- Poly-Vinyl-Chloride (PVC) is abundant, water safe and food safe.
- When comparing Rapform panels with other building products of a similar application, Rapform panels have a small carbon footprint.
- Rapform polymer panels use less energy to produce when compared to other major polymers.
- The durability of Rapform’s panels makes them ideal for long-term applications.
- Rapform panels are extruded in South Africa.
- Rapform also ships flat, which reduces logistical handling requirements.
The lifetime environmental impact of concrete (extraction, production, construction, operation, demolition and recycling) is minimal compared to other conventional building methods. The Rapform system enhances the environmental attributes of concrete by extending the life-cycle of the structure and reducing the energy and resources required to build it.
Being naturally fire-resistant concrete forms a highly effective barrier to fire spread.
Rapform’s unique concrete mix slows the passage of heat moving through, reducing temperature fluctuations and enhancing acoustic properties:
- This reduces energy needs from heating or air-conditioning, offering year-round energy savings over the life-time of the building.
- Low life-cycle carbon dioxide emissions – the majority of a buildings carbon dioxide emissions are generated in the electric utilities of the building over its life-cycle (e.g. lighting, heating, air-conditioning). Rapform’s unique concrete mix greatly reduces these carbon emissions.
Locally produced and used
The weight of traditional building materials is known to limit building activity to within a small radius of suppliers. Rapform’s lightweight and flat packed design allows building in significantly larger building ranges between users and suppliers. Rapform empowers local labourers, who might not have building skills, to easily use Rapform to build in remote areas.