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Cut from a moist clay line and fired in high-tech kilns until sintered. The highly resistant brick slip density and the optimum pore structure is made possible by our special manufacturing process – extrusion. This is how we turn clay into brick slips with breathable capillary channels and a particle structure resistant to damage by frost.
So clinker brick slips become a functional ceramic finish with a membrane effect. In plain monochrome, or with an unmistakeable play of iridescent colours. Reduced, oxidized or engobed – whichever way you choose: perfect for facade cladding. Whether exposed to frost or heat.
Thin-layer cladding and robust
Cladding with the exposed masonry look, but without the masonry. Being many times thinner and lighter than clinker bricks, brick slips as facade cladding free you from the structural constraints of a facing panel or the existing masonry structure. This way, they open up new dimensions in design in energy saving renovation projects when used in conjunction with modern exterior insulation and finishing systems (EIFS).
And for the current trend in monolithic construction of modern buildings in which the exterior walls are made of concrete poured in situ, brick slip facades on top of exterior insulation and finishing systems provide an opportunity for distinctive designs. Real colour-dyed in the classic NF, DF or in the fashionable long and bar formats with matching angles pieces. Traditionally smooth, grained, with patina or with a vintage, used look with chipped edges.
Ecological and Economical
Ceramic brick slips produced by extrusion are weather and frost-resistant without environmentally harmful hydrophobic, impregnation or sealing treatments. Using cleaning chemicals is unnecessary. The compounded surface produced as a result of high-temperature firing offers no breeding grounds for pests, mosses, fungi and algae. Dirt from exhaust gases or other environmental influences is simply washed off the facade.
This maintenance-free facade design with a highly durable, natural product made of clay produced at 1300° C by sintering is in tune with the times, but not just because of its own environmental, energy and cost aspects: during production, too, we have committed ourselves to maximum energy efficiency and recycling. And the sustainable use of natural resources.