Composites Revolutionize Construction


MVC, a Brazilian company internationally recognized for its innovation in the engineering plastics segment, has developed a groundbreaking technology called Wall System, which is revolutionizing the construction industry in Brazil.


Wall System is a technology that uses composite profiles (produced by means of the pultrusion process) and sandwich-type panels made of fiberglass-reinforced composite sheets with special composite cores. Wall System delivers significant advantages over the traditional building process, including: greater construction speed; increased durability, strength, and flexibility; excellent thermal and acoustic performance; improved fire resistance; a cleaner work environment; and zero waste.


Since 2004, MVC has had the approval of Caixa Econômica Federal (the bank responsible for financing affordable housing in Brazil) for the application of Wall System in Brazil’s housing sector. In addition to applying it in the construction of houses, MVC extended usage of the system to schools and daycare centers. In 2013 alone, more than 100,000 square meters of houses and schools were constructed in Brazil using Wall System.


The advantages of this progressive technology have been proven in real-world applications since the project’s inception over a decade ago. As an example of the product’s performance, in 2011-2012, 35 schools in 12 municipalities in the state of Alagoas, Brazil were destroyed by heavy rains and rebuilt in record time using Wall System. The system facilitated the rapid return of students to classrooms that met high standards of comfort, quality, and safety.


METYX Composites supplied the RTM reinforcement, METYCORE, for the Wall System in the construction of numerous Brazilian schools in 2014. METYCORE consists of an engineered core sandwiched between two layers of chopped strand mat, which helps the resin traverse the laminate with maximum speed and precision, making it ideal for large-scale projects like Wall System. “METYX Composites is proud to be a supplier to MVC as they expand operations to meet the demand for this innovative product, which has proved capable of helping entire communities of people in need of housing and schools,” commented Uğur Üstünel, Co-Director, METYX Composites.