The AluStar is the universal hand-set formwork made of aluminium and its so light that it can be moved by hand.


AluStar is MEVA's universal aluminium ­hand-set formwork range. Light and easy to handle, it is ideal for crane-free use and many other ­applications. It is ideal for crane-free use and many other ­applications. As Alustar is 100% compatible with the StarTec steel multi-purpose formwork, it perfectly complements this system as well.


Product characteristics

  • Low weight

    • Max. 65 kg for largest panel (270 x 90 cm) 

  • Capacity

    • Permissible fresh concrete pressure (to DIN 18218) over entire surface of 60 kN/m² (DIN 18202, Tab. 3, Line 6) 

  • Closed hollow aluminium profile

    • Ergonomic grip profile

    • Robust

    • High-grade powder-coated finish

    • Impact- and scratch-resistant surface

    • Easy to clean 

  • Full compatibility with StarTec 

  • Smart multifunctional profile

    • Welded-in Dywidag nuts

    • All accessories, e.g. brackets, push-pull drops and alignment rails, attached with MEVA flange screw 

  • Tying for indined or stepped-level formwork

    • Tie hole with conical aluminium anchor sleeve, welded-in from both sides 

  • Versatility

    • Ideal for residential and commercial developments

    • Refurbishment projects

  • Intelligent MEVA product design

    • MEVA assembly lock for structurally continuous connection with only a dew hammer blows

    • Cast-iron corners with integral bump notches for panel widths of 55 cm and more to simplify adjustment and alignment with crow bar

    • High-quality alkus all-plastic facing with 7-year warranty 

AluStar panels

  • With panel heights of 270, 135 and 90 cm, and panel widths ranging from 90 cm to 20 cm, AluStar is readily adaptable to specific geometries. Thanks to the variety of elements, all common wall thicknesses can be reproduced without fitting areas.


  • The maximum element weight of 65 kg makes the system light and crane-independent. The system also has articulated corners that are infinitely adjustable from 60° to 180°.


  • With only two tie holes for 270 cm panel heights and a maximum panel weight of 65 kg, this weight-performance champion can accommodate fresh concrete pressures of 60 kN/m² over the entire surface.
Technical drawing showing the AluStar assembled.

AluStar makes light work of heavy tasks

AluStar and Startec formwork systems connected with assembly locks
  • Flange screw 

    Single component for strong connection of all accessories

  • Multi-function profile 

    Made from closed hollow aluminium profiles with welded-in DW 15 nuts for rapid, structurally continuous connection of accessories

  • High-grade powder-coated finish

    Facilitates cleaning and reduces concrete ­adhesion

  • Closed hollow profile

    For high stability and a long service life

  • Cast-iron corners with integral bump notches

    Fitted at four corners for panel widths of 55 cm and more to simplify ­adjustment and alignment with crow bar

  • Tie hole

    With conical anchor sleeve, welded in from both sides

  • alkus all-plastic facing

    No water absorption, resistant to swelling and shrinkage. Smooth, robust surface ­guarantees a high-quality concrete finish, even after heavy use

MEVA tie rod holder with a tie rod.

Tie rod fixture

For fixing to multi-purpose profile of upright or ­horizontal AluStar panels – for fast and safe ­transportation on site.

2D Zeichnung der Funktion eines AS Schalschlosses

AS assembly lock 

Only one component needed for rapid, ­reliable panel connection: MEVA assembly lock. Allows single-handed fitting at any position along the frame. A few hammer blows suffice to achieve a strong, level and stepless panel connection.

The AluStar element has an ergonomic handle profile.

Ergonomic grip profile
Stable, closed hollow aluminium profile

Panel overview

Panel width [cm] Corner panels Fillers
 90 75 55 50 49 45   40 30  25  24   20 IC OC HIC HOC FS
Height [cm] 270  ■  ■  ■  ■  ■  ■
135  ■ ■ 
90  ■ ■       

IC Inside corner, side length 25 cm OC Outside corner

HIC Hinged inside corner, side length 30 cm   HOC Hinged outside corner, side length 7.5 cm FS Filler strip

High flexibility

AluStar offers an easily adaptable formwork solution thanks to its wide range of possible combinations. Height increments of 30 cm are achievable through the free connection of formwork panels in the upright or horizontal position.

The AluStar wall formwork in combination with the assembly lock.
Drawing, AluStar can be set up both standing and lying

Keeping everything in hand

Carefully thought through to the finest detail

AluStar's ease of handling is a testament to MEVA's intelligent product design and close collaboration with practitioners in the development and ­optimisation of its systems. Fast, crane-independent movement is no ­problem: the convenient grip profile ensures that the AluStar panels can be safely held and transported. They are also easy to position and precision-assemble at the required location. The larger panels are additionally fitted with bump notches that vastly simplify adjustment and alignment. 

Cast-iron corners with integral bump notches

  • Fitted at four corners for panel widths of 55 cm and more to simplify adjustment and alignment with crow bar
  • Stable and durable: the reinforced cast-iron corners significantly reduce the need for repairs
Cast corner at the corner of the AluStar element with integrated folding edge.
AluStar and Startec formwork systems connected with assembly locks

Working in tandem to meet all your on-site needs

Together, AluStar and StarTec comprise a product family featuring crane-independent ­aluminium and large-format steel panels. The only component needed for their universal ­application is the assembly lock. No other adapters or connectors are required. Combined use of the two systems allows the efficient and flexible deployment of resources to meet all on-site demands.