Episode 14 – UNITY® Proprietary Attachment Technology

Installing Exterior Facade Systems with UNITY Attachment Technology

The key to the perfect exterior wall assembly for your next building project is ensuring that the cladding achieves its function of protecting your building from the elements over a long period of time while giving you the complete architectural control you need to execute your design, no matter how simple or elaborate.

Unity is where function and design come together.

Unity is Elemex’s proprietary attachment technology that is engineered to work with all our facade panels to create all-in-one superior facade systems for commercial exteriors. Innovative and proven, Unity gives designers and architects more design flexibility, better performance and quality that’s built to stand the test of time.

Unity offers a variety of features and benefits, including:

 Seamless Facade Panel Integration

The Unity technology allows for seamless integration of a variety of facade panels on the same attachment platform, giving you multi-panel design freedom. Imagine: multiple surfaces on one system.


Architects of Toronto’s Ten93 Queen West, pictured above, used Ceramitex and Alumitex for the building’s exterior.


Ease of Facade Installation

Each of our facade systems follows the same installation method, giving installers the ability to efficiently install our systems on site. The consistent attachment and clips of Unity allows the various face panel materials to be installed using the same tools and technique.


Seen above, 80 Atlantic in Toronto features a stunning combination of Ceramitex and Alumitex Plate.


Facade Design Flexibility

Unity supports all designs, no matter how simple or elaborate the project – from flat panels to complex, daring shapes and sizes. Whether you’re integrating Solstex solar panels into another Elemex facade system or fabricating Ceramitex to your exact specifications, Unity is engineered for complete architectural design control.


Fanshawe College, image 4, London, Alumitex  Fanshawe College, image 6, London, Alumitex

Fanshawe College in London, Ont., is a great example of the design flexibility of Elemex facade systems such as Alumitex, pictured above.


Proven Facade System Performance

Elemex has a 50-plus year history in the facades industry and all our facade systems are North American code compliant. From vision to completion, Elemex offers unparalleled service and support with the 360° Advantage.

The Unity attachment system transforms panels into proven facade systems. Unity can be used on the following products:

  • Alumitex ACM – A lightweight flat panel made up of two thin aluminum sheets bonded to a non-aluminum fire-rated (FR) core.
  • Alumitex Plate – A high strength, low weight aluminum alloy sheet that is corrosion-resistant and has excellent formability.
  • Ceramitex – Large format sintered ceramic facade panels that are lightweight and extremely durable.
  • Solstex – A building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) facade system that harnesses the power of the sun.
  • Stonitex – Stone building facade cladding made from 100% natural North American quarried stone.

Unity is also the foundation for a new standard of rainscreen solutions in North America. Our pressure-equalized rainscreen system provides each of our facade systems with the ultimate weather barrier. The rear-ventilated rainscreen (RVR) system breathes freely and allows the panels to repel water and debris, while the pressure-equalization reduces the pressure difference across the cladding with closed joints and using compartmentalization and back venting.

Unity brings it all together. If you have any questions regarding Unity and wish to speak to one of our experts, please contact us at info@elemex.com or visit elemex.com.


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