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Arch.: Delugan Meissl, Vienna

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EQUITONE fibre cement facade materials 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, has been manufacturing fibre cement materials since 1905. The most prestigious incarnation in this proud heritage of unique materials is the EQUITONE® facade material range. The Hatscheck production process makes each EQUITONE facade panel unique with an individual fibre cement texture. Most EQUITONE facade materials are not treated with artificial colour coatings, giving the equitoned, or through-coloured, materials a raw, unfinished character. In the 1950s leading architects such as Walter Gropius pioneered the use of coated fibre cement panels using the ventilated facade (rainscreen) system. Designer Willy Guhl created the famous “loop chair” from 1 piece of fibre cement in 1954. This design still bears witness to the core qualities of the fibre cement base material: thin, light yet indestructible and beautiful. In 1987, Herzog & De Meuron designed the Ricola storage building in Laufen using uncoated fibre cement panels. The resulting shutter facade, which is 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 are exploring and transforming the EQUITONE material in remarkable facade designs.

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Design potential

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.

4 Arch.: AR-TE, Leuven, Belgium

Arch.: Regina Schineis, Augsburg, Germany


Arch.: Boguslaw Wowrzeczka, Wrocław, Poland

5 Arch.: Busmann + Haberer, Berlin

Arch.: Astrid Bornheim, Berlin


EQUITONE, ventilated facade

Originated in Scandinavia centuries ago, the ventilated facade (rainscreen) technique is now very prominent in areas with demanding climatic conditions. This rainscreen system, also known as exterior wall cladding, is composed of two parts, namely an inner structure coated with an outer protective skin. The outer panel deflects rain and heat of the sun away from the building. The ventilation space allows air to freely circulate behind the panel, creating a well ventilated and comfortable inner building.

Efficiency and durability

EQUITONE cladding solutions have significant advantages and contribute to respecting requirements in standards: • elimination of thermal bridges, • reduction in the impact of direct solar radiation, • reduction of structural movements, • evacuation of moisture and resistant to mould and fungi, • prevention of condensation inside the building.

Aesthetics and comfort

EQUITONE panels clad the building structure and define its character. They can emphasise the architectural outline of a project or make it blend into its environment, depending on choices made. In renovation, this solution assures the inhabitable area is not reduced, and the occupants are not inconvenienced during the work. The ventilated facade makes occupants much more comfortable while providing a more healthy living space. Temperature variations are minimised: • in winter, the ventilated facade retains heat inside the building and prevents outside air from cooling the supporting structure. • in summer when the outside temperature is high, it avoids residual heat due to ventilation of the air gap.

Attachment system

Attachments may be visible to highlight the modularity of facades, or they may be discreet and reinforce the material effect, being completely concealed using the Tergo® invisible attachments system.

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Ventilated facade

Visible fixings

Wall structure

Outer layer

Rainscreen

Invisible fixings with Tergo System

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8 Clerkenwell Design Week London pavilion Arch.: Studio Weave, London


EQUITONE [linea] Clerkenwell Design Week London pavilion Arch.: Studio Weave, London

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THROUGH-COLOURED

EQUITONE [linea] is a unique 3D shaped, through-coloured fibre cement facade material that plays with light and shadow. EQUITONE [linea] displays a linear embossing modelled on the size and shape of a human finger. Every moment of the day, the changing angle of the daylight gives the material a different aspect. Every EQUITONE [linea] panel is unique, displaying the raw and untreated inner texture of the core fibre cement material. Light effects in the panel striations cause an optical effect that provides a unique light variation on the facades. The long grooves of EQUITONE [linea] and its rough very mat finish reinforce the contours and the line of the facade and highlight particular architectural styles. Both face and back fastening options have been developed for EQUITONE [linea]. DIMENSIONS AND TECHNICAL PROPERTIES (AVERAGE VALUES) THICKNESS

SHAPE

WIDTH

LENGTHS

WEIGHT

10 mm

rectified

1220 mm

2500 - 3050 mm

16,8 kg/m2

DENSITY BENDING STRENGTH MODULUS OF ELASTICITY HYGRIC MOVEMENT POROSITY THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COEFFICIENT FROST RESISTANCE REACTION TO FIRE (according to EN 13501-1)

1 580 kg/m3 AMBIENT, // = 22,0 N/mm² and AMBIENT, k = 32,0 N/mm² AMBIENT, // > 12 000 N/mm² and AMBIENT, k> 14 000 N/mm² 0-100%, mean 1,60 mm/m 0-100% < 25 % a < 0,01 mm/mK λ = 0,390 W/mK Yes A2-s1,d0

Equitone[linea] meets the requirements of the European Norm EN 12467 and is CE marked.

Shadow effect:

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

Available colours:

LT20

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LT60

12:00 Midday


Arch.: Studio Weave, London

11 EQUITONE shadow art by Fred Eerdekens


12 Belgium - Temse - office building Arch.: RDBM, Antwerp, Belgium


EQUITONE [tectiva] Belgium - Temse - office building Arch.: RDBM, Antwerp, Belgium

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THROUGH-COLOURED

EQUITONE [tectiva] is a through-coloured facade material. Every EQUITONE [tectiva] panel is unique in its finish and its hue, characterized by a rough, slightly sanded surface that is superbly delicate to the touch. This finishing strongly emphasizes the raw texture of the core fibre cement material, creating a remarkable facade. Each EQUITONE [tectiva] panel receives a water repellent treatment that provides long lasting aesthetics and endurance. DIMENSIONS AND TECHNICAL PROPERTIES (AVERAGE VALUES) THICKNESS

SHAPE

WIDTH

LENGTHS

WEIGHT

8 mm

rectified not rectified

1220 mm 1240 mm

2500 - 3050 mm 2520 - 3070 mm

14,9 kg/m²

DENSITY BENDING STRENGTH MODULUS OF ELASTICITY HYGRIC MOVEMENT POROSITY THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COEFFICIENT FROST RESISTANCE REACTION TO FIRE (according to EN 13501-1)

1 580 kg/m3 AMBIENT, // = 22,0 N/mm² and AMBIENT, k = 32,0 N/mm² AMBIENT, // > 12 000 N/mm² and AMBIENT, k> 14 000 N/mm² 0-100%, mean 1,60 mm/m 0-100% < 25 % a < 0,01 mm/mK λ = 0,390 W/mK Yes A2-s1,d0

Equitone[tectiva] meets the requirements of the European Norm EN 12467 and is CE marked.

Available in many other colours:

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Arch.: Abscis, Sint-Denijs-Westrem

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16 Austria - Erl Tirol - Festival hall Arch.: Delugan Meissl, Vienna


EQUITONE [natura] Austria - Erl Tirol - Festival hall Arch.: Delugan Meissl, Vienna

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THROUGH-COLOURED

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.

DIMENSIONS AND TECHNICAL PROPERTIES (AVERAGE VALUES) THICKNESS

SHAPE

WIDTH

LENGTHS

WEIGHT

5 mm

rectified not rectified

1250 mm 1280 mm

2500 - 3100 mm 2530 - 3130 mm

9,5 kg/m²

8 mm

rectified not rectified

1250 mm 1280 mm

2500 - 3100 mm 2530 - 3130 mm

15,4 kg/m²

12 mm

rectified not rectified

1250 mm 1280 mm

2500 - 3100 mm 2530 - 3130 mm

23,2 kg/m²

DENSITY BENDING STRENGTH MODULUS OF ELASTICITY HYGRIC MOVEMENT POROSITY THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COEFFICIENT FROST RESISTANT REACTION TO FIRE (according to EN 13501-1)

1 650 kg/m3 AMBIENT, // = 17,0 N/mm² and AMBIENT, k = 24,0 N/mm² AMBIENT, // = 15 000 N/mm² AMBIENT, k= 17 000 N/mm² 0-100%, mean 1,0 mm/m 0-100%, 18% a < 0,01 mm/mK λ = 0,407 W/mK Yes A2-s1,d0

Equitone[natura] meets the requirements of the European Norm EN 12467 and is CE marked.

Available in many other colours:

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19 Arch.: DRP Baukunst, Dortmund, Germany


20 Eragny-sur-Oise, France - office building Arch. : Levincent Samson


EQUITONE [pictura] Eragny-sur-Oise, France - office building Arch. : Levincent Samson

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EQUITONE [pictura] is a fibre cement facade material with a smooth and ultra matt architectural finish. It offers a wide selection of contemporary colour coatings giving a great design flexibility. EQUITONE [pictura] is treated with the Equitone “Pro” UV top coating for everlasting anti-graffiti and anti-scratch protection. Thousands of custom-matched matt project colours are available on request. DIMENSIONS AND TECHNICAL PROPERTIES (AVERAGE VALUES) THICKNESS

SHAPE

WIDTH

LENGTHS

WEIGHT

5 mm

rectified

1220 mm

2500 - 3100 mm

8,8 kg/m²

8 mm

rectified not rectified

1250 mm 1280 mm

2500 - 3100 mm 2530 - 3130 mm

15,4 kg/m²

12 mm

rectified not rectified

1250 mm 1280 mm

2500 - 3100 mm 2530 - 3130 mm

23,2 kg/m²

DENSITY ≥ 1 650 kg/m3 BENDING STRENGTH AMBIENT, // =17,0 N/mm² and AMBIENT, k = 26,0 N/mm² MODULUS OF ELASTICITY AMBIENT, // =15 000 N/mm² and AMBIENT, k = 15 000 N/mm² HYGRIC MOVEMENT 0-100%, mean 1,0 mm/m THERMAL MOVEMENT 1,0 mm/m POROSITY 0-100% > 20% THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT < 0,01 mm/mK THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COEFFICIENT λ = 0,6 W/mK FROST RESISTANT Yes REACTION TO FIRE (according to EN 13501-1) A2-s1,d0 Equitone[pictura] meets the requirements of the European Norm EN 12467 and is CE marked.

Available in many other standard and project colour finishes:

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23 Arch.: Jo Coenen, Amsterdam


Ed. 1, May 2015

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