The best rainscreen system
in the world.
The Frontek extruded porcelain rainscreen system is more
cost effective, impervious to water, maintenance-free, and
customizable than any other panel, period.
Frontek panels are designed and engineered specifically for exterior facade. Our
expertise comes from specialization and focus on performance above all else. With an
astonishingly low 0.1% water absorption rate (compared to 0% of glass), it beats out all
Now that’s what we call setting the bar for low-cost and no maintenance.
0.1% water absorption
Porcelain Siding System Strength
- energy saving up to 35%
colors and textures
to Cut on site
Vs Traditional Materials
|Feature||Frontek Extruded Porcelain||SWISSPEARL (fibercement)||Faveton (terracotta)||Alucobond||Natural Stone||Ceraclad (fibercement)||GRC|
|AESTHETIC VERSATILITY||Any design/texture is possible||Glazed||Traditional glazing||Glazed||Only one nature||Limited designs||Limited designs|
|BREAKING LOAD||>6000 N||4199N||1510 N||Depends on each piece||Unknown|
|WEIGHT||33kg/m2||15kg/m2||42kg/m2||8kg/m2||45-80kg/m2||27kg/m2||Up to 80kg/m2|
|WATER ABSORPTION||< 0.1%||> 6%||6%||< 1%||2-10%||32%||< 10.62%|
|EASE OF INSTALLATION||* All panels are rectified * Connect with the Grooves, at the bottom and at the top. * Easy to cut on site.||It's produced molded||Caliber is required, cut not rectified||Differences in reflection||Requires perforations and very heavy||Requires additional perforations||Heavy equipment required|
|MAINTENANCE||Very Low, almost none||High||High||High||High||High|
|FIRE RESISTANCE||A1||A2s1, d0||Bs1,d0||Bs1,d0||A1||Depends on the type of panels||Depends on the type of panels|
|AVAILABILITY||Five basic color in stock at all time in any size||Limited||Limited||Limited||Limited||Limited||Limited|
With excellent performance against the most demanding environmental conditions, Frontek’s resistance to different weather conditions is superior and steadfast.
Providing excellent protection from sound, the Frontek System achieves acoustic improvements around 4dBA in the range of 1000 Hz where the human ear is most sensitive. In addition to protecting inhabitants against noise from the outside, sound leakage from the inside is also alleviated. And because there is a ventilation layer, the rainscreen system further increases noise barrier effect.
Porcelain, a naturally non-combustible material, married with the Frontek open joint cladding system easily meets fire code requirements. Frontek is compliant with ASTM E119, NFPA 285, and ASTM E136.
All four sides of each panel are rectified before the panel leaves the factory production line. This process of “rectification” makes every panel edge extremely precise where no shrinkage or expansion occurs after installation. We achieve this by grinding each panel edge after firing; the attention to detail is immaculate.
The Frontek complete system (panels & Plus structure) weighs only 6.55lb/sf. Panels come in a wide variety of colors, designs, and sizes ranging from 15.95 x 31.50 inches to 39.3 x 118 inches.
All facade panels can be adapted to any building’s peculiarity and its surroundings. Even cut, exposed areas such as kerf saw cuts, mitered corner joints, or open corners don’t need sealing or coating.
The high density and extremely low water absorption rate of porcelain (an astonishing 0.1%!) means that dirt and graffiti do not stick to the panels. And, installed in our open joint cladding application, means that there is no efflorescence, no drips, and no stains. This gives you a truly weather-proof material that is, in our exclusive panel designs, beautiful and long-lasting with extremely low maintenance. Furthermore, the high-performance wall assembly will provide long-term protection against extreme weather conditions (and of course water infiltration).