Mitrex BIPV uses the power of the sun to produce clean electricity. Our systems can be integrated into any building design while meeting all aesthetic needs. These products are backed by an aluminum honeycomb sandwiched between layers of solid aluminum sheets, making it both lightweight and extremely strong. Mitrex cladding panels are an energy-efficient solution for both existing and new facades. These panels also provide thermal resistance and exterior noise control to a building while ensuring durability and safety.
From design and building perspectives, Mitrex BIPV systems have limitless applications. These panels transform typical, single-purpose building materials into multi-purpose cladding that acts as a building envelope while also generating power.
Integrated monocrystalline solar cells with a customizable facing
Lightweight, thin panels allow for seamless surfaces and high installation precision while placing less stress on building foundations
Provides a ventilated rainscreen façade system
Code compliant, fire-resistant, safe, and durable
Same methods of installation as conventional cladding; can be installed on any substrate (metal, concrete, wood)
Highly resistant to moisture, staining and weathering
Enhanced acoustic insulation
Design flexibility, including the size of panels, curves, and corners
Our Pressure-Equalized Ventilated Rainscreen System is a highly effective and sustainable moisture management solution. It is designed to eliminate the penetration of rainwater through the rainscreen and allow ventilation. It is specifically designed to allow both static and dynamic pressure equalization across the rainscreen. Rainwater penetration occurs due to the emergence of water on the wall surface, through windows, or driving forces such as kinetic energy, surface tension, gravity, or air pressure differentials. There are numerous methods available in the building industry to control rainwater penetration into the structure.
Our Rainscreen System is based on this rainwater penetration control method, which balances the atmospheric pressure throughout the rainscreen. Our wall assembly has three primary components of a rainscreen system, including an outer layer or rainscreen, the inner layer or air barrier, and a pressure equalization chamber (PEC) sealed from sides and vents. This system is designed with an air-water barrier and proper flashing details to drain the rainwater. It is low maintenance, does not require sealants or caulking, and is energy efficient.
Vertical panel supports, such as timber or metal, are needed to support the cladding.
The Air Cavity is the space between the exterior cladding and interior. It may or may not consist of an insulation layer. It allows the circulation of air on the moisture barrier and keeps the water away from the insulating layer of the external wall. The recommended air cavity depth is between 3/16”- 3/8” for sufficient drainage and airflow. Joints/Gaps are provided for proper ventilation. The factors involved in the design detailing of the air cavity are the depth of the cavity compartmentation and the specification of insulating material.
The Air Cavity is divided into pressurized compartments with top and bottom vents at designated intervals and with both sides closed. It keeps the pressure inside and outside the wall assembly equal and pushes the rainwater through joints making the wall assembly weathertight.
The Air/Moisture Barrier System is located on the interior side of the wall assembly. It can handle wind and pressure loads. It directs water away and towards the drip edge. The insulation may be provided beneath the air/vapour barrier. The insulation thickness is determined by the building code requirements.
The substrate is the exterior wall face (plaster, concrete, exterior sheathing, windproofing layer, etc.).
It includes any material like wood, brick, concrete, or steel.
Mitrex systems can use a variety of attachment methods, including:
Download our Technical Document or more information on our flashing, drainage channels, fastening systems, or curved panels.
Cladicast panels have very low porosity and act as a weather barrier.
Cladicast is lightweight compared to traditional precast concrete panels, which allows for easier installation.
Aluminum honeycomb has a unique structure that makes the panels heat and sound resistant.
Cladicast panels are available in various shapes, colours, and sizes; they are also lightweight and high in strength.
There is a lower risk of tensile and bulking failure due to the honeycomb structure's high strength.
Cladicast panels are non-combustible, fire-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and moisture-resistant.
Easy and quick installation saves time and reduces labour costs.
Cladicast panels are manufactured in a controlled environment which provides a better-quality product.
The cladding finish is available in different colours and textures. The solar facing is maintenance-free as each panel has anti-soling coatings.