Exploring the Advantages of UniCote® LUX

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UniCote® LUX is a premium pre-painted steel product tailored to complement high-end architectural designs in Australia.

UniCote® LUX stands out for its lightweight and flexible nature, which allows it to be fabricated into a variety of architectural profiles supplied by Architectural Cladding Suppliers.

These profiles include Standing Seam, Snaplock, Interlocking, Nailstrip, Metal Weatherboards, Shingles, and Flatlock. UniCote® LUX is not only aesthetically pleasing but also exceptionally resilient and durable.

Whether for commercial or residential projects, UniCote® LUX redefines building exteriors and interiors with its perfect union of style and longevity. 

UniCote® LUX is stunning in every way

A game-changer for architects and installers.

UniCote® LUX is a game-changer in the realm of metal cladding, empowering architects and installers to unleash their creative potential like never before. Known for its versatility and ease of installation with a range of profiles, installers can create captivating installations using UniCote® LUX.

Behind all the beauty and performance is the meticulous technical detail that supports UniCote® LUX’s strong warranty position. With this unwavering support and protection, our installers can proceed with absolute confidence, knowing that your vision is backed by a steel product that is engineered to excel in every aspect. 

The Advantages of UniCote® LUX

  • Tested in Australian Conditions: UniCote® LUX performs in the harshest conditions with real-world testing sites in Birdsville and Rockhampton for UV performance, Shellharbour, and Muriwai (NZ) to stand up against punishing coastal environments. Tested to meet the strict requirements of AS/NZS27828:2013 for salt spray, humidity, and UV resistance to provide you with warranties of up to 30 years.
  • Wide Range of Colours: UniCote® LUX offers a wide range of colours and patterns to choose from, including classic and contemporary colours, a new Hamptons range to compliment fresh coastal designs, and unique textures replicating timber, metal and mineral patterns to inspire stunning architectural designs.
  • Non-Combustible: Meets the requirements of AS/NZS 1530.3 Methods for Fire Tests on Building Materials.
  • Scratch Resistance: No marking of paint surface when tested in accordance with AS 2331.4.7, with no less than 1.5kg weight applied to the test piece.
  • QUV Resistance: Meets the requirements of AS/NZS2728:2013 Section 2.8 and Table 2.4. Note: Tests are conducted on a flat panel.
  • Bend Test: No loss of adhesion or paint cracking when bent around a diameter equal to five times the thickness of the sheet AS/NZS2728:2013 section 2.6.1 and Appendix F.
  • Impact Resistance: No loss of paint adhesion after a test piece is struck on the reverse side with a specified force of 10J, in line with the test methodology AS/NZS2728:2013 Section 2.6.1 and Appendix F.
  • Humidity and Salt Spray Resistance: Meets the requirements of AS/NZS2728:2013 Sections 2.8 and 2.9.
UniCote® LUX – Midnight Matte looks absolutely amazing

UniCote® LUX is a premium solution for architects and installers aiming to create beautiful and long-lasting structures – available in a wide range of distinct colours.

Durable and resilient in every way

Highly durable and long-lasting, UniCote® LUX has a long life expectancy, and the special coating used to protect the material finish from the elements helps to ensure that it retains its good looks and performance over time.

Material breakdown of UniCote® LUX

SubstrateHot-dipped Zinc/Aluminium/Magnesium alloy coated steel coil.
Alloy coating weight; Minimum 150g/m².
Pre-treatmentCorrosion-resistant conversion coating.
Primer coatA flexible corrosion-resistant primer. Nominal thickness is 7µms ± 1µms on
the top side and 5µms ± 1µms (reverse).
Finish coatPolyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF). Nominal film thickness 35µms ± 8µms
(pattern dependent).
Backing coatGrey wash coat. Nominal thickness is 5µms ± 1µms.
Protective FilmAvailable on request.
Source: UniCote® LUX Data Sheet

UniCote® LUX is the environmentally friendly solution

UniCote® LUX is an environmentally friendly solution made from recycled materials – 100% recyclable at the end of its life. With excellent thermal performance, this innovative finish is an excellent choice for builders and architects who are looking to create sustainable and eco-friendly structures.

With its weather resistance, energy efficiency, versatility, durability, and environmentally friendly credentials, UniCote® LUX provides a premium material finish that is ideal for architects, installers, and builders looking to create beautiful and long-lasting structures.

With its range of colours and textures, ease of installation, and low maintenance requirements, UniCote® LUX delivers premium value and performance, making it an ideal choice for any construction project.

Source: Unicote® LUX website

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As every architectural project is different, if you require custom advice, the ACS team looks forward to working with you to deliver on your vision.