Terracotta Curtain Wall Development Prospect
In the future, the terracotta curtain wall will gradually demonstrate its outstanding quality in the curtain wall industry. So, what is your opinion about Terracotta Curtain Wall Development Prospect?
Terracotta Curtain Wall Development Prospect introduction:
Terracotta Curtain Wall Development Prospect
Since the end of the last century, China has introduced the use of German AGROB BUCHTAL terracotta panels for the first time, and the terracotta cladding started to be used in China. With the completion of the terracotta panel project, it marks that the curtain wall industry has taken a new step in the utilization of energy-saving materials. The advantages of the terracotta curtain wall are gradually manifested, and are constantly favored by architects.
In recent years, the production output of China’s curtain wall building materials has remained at the top level in the world. From the eastern coastal areas to the west, new building facades can be seen everywhere. The gorgeous building curtain wall and the surrounding environment are harmonious and radiant. The ideal building curtain material with energy saving, heat preservation, sound insulation, fire prevention and explosion prevention is forming an irresistible trend.
As the outer protective structure of the building, the panel materials of the curtain wall building materials have been mainly concentrated on glass panel, stone panel, metal plates, and later some artificial boards (such as ceramic plates, glass ceramics). Among them, the use of glass panel, stone panel and metal panel accounts for more than 90% of the total.
In an era of highly developed technology and civilization, the curtain wall is not only an external structure of the building, but also an method to beautify the city. In recent years, new materials with high-tech content, diverse textures, rich colors have successively entered the curtain wall field, adding an artistic atmosphere to the building.
According to statistics, the use of glass curtain walls is as high as 60%. However, due to the light pollution of the glass curtain wall and its inability to overcome the high energy consumption, it has become a bottleneck in the development of this industry. Many countries have enacted relevant regulations to limit the use of glass curtain walls. This undoubtedly provides room for development of other new energy-saving building materials. Terractotta rainscreen, as a new type of building materials just caught up with this opportunity.
The terractotta panels raw material is natural clay as a raw material, and shaped by vacuum extrusion and burned with high-temperature with natural gas. Its unique cavity structure and advanced firing process make it characterized by thermal insulation, sound insulation and noise reduction. It is equipped with a curtain wall installation system specially developed for ceramic plates, which highlights the superiority of this material.
The weight of the terracotta curtain wall system is about 35~45kg/m2, which is about one-half less than the weight of the stone and ceramic board, so that it can better meet the needs of structural design in the application of the external wall. Especially in the era of promoting energy conservation, the building structure is also undergoing a new breakthrough. The use of a large number of lightweight steel structures requires the use of lighter materials for the envelope structure. The stone curtain wall is self-contained, and there are safety hazards in the use of the outer protective structure.
In the past two years, architects have higher demands on building materials. The color of the stone can not meet the requirements of the designer. Although the metal plate color can be painted according to the designer’s requirements, the metal texture is too strong, and the durability is poor, which can not meet the needs of the architect’s personalized design. The terracotta plate as a new energy-saving curtain wall material just makes up for these shortcomings.
First of all, the terracotta panels are made from natural material clay . The natural color of the clay has a unique artistic atmosphere. The clay is rich in color, from beige, yellow, red, green to pearl white,grey, black, brown, etc.And with the diverse surface texture, terracotta panels have been favored by many architects.
Secondly, the ceramic plate has good physical properties, high hardness, never deformed, never fades, and the color difference is small. However, stone, whether marble or granite, will fade and discolor over time. And the metal plate is easily deformed and faded due to contamination in the case of wind and rain.
The terracotta plates with energy-saving and environmental protection features are promoted by the national energy-saving policy. And the diversity of external textures, colors and specifications provide more artistry and increase the charm of the city.In the future, the terracotta curtain wall will gradually demonstrate its outstanding quality in the curtain wall industry.
So, what is your opinion about Terracotta Curtain Wall Development Prospect?