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A sandwich panel system featuring a ceramic facing and an aluminum backside

News International-French

2 Jul 2019

Porcelanosa decided to develop a sandwich solution for various reasons, including reduced weight. Together, Diab and Porcelanosa have created a light sandwich panel system, called System X light XXL.

A sandwich panel system featuring a ceramic facing and an aluminum backside

A sandwich panel system featuring a ceramic facing and an aluminum backside

With its headquarters in Spain, the Porcelanosa Group has 970 stores in 150 countries, manufacturing ceramic tiles, kitchen and bathroom equipment as well as state-of-the-art building solutions for contemporary architecture. Butech, part of the Porcelansa Group, offers a wide range of materials and building systems directed at meeting the needs of end users, installation experts, builders and architects. The innovative company is always looking for new materials and teamed up with Diab to develop a new sandwich panel system that offers many advantages.

Porcelanosa decided to develop a sandwich solution for various reasons, including reduced weight. Together, Diab and Porcelanosa have created a light sandwich panel system, called System X light XXL. It is a panel with a fixing solution for building façades featuring a ceramic facing and an aluminum backside with a core of Divinycell P that ensures improved thermal insulation and complies with the FST (Fire, Smoke and Toxicity) classification Euroclass Bs2d0. The total dimension of the panel is 3000 x 1000 mm.

The panel at a weight of only 8 kg/m2 offers faster installation and decreased need for a back-up structure. A stable and even surface is achieved through the ceramic finishing, while the novel design ensures that there is no change in color and that the risk of warping due to thermal stresses is reduced.