Asteknik floor ,wall and ceiling profiles are manufactured according to DIN norms in conformity with static and resistance calculations and resist to pressure and friction.
“ Heavy duty profiles ” for truck and/or forklift crossing areas , “ watertight profiles” for the areas with water leakage risk and “ seismic profiles” with high movement capability for earthquake zones exist in Asteknik's standard product range.
The profile seals are manufactured of EPDM or TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomer ) at different colors. Profiles can be manufactured from 10 mm up to 400 mm. All profiles have corner types and most of them have floor & wall twain.
How to select the right profile?
Selecting the right profile is the most important point and may cause lots of problems if not done properly. Clarifying the topics listed below will lead you to the right profile.
1- JOINT OPENING – GAP ( Fb)
The gap between 2 building blocks must definitely be known.
2 – APPLICATION TYPE
Flush Mounted Application
It should be known whether the profile will be applied surface mounted or flush mounted. Flush mounted type should be preferrred if the surface coating hasn't been done while the surface mounted type must be used for the completed coating.
Surface Mounted Application
3 – COATING THICKNESS ( H )
To choose the right profile for flush mounted applications , coating thickness must be known.
4 – LOAD BEARING CAPACITY
For floor profiles , the load passing over ( pedestrian,car,truck,forklift etc) must be known. For trucks and forklifts , their maximum payload shall be defined. The type of tyre ( rubber,polyamide etc ) is an important detail for forklifts and reach trucks.
5 – MOVEMENT ABILITY
Horizontal and vertical movement ability needed between 2 building blocks must be specified by the structural engineer depending on the height,type,load and ground of the building.
6 – CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
If the profile is exposed to any chemical attack , type of the chemical shall be known to choose the right type of profile seal.
7 – WATERTIGHTNESS
At the places with water leakage risk , watertight profiles shall be used.