PaperShell Facade panels is revolutionising sustainable building materials. Merging advanced technology with natural inspirations, we re-engineer kraft paper into a robust, wood-like material. Our construction and facade products, embodying the simplicity and sustainability of wood, symbolise our commitment to a carbon-neutral future. Designed for architects and contractors who prioritise both sustainability and aesthetics.
PaperShell Facade can be ordered both as standard panels and as your own specially designed panels, in varying order volumes. Contact us for further discussion.
Lightweight for ergonomic handing and mounting.
100% fossil carbon free tailored for a circular bio economy.
Cost efficient to mount, weather resistant, low maintenance and long lasting.
Natural and unique look
and feel with 3D design possibilities.
Our materials are 100% fossil free and as PaperShell production is highly automated and energy efficient the Green House Gas (GHG) emissions or “CO2 costs” to produce one kg ready made component is exceptionally low. A rule of thumb is a 2 mm thick component in PaperShell has the same weight and strength as a press molded component of 1 mm aluminium. In comparison, a PaperShell component will have >97% less environmental impact, >10% lower in price. So, by switching materials in a new or existing project substantial environmental gains can be achieved fast and long before 2030.
In mould surfaces.
Pattern / Intartia
“We have been collaborating with PaperShell since day one and see huge opportunities for the material to impact the entire construction industry. It works both externally and internally on vertical and horizontal surfaces and with the possibility of freely shaping the material makes it extremely exciting as a means of architectural expression.”
Andreas Lyckefors, CO-Founder, Partner, Arkitekt SAR/MSA
OLSSON LYCKEFORS ARKITEKTUR
Design freedom and Dimensions.
PaperShell Facade panels offer a versatile and aesthetic solution for exterior cladding. Our panels provide the freedom to customize and express creativity in designing the exterior facade of both residential and commercial buildings. Panels are manufactured in a 90 x 90 cm size which ensures easy installation and adaptability to building standards. We have a base design but you as an architect can also design your own flat or 3D panel with unique design, shape and aesthetics. The shapes you can make in aluminium or origami, you can make in PaperShell. By Q2 2024 bigger panel sizes will be available, up to maximum size 1 x 2 meters.
Prepatory work and Mounting.
Mounting these facade panels on the wall is a straightforward and efficient process. The panels are designed with integrated installation features that simplify the task for builders and contractors. It’s mounted on the outside of building blocks with a hat profile, designed for wrapped mounting. The fastening is done with screws from the bottom left corner of the wall to the upper right corner.
Natural resillience and Maintenance.
Our panels offer very low maintenance cost and long service life compared to regular wood. No painting or surface treatment is needed. The material turns silver grey over time but will regain it’s natural brown if treated with natural linse seed oils and the like.
Material naturally incorporates carboxylic acids to enhance durability and weather resistance. These organic compounds contribute to the creation of self-cleaning surfaces, reacting with pollutants for easy removal and reducing maintenance needs. The inclusion of carboxylic acids ensures our biomaterial is not only environmentally friendly but also highly functional, setting new standards in sustainable architecture.
What fire rating does PaperShell have?
PaperShell has an inherited natural fire protection. Initial fire tests show that we have the same fire classification as wood. We are aiming for fire rating classification B and further fire rating tests are carried out during Q1 2024 and will be presented here thereafter.
How do the panels stand up to the weather?
The panels are UV resistant, rain and moisture resistant and initial tests show that there will be very little growth
How do the panels age?
Since PaperShell is based on wood, the color turns silver gray over time, but without losing its original properties when it comes to UV resistance, moisture resistance or durability.
Samples, offer or questions?
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