PORCELAIN FACADE PRODUCTS

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

General Company information

Imola provides some of the best porcelain rainscreen systems available in the market. Made in Italy, the tiles used on the cladding always reflect and anticipate the latest trends in the world of architecture.


Imola Ceramica can meet any and every style requirement by enveloping your building with classic, rustic, traditional or modern tactile styles with its ceramics for any contexts, especially in modern buildings. The rainscreen tiles brim with creativity and constantly reinterpret that special Made in Italy sensitivity which succeeds in combining quality and innovation. The collections are constantly expanded too, in order to satisfy both a sense of family coziness, and the flair of the most up-to-date designers and design studios.



RANGE OF DECORS

Our porcelain rainscreen panels come in many collections with more than a thousand solutions.


The porcelain tiles are available in the following textures:


  Natural
•  Honed
  Polished
•  Smooth
•  Slate cut
  Bush-hammered rustic

Micron 2.0

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Lamiera

Koshi

Lastra

Marmi

All Marmi


Surfaces

The porcelain tiles are available in the following finishes:


       -   Matt
        Satin
       -   Semi-glossy
       -   Glossy

Bush Hammered Finish

Natural Finish

Polished Finish

Product type

The porcelain tiles are made in an environment-friendly factory. Imola Ceramica has perfected a new type of ceramic production that focuses on humanity and the environment as the fundamental and inseparable combination on which all its industrial and productive processes are founded. With more than 98% of the Group’s industrial scrap being recycled, the porcelain production is one of the most environment-friendly. In fact, every day, over 11 tons of petroleum is saved, and energy self-production now reaches levels of up to 85% thanks to a highly efficient Company Environmental Management System. Ceramics that limit the use of natural resources by including scrap are products that respect humanity and the environment

Sustainability

Imola has been awarded different awards such as the ISO 14001 environmental certification, the EMAS registration, the LEED rating and the ECOLABEL and GREEN SQUARED certificates.


The UNI EN ISO 14001 was imposed on the basis of the following principles:


•   Protection of the environment and of Natural resources, where IMOLA focus on minimizing the environmental impact of its production of ceramic tiles and optimizes the use of natural resources thanks to the recycling processes which recover the waste from the various raw and cooked processing as well as optimizing the water supply resources and the reutilization of recyclable material for packaging;


•   Efficient and effective energy policy, through the introduction of optimized plant solutions, and where the majority of the electrical energy utilized is produced in-house through the use of the most modern cogeneration systems;


•   Principle of “Respect for the ecosystem” was adopted to insure that the environmental impact of its industrial production is minimized. In fact, Imola completely recovers all the water used in the working processes thus reducing the discharge to zero; it performs continual monitoring of the significant emissions in order to achieve a high level of reduction of the pollutants that are critical to the environment, conducts complete differential waste collection of the paper, plastic material, wood, steel and copper.


Imola has obtained Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration through the implementation of a precise company policy on sustainable development. This is an important recognition in Europe that aim at the continuous improvement of production standards and awareness of all of its employees in terms of protecting the environment.


Additionally, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola is a member of the Green Building Council Italia, which operates for the diffusion of the LEED accreditation system. The tiles can contribute to obtaining LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits. For examples, our tiles can contribute to reducing the “heat-island” effect, in order to reduce impact on the microclimate of the area. In addition, the system itself can be contribute to achieve an innovation in design credit.


Imola Is the first Italian tile manufacturer to achieve he third-party environmental certification Green Squared, which was developed by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), recognizing leadership in environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Quality

Our porcelain façade panels are some of the best you have. Here are some benefits associated to them:


       -   Knock and stress resistant
       -   Wear resistant
        Scratch resistant
        Frost-proof
        Resistant to chemical attacks
        Mark resistant


In fact, the strength and inalterability of porcelain stoneware are brought to life in the various forms: glazed porcelain stoneware with colored mixture, and full-body porcelain stoneware.


DESIGN POSSIBILITIES

Typical sizes

The porcelain rainscreen system comes in a wide range of sizes. From 12”x24” all the way to 48”x48”, we guarantee an ideal façade layout to suit any architectural requirement. The tiles have a typical thickness of 3/8”.


12”x24”, 15”x30”, 24”x24”, 18”x36”, 30”x30”, 36”x36”, 20”x40”, 12”x48”, 24”x48”, 48”x48”


The following sizes are most economical:  24”x48” and 48”x48”.

Surfaces

The porcelain tiles are available in the following finishes:


       -   Matt
       -   Satin
         Semi-glossy
         Glossy


SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

System recommendations and installation techniques

The porcelain ventilated facade comes in 4 different systems


1.    Type IT-KL: Visible system

In this case, the L-brackets are fixed on the building substrate (Concrete, Exterior sheathing, brick…etc) by means of plugs suitably sized and adapted to the type of support. The T-profiles are fixed to the brackets by means of rivets, with “fixed point” and “sliding point” as per the executive design. A special plate in pre-painted STAINLESS steel complete with clips in STAINLESS steel AISI 316 is fixed to the porcelain panels. The clips come with a color similar to the porcelain panel. The plate is complete with gaskets in EPDM with anti-vibration function for the porcelain panel. The system thus composed has a gap between the cladding panels of 8 mm.


Featuring exposed coupling of the cladding, the system consists of:


       -   Uprights: T-section (black, anodized);

       -   Brackets: L-section anchorage complete with prefixing holding spring;

       -   Plugs: anchorage suitable for the support;

       -   Rivets: normalized for fixing uprights to brackets;

         Rivets: normalized for fixing plates to uprights;

         Plate: in STAINLESS steel complete with colored clips and gaskets.

       -   Open joints: 7 or 8 mm.

2.    Type IT-M: Visible system

The L- brackets are fixed to the building substrate (Concrete, CMU, Exterior grade sheathing, brick etc…) by means of plugs suitably sized and adapted to the type of support. Special section profiles are fixed to the brackets by means of rivets, with “fixed point” and “sliding point” as per the executive design. In the upright profile there are grooves for housing self positioning spacers and clips in STAINLESS steel AISI 316 for fixing the cladding slabs. For slabs in format 24”x48” laid horizontally, an intermediate T-profile is envisaged with related fixing clips. The clips come with the same color as the porcelain panels. The system is complete with gaskets in EPDM with anti-vibration function. The final system may have a gap between the porcelain panels of 4 or 8 mm.


Featuring exposed coupling of the cladding, the system consists of:


       -   Uprights: T-section (with possibility of black anodizing);

       -   Brackets: L-section anchorage complete with prefixing holding spring;

       -   Plugs: anchorage suitable for the support;

       -   Rivets: normalized for fixing uprights to brackets;

       -   Rivets: normalized for fixing clips to T-profiles;

       -   Clips: colored, in STAINLESS steel AISI 316;

       -   Spacers: 4 or 8 mm;

       -   Gaskets: anti-vibration.

3.    Type IT-S: Concealed System

The L-brackets are fixed to the building substrate (Concrete, CMU, exterior grade sheathing, brick, etc…) by means of plugs suitably sized and adapted to the type of support. T-profiles are fixed to the brackets by means of rivets, with “fixed point” and “sliding point” as per the executive design. Slotted horizontal stringer profiles are riveted to the T-profiles and shaped in such a way that stresses due to the action of the wind will be axial to the cramps. Anchoring cramps in aluminum are applied to the porcelain panels by means of special expansion plug in STAINLESS steel (see KEIL). Laying of the slabs thus assembled on the slotted horizontal stringers. By means of millimetric adjustment screws the system offers the possibility of variable gaps.


Featuring concealed coupling of the cladding, the system consists of:


       -   Uprights: T-section;

       -   Brackets: L-section anchorage complete with pre-fixing spring;

       -   Plugs: anchorage suitable for the support;

       -   Rivets: normalized for fixing uprights to brackets;

       -   Stringers: horizontal, slotted, in special section to accommodate by anti-flip-over interlock the cramps applied on the back of the cladding;

       -   Rivets: normalized for fixing stringers to uprights;

       -   Cramps: anchoring, millimetric adjustment with locking and adjustment screw;

       -   Cramps: simple anchoring type;

       -   Gaskets: in neoprene to apply between anchoring cramp and cladding slab.

       -   Open joints: varies from a minimum of 3 mm.

4.    Type IT-EASY: Concealed system

First the “L” shaped brackets are attached to the existing base structure using a suitable size and type of wall anchor. Then “T” shaped upright profiles are fastened to the brackets using rivets with a “fixed point” and a “sliding point” as shown in the working plan. A series of black painted, polypropylene spacer plates are then applied to the “T” shaped uprights using rivets. Stainless steel cramps are then attached to the rear of the tiles to be used for the façade by inserting them in special housing (milling or truncated conical holes) drilled into the tile backs. The tiles are then installed on the vertical uprights using rivets.


Characterized by visible fastenings to the external facade, the system consists of:


       -   Uprights: “T”-shaped (black anodized) uprights;

       -   Brackets: “L” -shaped brackets complete with pre-fixing holding spring;

       -   Wall anchors: suitable for the support;

       -   Rivets: standard type for fixing the uprights to the brackets;

       -   Rivets: standard type for fixing the plates to the facade

       -   Aluminum cramps: for securing tiles to the plates on the facade;

       -   Open joints: 7 or 8 mm.

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