Composite materials are materials obtained by combining two or more materials that are different in their chemical components and are insoluble in each other at macro level for the formation of new material that can provide the desired technical properties.
Composite materials have a matrix (polymer) material that forms a majority volumetrically around fiberglass and fiberglass used as reinforcement. From these two material groups, fiber material plays the role of strength and load bearing property of composite material and polymer material plays a preventive role in crack propagation which may occur during transition to plastic deformation and prevents the composite material from breaking. One task of the polymers is to keep the fiberglass together under load and to distribute the load homogenously between the fibers.
C4C contains a combination of processing of hundreds of fibers, polymers and back-filling material. This versatility is what makes our product unique. The difficult part is to decide what fiber weaving and polymer types are to be used for parts intended to be used in a frontispiece, a roof or an architectural application, and what chemicals are to be used during or after molding in accordance with the requirements of the project.
C4C is strong, sturdy and lightweight, so it is superior to wood, aluminum, steel and other conventional materials. With all its advantages, C4C will be the closest solution partner for architects, engineers and construction companies.
When designed and engineered properly, C4C provides perfect power and durability as well as having a design area with a great potential.
C4C performs well on projects with complex architecture. They can be inserted into almost any shape without any size restriction. Engineering of all fiber type and orientation, matrix structure, panel thickness and laminated combination is made in accordance with a specific project. Through customization of materials in this level, C4C can be processed efficiently and mostly cost-effectively.
Advantages of C4C
DESIGN FLEXIBILITY AND SURFACE APPLICATIONS :
C4C can be shaped into all kinds of complex, broad, constructional, decorative or functional that architects and designers can think of. It can be gained to the product during and after the requested color and surface plating and can be used without requiring maintenance. It's smooth surface and resin systems with low-shrink features suitable for metallic painting.
HIGH STRENGTH :
Shrinking and bending strength of C4C is higher in compliance with many metallic material. They can be designed to become stronger than aluminum or steel. Metals are very strong in all conditions, however C4C can be designed and developed to be strong in a specific way. Therefore the material used would be economic and this would be an advantage financially.
RESISTANCE TO ABRASION AND CORROSION :
C4C products are noncorrosive and abrasion-proof. It includes resin systems developed to enable resistance in several chemical and thermal environment, therefore they are resistant to abrasive weather conditions and chemicals for other materials. At the same time they are resistant to severe weather conditions, great temperature changes and impacts.
RESISTANCE TO HEAT AND FIRE :
C4C which can consist of materials with low thermal conductivity, can enable a performance under high temperature with its resistance to heat. They can increase the heat resistance of some special additives and composites.
PROJECT APPLICATION FACILITY AND MAINTENANCE :
C4C removes the difficulty of assembling many different pieces seen in steel-type traditional materials after they are attached in single and big pieces with moulding advantage.
Reducing piece and structure number in a facade or architectural application saves time and reduces maintenance need of a piece in its lifetime.
By this way, production cost becomes lower and man-made problems are reduced.
From Design to Project
C4C provides excellent strength and durability, besides the design area which has a great potential when properly designed and engineered.
C4C performs well on projects with complex architecture. They can be inserted into almost any shape without any size restriction. Fiber type and orientation, matrix structure, panel thickness and engineering of the complete laminate compound are performed most appropriately. With the privatization of materials at this level, C4C can be processed to be highly efficient and often cost-effective.