A1 Base material is a two-component material that consists of a mineral powder and a water-based acrylic resin.
These components bond to create a very strong material. A1 is environmentally friendly, safe to work with, fire resistant, easy to use and has a fast processing time.
It is important to weigh and mix A1 very carefully, based on the following mixing ratio: 1 part A1 Liquid to 2 parts A1 Powder. Fill a mixing cup or bucket with the amount of A1 Liquid required. Use the stainless-steel High Shear Mixer to create a swirl and then add the A1 Powder. Stir the mix until smooth and lump-free and then stir for another 30 seconds. Make sure that the material on the bottom and sides of the cup or bucket is mixed in properly too.
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A1, the abbreviation for Acrylic One, is a two-component material consisting of a mineral powder and a water-based acrylic resin. These bind in such a way that a very strong material is created. A1 has many unique properties. These contribute to its strength, durability, weight to strength ratio, non-toxic, easy to manufacture and its ability to comply with many of the necessary test requirements of the construction industry, specifically those in regard to performance to fire and performance under impact.
A1 has low toxicity both in its component parts and in its manufacturing process. Its potential use is wide-ranging and could effectively replace much GRG, GRC and GRP in many of the situations where those materials are now used, both in- and outdoor. In comparison with GRC, A1 offers much greater versatility, as a panellised cladding system in that the manufacturing tolerance can be much tighter. A1 possesses a high resistance to ultraviolet degradation. It can, therefore, be used in a situation where other materials would suffer.
Main application areas
• Cladding & Façade
• Art & Sculpture
• Theming & Decoration
• Very high fire resistance properties
• UV stabilised
• Rainwater resistant (if sealed)
• Good mechanical properties
• Low heat generation (max 45 °C)
• Shrink free
• Environmentally friendly
A1 can be moulded, laminated, applied with spatula, brush or roller. These techniques can be used in combination and can be applied in a mould or on an object.