Trespa has boosted its popular Trespa Meteon range of durable exterior panels, with the addition of six distinctive grey wood tones.
The new grey wood tones are designed to influence the experience, age and appearance of the building’s exterior. They combine beautiful natural wood appearance with the solid durability associated with Trespa products, adding an understated yet bold aesthetic, says a spokesman for the Netherlands-based company.
Lucas Stevens, design expert at Trespa, comments: “This is a direct result of consultation with more than 100 architects in 10 countries. The new grey wood decors combine durable design with the timeless expression that architects strive to deliver in their work for their clients.”
“Like all Trespa products, these new colours have been tested extensively on weather- and ultraviolet (UV)-resistance.
“The product has a closed surface structure, which keeps it smooth and easy to clean. Simulator testing for 3,000 hours of weather exposure showed outstanding performance and guarantees the product’s longevity worldwide. Which is why Trespa offers a 10-year conditional product warranty on the entire range.”
The striking impact of grey notes in an exterior is well known, and a lasting favourite with architects the world over, he adds. The grey wood decors now in the Trespa Meteon range are designed to stand out distinctively from the crowd. They also have a tactile matt surface with a grained effect that perfectly mimics the source pattern of the original wood. And, because they are designed to complement the total vision of the architect, they seamlessly match other façade elements like doors and window frames, he points out.
“For architects looking for durable design and timeless expression that outlasts any passing trend, these new greys have to be seen first-hand,” he remarks.
Trespa Meteon is a decorative high-pressure compact laminate (HPL) with an integral surface manufactured using Trespa’s unique in-house technology, Electron Beam Curing (EBC). Engineered for vertical exterior wall covering such as façade cladding, balcony panelling, sunblinds and other demanding exterior applications, Trespa Meteon’s underlying technology transforms wood-based fibres with thermosetting resins under high pressure and at high temperatures into striking panels.
With a broad range of colours, finishes and tactile effects, Trespa Meteon brings compelling aesthetic and virtually limitless design possibilities to next-generation architectural claddings, Stevens concludes.
Trespa International is recognised internationally as a premier developer of high quality panels for exterior cladding, decorative façades, and scientific solutions.
Since its founding in 1960, Trespa has worked closely with architects, designers, installers, distributors and end-users globally to develop products that combine quality manufacturing technologies with intelligent solutions for architectural applications.