joinery details), installation and performance, to fix Trespa® Meteon® panels on a sub-frame.

Advantages

First, a chimney effect draws air through the cavity, aiding in the removal of heat and moisture from rain or condensation. Second, the rainscreen blocks some solar gain and accommodates continuous insulation, considerably reducing air-conditioning. Third, these results are shown to improve comfort within occupied zones.

Residents and users not only find themselves in a low-maintenance-environment, but the dry and comfortable conditions of the building may also make a positive contribution to indoor environmental quality

*Not by Trespa® or HVG Facades

** For details about the ventilation cavity, sub-frame constructions and fixing systems see the Specify now page on website

** click thru to Specify now page

Colour Chart


Trespa Colour chart

Wood Decors

We have extended our successful range of Trespa® Meteon® Wood Decors by adding six new grey wood tones. These grey wood tones were developed in consultation with an international panel of architects – and they allow you to incorporate a natural wood appearance whilst retaining the solid reliability and durability of Trespa. This important addition to the Trespa® Meteon® range opens up even more possibilities for outstanding and timeless exteriors – on its own, or in combination with other materials, where the new grey wood decors can add subtle highlights and surprising contrasts.

Lumen Colours

By applying and combining the new Trespa® Meteon® Lumen façade panels, natural light can be creatively manipulated and introduced as a design element. Light can be reflected, scattered, enhanced or muted according to architects’ and clients’ wishes. Trespa®Meteon® Lumen is available in three variations across 13 colours.

‘Diffuse’ removes glossiness, reflection and texture, resulting in instant tranquility. Scattered light gives façades a smooth, subdued appearance.

‘Oblique’ has a pleasantly uneven matt-and-gloss surface that brings a natural, weathered look to any façade.

‘Specular’ reflects its surroundings, adding liveliness with deep colours and gloss. Buildings become seamlessly integrated into their environment.

New Naturals

Seven unique decors inspired by nature’s timeless designs. The irregular, raw, weathered surfaces of Trespa® Meteon® Naturals allow structures to stand out in any kind of environment. You can unleash your creativity in new ways and create tomorrow’s nature-inspired designs. What will your façade look like?

Now, you can add the aesthetic qualities of natural materials to any design, no matter how large or small the structure. The scalable, dimensionless designs of Trespa® Meteon® Naturals bring both accents and complete façades to life. The possibilities are endless.

Sustainability


The basis of Trespa’s sustainability policy is a strong belief that any change should start with the company itself. Trespa’s approach to sustainable development is framed by three basic principles:

1. Do No Harm

Trespa’s first task is to comply with the safety, product and sustainability rules and guidelines set by the countries that it operates in. In addition, Trespa is looking for opportunities to minimise the impact of its operations and products.

2. Do Good

The second element of Trespa’s policy is that it strives to help its customers realise their sustainability challenges. This means that Trespa® looks for opportunities to maximise the sustainability contribution of its products in their end-use, e.g. façade cladding.

Trespa® will continue to look for opportunities and initiatives to support and promote longer term sustainable development beyond the direct scope of its current operations.

3. Do Better

Finally, Trespa® believes new business opportunities will arise from sustainable development. Many sustainability challenges also constitute opportunities that make good business sense today and will allow the company to continue to grow its business.

Trespa® Meteon® Colours

To order samples click here

The colour reproduction on our website is subject to the colour calibration of your computer monitor & printer limitations.
For exact colour matching, request for actual colour samples.

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