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Panel Series: Envel Format

Format panels are manufactured in sizes that exceed 24” in more than two directions and available up to 72” x 144” finished size.

Envel selects from the in-stock inventory of molds or creates molds to suit the project's needs, ensuring as little waste as possible.

Format series panels are available in both face fastened, or hidden fastening attachment systems as supplied by Envel. Find installation details for each here.

Thicknesses start from 5/8” and may increase depending upon the selected surface treatment and loading requirements.

Format series panels are available in all Envel standard surfaces and colors as well as custom options. Format panels can also be cut to any shape and size and be provided with perforation options.

Sheet goods are manufactured to larger than necessary finished sizes specific to each project and stored until final sizes are supplied by the customer. Once final sizes and quantities have been established the Envel sheets are cut and fabricated to the project specifications.

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72" x 144"

Panel Series: Envel Aspect

Format panels are plank style panels that are 24” or less in one direction and up to 120” in the other and available in sizes down to 6” x 72”. Sizing options between those shown also exist. We recommend keeping the same rough aspect ratios shown to ensure ease of handling during installation.

Aspect series panels are available in face fastened or hidden fastening attachment systems as supplied by Envel. Find installation details for each here.

Thicknesses start from 5/8” and may increase depending upon the selected surface treatment and loading requirements.

Aspect series panels are available in all Envel standard surfaces and colors as well as custom options. Aspect panels can also be cut to any shape and size and be provided with perforation options.

Aspect series panels provided as face fastened panels are typically manufactured with the fastener holes factory cut.

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6" up to 72" / 12" up to 96" / 24" up to 120"

Sheet Optimization & Usage

Envel maintains a vast library of available molds in a matrix of surface treatments and sizes. Design considerations should include consideration of the overall number of unique panel sizes required for a project and how they will ultimately fit into an optimization strategy for production. Envel strives to eliminate waste from the process at every step. Creation of custom mold sizes to suit a project's specific needs may be more cost-effective and reduce unnecessary waste overusing stocked molds. Envel’s ability to create custom molds in house allow us to quickly react to a projects specific needs while maintaining optimum efficiency and budget control.

Contact an Envel representative during the early design phase to develop the best strategy for panel layout and optimization.

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Color Variation & Batch Management

Envel panels made with Ductal UHPC material are a natural material and subject to slight variations in color as inherent to concrete and other natural materials. Envel takes great care to ensure that these variations are carefully controlled through its manufacturing process. Factors that influence concrete color include the constituent components (sand, cement, pigment) the amount of water used, and initial curing conditions. These are all strictly controlled and quantified to precise quality control/quality assurance standards.

Even with these strict controls in place batch to batch variation can and will occur. The designer should understand how this will impact the overall design of the project and consult with Envel the designer to determine how certain colors behave with regard to batch variation and what kind of strategy can be employed to ensure the best overall effect. If managed correctly the natural variation can become a pleasing aesthetic feature of the design.

Strategies to ensure that batch variations are evenly dispersed over the scope of the project can and must also be employed for the best overall effect.

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