Décision SA expands into architectural market

The Switzerland-based composites manufacturer recently signed agreements for several composite roofs and other major structural elements.

Décision SA (Ecublens, Switzerland), best known for its work developing composite structures for the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft, reports that it is expanding its offerings to the global architectural market, having recently signed a number of significant prototype agreements with several international contractors for the manufacture of composite roofs and other major structural elements.

Other recent projects include structural cladding systems for a mountaintop telecom station; a unique skylight shading system for a luxury watchmaker’s conference room and, most recently, the prototyping of the Russian Orthodox Cultural and Spiritual Centre Domes in Paris that were constructed by sister company Multiplast.

Working as a turnkey solution provider, or as a partner for key aspects of the manufacturing process, Décision SA supports contractors at all stages of the design, structural engineering, tooling, prototyping and production processes. In particular, Décision SA manages the prototype testing and validation processes in-house, or at partners such as the EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), before series production commences. 

Décision SA will then advise and help to set up the manufacturing process and, in some cases, tooling and production technologies are transferred to customers.

Sustainability and reaction to fire are also two key elements in infrastructure applications and for this reason Décision SA has invested significant time and resources into developing expertise in working with both green raw materials such as bio-resins and natural flax fibers, as well as all types of fire retardant resin systems and materials.