Armatherm™ FRR

Armatherm™ FRR Structural Thermal Break Material

(Thermal Insulation Material – TIM)

Hundreds of structural steel framing connections transferring load in moment and shear circumstances have used ArmathermTM FRR structural thermal break material. This combines low heat conductivity and strong compressive strength.

High loads can be supported by ArmathermTM FRR thermal break material, which also has excellent mechanical qualities. The material is constructed of a reinforced, thermoset resin that resists fire, making it the perfect choice for use in thermal break connections for structural steel and façades.

Applications using Armatherm™ FRR to reduce heat flow include:

Armatherm™ Thermal Washer and Bushing

There is a minor thermal transfer along the connecting bolt with a bolt through the insulation pad.

On the warm face of the structure, ArmathermTM bushings and washers can be employed to further decrease heat loss. Depending on the design of the wall assembly, a thermal break at the bolt connection will reduce heat loss by an additional 4% per bolt.

A polyurethane nut cap can be provided in extreme applications (such as indoor swimming pools) to adequately screen this chilly surface from the interior environment and prevent condensation on the bolt head.

Structural Steel Thermal Break Connection

Thermal Bridges, balcony isolators, structural thermal breaks, cantilever steelwork thermal bridging, cold bridge isolation, thermal partitions, steelwork thermal break, thermal bridging, cold bridging pads, and cold bridging solutions are all versions of ArmathermTM Thermal Break Pads. To avoid thermal bridging, all of these techniques make use of Thermal Insulation Material (TIM).

Structural thermal break with thermal bushing and washer
Steel bolt connection thermal break

Armatherm™ FRR thermal break material

Armatherm™ bushings and washers

More about Armatherm™'s FRR Thermal Break

The ArmathermTM product line includes the cutting-edge FRR material, which has inert and water resistance features and is employed in a variety of prestigious, high-profile projects throughout the world. Because of this, it excels in a variety of uses and locations, such as cladding fixes, foundation to wall transitions, column bases, and roof penetrations.

The ArmathermTM product line claims widespread use in numerous illustrious, high-profile projects. The revolutionary FRR material used in the product has features like non-reactivity and water resistance.

Increasing legislation in the UK has an effect on how the building sector will develop. With products that help poorly isolated connections within existing buildings and products for structures that are now being built, ArmathermTM gives you the chance to keep ahead of these changes and make both as efficient as possible. In order to comply with impending legislation, these solutions must be put into place quickly, during the first phases of a construction project. Because of this, it’s crucial for architects and developers to recognise the significance of tools that improve productivity.

A specific illustration of a structurally sound, high performance thermal break material is the FRR product from ArmathermTM. It provides thermal insulation between inner and exterior concrete or steelwork, thereby preventing the occurrence of cold bridges. Also, this product enhances the performance of the building envelope by dramatically lowering heat loss and minimising the occurrence of surface condensation inside the structure, which is brought on when cold transfer meets warm air. Structural thermal break concrete connections have a high danger of making buildings inefficient and unsustainable, so they urgently need these remedies.

Due to its strength, longevity, and affordability, concrete is frequently employed in the construction sector. Moreover, it naturally provides a significant amount of thermal mass, allowing it to absorb, store, and release heat to control building temperature. A thermal bridge can, however, be created by a very little puncture into the material. If this does happen, it will have a significant influence on a building’s energy efficiency and operating expenses, making the building inefficient and unprofitable. When working with such materials, structural steel thermal breaks must remain at the centre of all planning to guarantee that the structure, foundations, and building envelope are not adversely affected.

The addition of structural thermal break pads to a parapet roof site will significantly reduce the U value of the roof assembly. Also, the structural connection will be protected from any potential condensation problems. Continuous insulation will be produced by the FRR and 500 series thermal break materials because heat flow will be greatly decreased while transferring loading situations. Locational efficiency can be increased by as much as 80%, which is crucial given the UK’s legal framework.

The ArmathermTM team has more than 40 years of experience in the industry and can help you decide which structural thermal break products will work best for your building requirements. We can also answer any questions you may have. Our solutions for thermal fractures in structural steel are among the best available right now.

To learn how we can assist and offer effective solutions for your building, get in touch with our structural thermal break team in the UK right away.

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