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Triplan’s facade mounting systems: Danish quality made with Magnelis®

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Facade mounting systems for external cladding applications require secure connections. One of the Danish suppliers of these systems is Triplan, located on Sjælland (near Copenhagen). Since 2019, Triplan has produced facade connection systems which are made from Magnelis® supplied by ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products.

ArcelorMittal ships Magnelis® coils to Jørgensen & Utoft, a Danish steel distributor which delivers the cut-to-length steel sheets and strips to Triplan. As well as offering a high-strength solution, the Magnelis® coating ensures resistance to corrosion and the long-term security of the facade.

Triplan’s products are exported to more than 40 countries around the world.

The long-term corrosion protection offered by Magnelis® will ensure the new facade remains structurally sound for years to come.

Triplan first started using Magnelis® in 2019 when the company was commissioned to create a facade for an existing residential building in Søndermarken (Denmark). “Initially it was the corrosion resistance of Magnelis® that attracted us to the product,” says Klaus Groth Larsen, CEO of Triplan.

This residential building in Søndermarken was the first to be fitted with Triplan’s Magnelis® facade support system.

Additional insulation can be added to provide better thermal comfort for the building’s occupants.

C5 protection vital in Denmark

Magnelis® is now supplied to Triplan by the Danish steel distributor Jørgensen & Utoft. “We had been working with Magnelis® for several years, so we understood the level of corrosion resistance the coating offers. The demand for Magnelis® is growing every year in our business,” notes Niels Vilsbøll, Key Account Manager for Jørgensen & Utoft.

From left to right: Niels Vilsbøll, Key Account Manager for Jørgensen & Utoft; Klaus Groth Larsen, CEO of Triplan; and Flemming Nielsen, Country Head for ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products in Denmark

Double-sided protection

Today, Triplan typically utilises Magnelis® ZM310 which offers a coating thickness of 25 µm per side. The coating is applied to both sides of high strength steel substrates for added protection. “The Magnelis® coated steel we use ranges in thickness from 0.5 to 3.0 mm, usually for securing exterior walls and our steel load-bearing floor slabs,” says Klaus Groth Larsen.

Installation of Triplan’s facade support systems is quick and easy with standard tools.

The cut-edge protection offered by Magnelis® maintains the integrity of the underlying steel during processing, handling, and installation.

While corrosion resistance was the main reason Triplan initially selected Magnelis®, its self-healing properties are also appreciated. Klaus Groth Larsen explains: “The self-healing process is very important for Triplan. We bend and cut the material in our operations, so there are always edges, welds, perforations, and scratches which can lead to corrosion in galvanised material.”

When Magnelis® coated steel is exposed to the environment, these ‘wounds’ are gradually covered by the Magnelis® film, ensuring the integrity of the part.

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