Equitone Fibre Cement

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Mineral-Fibre-Reinforced Cementitious Panels

EQUITONE facade panels

EQUITONE  is a high density fibre cement facade material designed by and for architects. Our partner has produced these façade panels since the early 1900´s under the name ETERNIT. Every EQUITONE panel is unique, showing the raw, untreated texture of the fibre cement base material. Fibre cement is a cement composite material  that consists of cement, cellulose and mineral materials, reinforced by a visible matrix. Nothing else. The EQUITONE material comes in a maximum panel size of 1,25 x 3m (4´x 10´) and can be transformed in any size or shape in the workshop or on-site. Furthermore, the material can be perforated or printed. Visible and invisible rainscreen fixing methods include riveting, screwing and bonding on metal or wood supporting frames. No matter what design options you explore, the coloured and through-coloured  nature of EQUITONE assures crisp, monolithic details. 


Design Potential

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Equitone Facade Panels 

EQUITONE facade materials offer unparalleled design flexibility. The fibre cement material is through-coloured, which means the surface displays the inner texture and colour of the core eternit material. No matter what facade design options you explore, the through-coloured materials can be transformed into crisp, monolithic facade details. EQUITONE facade material comes in a maximum panel size of 1.25 x 3m (4´x 10´) and can be transformed into any size or shape using standard tools in the workshop or on site. The material can be perforated using waterjet or CNC machines, large or very small cuts can be made, it can even be embossed and printed. Some designers have used it for interiors or furniture. The equitoned or through-coloured material allows you to achieve flawless intricate details.  


 

FIBRE CEMENT

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Fibre cement production

When Ludwig Hatscheck invented fibre cement in the late 19th century, he combined the basic elements of the earth: mineral materials, water, air and fire (heat) in a simple filtration process.  He named the resulting material ¨Eternit¨, hinting at the superior durability of this new material. Our mother company, Etex Group, has been manufacturing these materials since 1905. The most recent and most prestigious incarnation in  this prould heritage of unique materials is the EQUITONE®  façade material. 

The Hatscheck production process makes each panel unique wth an individual fibre cement texture. Most EQUITONE façade materials are not treated with artificial colour coatings, giving the through coloured materials a raw, unfinished character. 

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Fibre cement heritage

In the 1950´s leading architects like Walter Gropius pioneered the use of coated fibre cement panels using the ventilated façade (rainscreen) system.  Designer Willy Guhl created the famous ¨loop chair¨out of 1 piece of fibre cement in 1954. This design today still testifies the core qualities of the fibre cement base material: Thin, light yet indestructible and beautiful. 

In 1987 Herzog & De Meuron created a building that would change the development of fibre cement façade materials forever. The Ricola storage building in Laufen used uncoated fibre cement panels. The resulting shutter façade, making a reference to the cardboard boxes inside, inspired our company to start the industrial development of raw untreated fibre cement materials. 

Today EQUITONE has a full range of through coloured, untreated fibre cement materials. Leading architects of our time like Souto De Moura, Herman Hertzberger, Delugan Meissl and many others have  explored and transformed  the EQUITONE material in remarkable façade designs.  


MATERIALS 

 

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EQUITONE [materia] *NEW*

EQUITONE [materia] is a through-coloured facade material that accentuates the beauty of fibre cement. Materia embraces the characteristics of cement while the fibres render its surface textured with a velvety finish. The ever-changing atmosphere, gives the material natural and subtle shade variations. Materia is available in large panel size and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site.


 

 

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EQUITONE [linea] * NEW *

EQUITONE [linea] is a unique 3D shaped, through-coloured facade material that plays with light and shadow. Linea displays a linear texture that highlights the raw inner texture of the core fibre cement material. Every moment of the day, the changing angle of the daylight gives the facade material a different aspect. The material comes in a large panel size and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE’s through-coloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details.
Both visible and invisible fixing options exist for EQUITONE [linea].


 

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EQUITONE [tectiva] 

EQUITONE [tectiva] is a through-coloured facade material, characterised by a sanded surface and naturally occurring hues within the material.
Every tectiva panel is unique, strongly expressing the raw texture of the core eternit fibre cement material. The material comes in a maximum panel size of 1.25 x 3m (4´x 10´) and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE’s through-coloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details. 


 

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EQUITONE [natura] 

EQUITONE [natura] is a through-coloured facade material. Every EQUITONE [natura] panel is unique, subtly displaying the raw texture of the core eternit fibre cement material. The material comes in a large panel size and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE’s through-coloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details. 


  

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Fixing

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EQUITONE Facade Panels 

EQUITONE facade materials can be fixed to the building structure using a number of face and backfixing options.The facade panels are assembled on a vertical support structure that consist of metal profiles or wooden battens.

Engineered Assemblies RVRS & TcLip Design Guide walks you through face fixing options including riveting and screwing on metal or wood supporting frames. Backfixing options are bonding [ with the Dynamic Bond Adhesive System] or mechanical fixing [with the Hidden Fastener (HF) System] on metal frames.

EQUITONE facade materials are assembled using the ventilated facade (RVRS) system. The panels use open joints adding visual depth and allowing for maximum backventilation of the facade system. The rainscreen system is gaining popularity worldwide, as it creates healthy, breathing buildings. Driving rain is kept outside the structure, yet it allows water vapour from inside the structure to escape.

Engineeered Assemblies RVRS & TcLip Design Guide provides a universal application that works with all Engineered Assemblies facade panel lines. All information can be downloaded under EQUITONE DOWNLOADS


References

 

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