Arcitectural pre-cast conrete has been used as cladding on buildings since the 1920s, becoming increasingly popular since the 1950's. Recently the range of products has broadend as manufacturers have incorporated new insulating and anchoring methods as well as rainscreen technology.
Panels are fabricated under controlled factory conditions to exacting tolerances and manufacturers are now producing thinner panels with simplified connections. This technology is used and developed further by Betonicon. The design team must define the performance characteristics of the concrete mix in the precast panels and select the desired finished appearance.
Our facade panels are only 15 millimeter thick, they weight no more than 33 kilograms/squaremeter.
Thanks to its huge, C60 compressive strength, which is 62N/mm2, and the help of micro-reinforcement grids, Betonicon is able to manufacture concrete slabs of great size (1000 x 2000 mm) with only the thickness of 15 millimeters. In comparison, industrial manufacturers produce concrete with C33 compressive strength to create buildings.
The tensile strength of these panels is surprisingly high with 9,38N/squaremeter. This is a very important factor when working with claddings on high buildings. Betonicon panels are rain, cold and heat resistant.
INDICATION OF CONCRETE SOLIDITY
A test panel with the size of 150x150x150 millimeter is placed in a high performance squeezing machine, which is constantly pressing the panel, until it is crushed. The perpendicular forces that affected the panel are calculated.
Using the facade supporting frame we are able to apply a thermal insulation.
All Betonicon panels can be engraved with unique design, such as anchor-prints, company logos, signs, motives.
It is also worth mentioning, that our L and U shaped panels are created without jointing, they are whole pieces of concrete. These panels are also useful on stairs, protecting the surface against the weather.
Products of Betonicon are applicable in several environments and settings such as furniture, countertops, stepping stones, plant holders and many more.