KerAion Façade System - Ceramics in Large Format
Used world-wide for decades, the KerAion® facade system also offers - besides low weight and special fastening technique - alternatives to the otherwise quite usual board formats. In addition to rectangular panels, square panels in the large formats of 60 x 60 cm, 90 x 90 cm and 120 x 120 cm are also available, which are particularly suitable for the facade design of big buildings.
All versions and formats received the general approval of the construction supervisory authority and also prove themselves in case of a statically demanding building structure. A high degree of creative freedom is ensured by the color range. It is based on SpectraView, the range of nine color families matched to each other and several contrasting colors, which was developed by the color designer Peter Zoernack. It is completed by the “Design glazed” colors.
The KerAion® panels can be installed both with visible and invisible fastening. KerAion® Quadro with a weight per unit area of 18.5 kg/m² and a thickness of 8 mm is mounted either by means of clasps (in case of the standard dimensions of 60 x 60 cm and 60 x 90 cm) or bearing profile (formats 60 x 120 cm, 90 x 90 cm, 90 x 120 cm and 120 x 120 cm). KerAion® K8 (standard dimensions of 60 x 60 cm, 60 x 90 cm), also 8 mm thin and with a weight of 18 kg/m², is designed for the fastening by means of clamps. Optionally, safety tapes are available for all formats, which are applied to the panel reverse side already in-plant and prevent larger pieces from falling down if a panel is damaged.
Architects attaching importance to a particularly uniform joint pattern decide in favour of KerAion® Quadro with invisible fastening by means of clasps or bearing profiles (depending on the panel size). In addition, the system offers the advantage that a weakening of the facade panels by undercut anchors is avoided. KerAion® K8 with visible clamp fastening - with the color of the clamp lips being matched to the design of the ceramic panel - offers other advantages: above all the rapid installation with well thought-out system components, both on metal and wooden substructure.