GreenGirt Composite Metal Hybrid (CMH) combines the best of both worlds in building materials with the structural properties of metal and the thermal efficiency of composites. The continuous metal inserts in the composite flanges of the cross-linked thermoset Z-profile allow attachment of cladding systems using self-tapping screws while eliminating through-metal to the building and providing zero thermal short circuits from through-fastening. Additionally, GreenGirt CMH’s strength-to-weight ratio makes it a superior solution to metal or FRP-only materials.
GreenGirt CMH Structural Properties:
GreenGirt Composite Metal Hybrid (CMH) has been extensively tested for structural integrity, fastener performance, and durability. To assess the structural strength of GreenGirt CMH, researchers have studied how it behaves under different loading conditions, such as static and dynamic loads. In addition, GreenGirt CMH has also been assessed on how it reacts to various environmental conditions, such as temperature, UV radiation, and humidity.
Research and Development engineers have tested the performance of different fasteners with GreenGirt CMH under varying conditions, such as heat, tension, shear, and fatigue. In addition, in terms of durability, GreenGirt CMH has been evaluated on its longevity under various environmental conditions, such as corrosion, operating temperatures, and impact. Overall, extensive research has established that GreenGirt CMH is a robust and durable material that can be used in most building envelope applications.
In addition, our in-house team of engineers reviewed all projects with GreenGirt CMH products are tested via Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for best-practice composite CMH analysis and design regarding point loads, eccentricity, joinery, and live and dead loads. Considerations must be made and centered around the FEA due to the isotropic material.