RELIABILITY AND INSULATION
The revolutionary ventilated façade system, an exclusive piece of extruded ceramic that has excellent technical qualities.
ELEGANT AND MAJESTIC
Discover the new generation of large format flooring, wall tiles and countertops, from 800 × 800 mm to 1300 × 3200 mm.
- energy saving up to 35%
colors and textures
to Cut on site
Exceeds all ICC Fire Resistance Requirements
Porcelain, a naturally non-combustible material, married with the Frontek open joint cladding system, easily meets fire code requirements. Frontek is compliant with ASTM E119, NFPA 285, and ASTM E136.
All four sides of each panel edge is grinded after firing. This “rectification” process is done before leaving the factory production line and ensures that every panel edge is extremely precise where no shrinkage or expansion occurs after installation.
The attention to detail is immaculate.
An all-weather material
With excellent performance against the most demanding environmental conditions, Frontek’s resistance to different weather conditions is superior and steadfast.
Lightweight & Flexible
The Frontek complete system (panels & Plus Structure) weigh only 6.55lb/sf. Panels come in a wide variety of colors, designs and sizes ranging from 15.95 x 31.50 inches to 39.3 x 118 inches.
All facade panels can be adapted to any building peculiarity and its surroundings. Even cut, exposed areas such as kerf saw cuts, mitered corner joints, or open corners don’t need sealing or coating.
Providing excellent protection from sound, the Frontek System achieves acoustic improvements around 4dBA in the range of 1000 Hz where the human ear is most sensitive. In addition to protecting inhabitants against noise from the outside, sound leakage from the inside is also alleviated. And because there is a ventilation layer, the rainscreen system further increases the noise barrier effect.
Virtually no maintenance
The high density and extremely low absorption rates of porcelain doesn’t allow dirt or graffiti to stick to it. Installed in an open joint cladding application, there is no efflorescence, no drips, and no stains. So, your cladding is maintenance-free.
Vs Traditional Materials
|Feature||Frontek Extruded Porcelain||Fibercement product type 1||Terracotta||ACM||Natural Stone||Fibercement Product Type 2||GRC|
|AESTHETIC VERSATILITY||Any design/texture is possible||Glazed||Traditional glazing||Laminated paint||Only one nature||Limited designs||Limited designs|
|BREAKING LOAD||1349 lbf (6000N)||779 lbf (3466N)||944lbf (4200N)||Elasticity||Depends on the type (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic) and thickness||Unknown|
|WEIGHT||6.75 Lb/sqft 33 Kg/m2||3.1 lb/sqft 15 Kg/m2||8.6 lb/sqft 42 Kg/m2||1.65 lb/sqft 8 kg/m2||9.22-16.4 lb/sqft 45 to 80 Kg/m2||5.5 lb/sqft||Up to 16.4 lb/sqft|
|WATER ABSORPTION||0.5%||> 6%||> 6%||0%
|EASE OF INSTALLATION||* All four sides of the panels are factory rectified * Connect with the Grooves, at the bottom and at the top. * Easy to cut on site.||It's produced molded||Caliber is required, cut not rectified||Differences in reflection||Requires perforations and very heavy||Requires additional perforations||Heavy equipment required|
|MAINTENANCE||Very Low, almost none||High||High||affected by uva and uvb rays||High||High||High|
|FIRE RESISTANCE||NFPA285, A1||A2s1, d0||Bs1,d0||Bs1,d0||A1||Depends on the type of panels||Depends on the type of panels|
|AVAILABILITY||Five basic color in stock at all time in any size||Limited||Limited||Limited||Limited||Limited||Limited|