Porcelain Panels

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Atlantis Projects Ltd - Porcelain Panels

Porcelain Panels Wall

Porcelain Panel products are made from the finest porcelain produced—sintered at temperatures between 1,200-1,400 ○C (2,192 °F - 2,552 °F). Porcelain Panels are waterproof, non-porous, and provide optimal resistance to staining, scratching, fading from UV light, and to the formation of mould. This is the perfect alternative to higher-cost natural stone.

These strong and light panels are designed for exceptional wear and tear and display common characteristics found in  panels including rapid installation speed, excellent fire resistance, a highly precise and flat surface, versatility, blast, earthquake, and impact resistance, and imperviousness to moisture penetration.

Panels can be customized to size but can be 2’ x 4’, 2.5’ x 5’, 4’ x 8’, and up to 5’ x 10’ in size.
The uniformity of the porcelain allows for the creation or emulation of a variety of monolithic; elements such as soffits, columns and beams.
As well, the panels can be made up of mosaics of different porcelains to create unique and one-of-a-kind looks.

Porcelain Panels

Along the way it can be reinforced with fiberglass mesh and its appearance can be varied from a continuous, uniform look to a variegated look that can mimic the swirls and veins of marble or other stone.
Either way, since the material is sometimes made using a through body process that is the same all the way through, the colour is also all the way through. That means that a chip or nick may be hard to notice, unlike ceramic tile that is glazed with colour only on the surface.
By contrast, for patterned appearances, a rotogravure printing process is used that creates an image on the surface of the porcelain only.
When large-format porcelain is used in wall systems, the size of the individual units is larger than tiles so they are simply referred to as panels. In the interest of controlling weight and cost, their thickness is reduced as well, down to as little as 1/8 to ¼ of an inch.
Using the same principles as reinforced stone panels, the porcelain panels are backed with aluminum honeycomb adhered to the backside of the porcelain.
The fabricated panels can then be hung to the supporting wall using clips or channels in the same way the reinforced stone panels are. In some cases, the honeycomb backed porcelain can be directly applied to the wall surface using appropriate adhesives.

Porcelain Panels

One of the differences between stone panels and porcelain panels is the larger potential size of porcelain panels which can be manufactured in widths up to 39 inches and lengths that can go up to 118 inches or nearly 10 feet.
These larger sizes mean fewer joints, expedited installation, and dramatic design opportunities. From a physical performance standpoint, the porcelain panels exhibit bending strength and water resistance that is better than most stone and ceramic solutions.
Its thin size and stable make up also give it very positive thermal expansion coefficients when compared to other building materials.
Over the long haul, building owners and maintenance crews will appreciate its resistance to abrasion, stains, chemicals, graffiti, and colour changes from sunlight.
In all, it is a durable and attractive solution that is on the order of 50% thinner and lighter than standard porcelain products. That means it requires less raw material, less processing and transportation cost, and less impact at the end of its useful life.
We have one mature mechanical exterior cladding system for the honeycomb thin panel with ASTM certification or we can use Porcelanosa Butech system..


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