Dekton for Facades - Technical Manual


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2 Product Description & Characteristics 10 Technical Specifications 12 Sustainability in the factory 24 Certifications

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DEKTON® BY COSENTINO Product Description & Characteristics 01 / 2 In the span of a few hours, Dekton emulates what nature took thousands of years to create, thanks to the exclusive TSP Technology. Product Description & Characteristics Dekton®, is an ultra-compact material, manufactured using a 25,000 ton press (>450 kg/cm2) and a sintering process at around 1.200 ºC, with useful dimensions of 3200 x 1440 mm, thicknesses of 20 /12 / 8 and 4 mm, it has a safety mesh glued on the reverse to prevent loose fragments in the event of accidental slab breakage. Fire reaction A2 s1 d0 (according to...

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The production takes a number of hours, but a manufacturing plant can produce up to 2,000 slabs a day. • Dekton® is a totally inorganic material. • Dekton® uses inorganic materials not only for the bulk of the product but also for pigmentation and veining. • More than 20 different inorganic materials are used to create a Dekton® slab. Product Description & Characteristics Dekton® is made from inorganic materials, which naturally exist in over 90% of the Earth’s crust. Production Dekton® uses exclusive TSP Technology (Sinterized Particle Technology), a high tech process which represents an...

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Product Description & Characteristics Compaction using a unique press made specifically to manufacture ultracompact panels. Panels are pressed at 25,000 cubic tons (50,000,000 lb.). This compaction helps to align particles to achieve zero-porosity by forcing air and moisture out, hence the need for the homogeneous particle sizes. Superficial textures (slate, wood, leather, linen,etc...) can also be added during the compaction stage. Two and a half Eiffel Towers = 25,000 cubic tons (50,000,000 lbs) Ultra-compact surface panel

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Sintering process During this process, the transformation of the raw materials and pigments takes place By using heat, reactions are controlled so that the correct synthesis path is followed. • The kiln is 180 metres (196 yards) long. • emperatures reach approximately 1250ºC (2300 ºF). T • The total process time depends on the thickness of the slab (around 4 hours). Mineral compacted Crystal network Network liquifies Liquid solidifies Ultra-compact slab Product Description & Characteristics Ultra-compact surface The mesh on the reverse of Dekton® is applied at the Cosentino factory,...

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Standard applications Dekton® is a material suitable for multiple applications, both interior and exterior, in different scales and with infinite design possibilities. Outdoor worktops Kitchen worktops Flooring for bathrooms and pools Exterior walls & façades Bathroom surfaces Outdoor flooring Interior walls Bathroom walls Product Description & Characteristics Indoor floors Some facade applications Ventilated facades. Fixed facades. Cladding on EIFS systems. Facades of industrialized systems. Curtain wall. Cladding for window and door apertures. Facade access

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Product features Dekton® has all the technical features required for any hard surface, even in a demanding application such as a facade. Fireproof material Highly resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light Superior mechanical resistance Dekton® can withstand high temperatures without burning, scorching or cracking. European Standard EN 13501 and ASTM E84 testing, classifies Dekton® as a noncombustible material. Dekton® is highly resistant to UV light and will not fade or degrade over time in any kind of outdoor application. Dekton’s® variety of thicknesses allow it to be used in applications where...

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Advantages of Dekton® facade system Dekton® offers clear advantages in its application on facades. Wide range of thicknesses Colour perfection Thanks to Dekton®’s large format of up to 3200 x 1440 mm, it gives freedom to the design of the facade and the ability to use different formats in order to make the best use of the material. The variety of Dekton® thicknesses available, 4, 8, 12 and 20 mm, allows you to apply thicker or thinner pieces as required. This maintains the consistency of the whole and gives each section the required technical features. Thanks to a rigorous system of...

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Product Description & Characteristics

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Technical specifications Key technical data Technical Specifications Density 2.52 ± 4 % g/cm3 Average bending strength ≥ 45 N/mm2 Modulus of elasticity: 84,000 N/mm 2 Linear thermal expansion 5.9 x 10 -6 ºC -1 Water absorption 0.1%. (Bla Group) Porosity 0.2%. Maximum expansion 0.1 mm/m. Thermal conductivity 0.483 W/m ºK Reaction to fire. A1/A2 s1 d0 (with mesh) EN 13501-1 2018 and NFPA/ I

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Technical characteristics According to standard EN-14411 Average bending strength Average breaking load Average breakage force Boiling water absorption Vacuum water absorption Open porosity Apparent relative density Apparent density Abraded volume Centre curvature Edge curvature Surface appearance (Tiles default) Determination of impact resistance ISO 10545-5 Average coefficient of restitution Determination of linear thermal expansion ISO 10545-8 Determination of thermal shock resistance ISO 10545-9 Pass/no damage Pass/no damage Pass/no damage Pass/no damage Maximum expansion Medium...

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Sustainability in the factory Within the Cosentino sustainability policy, sustainable mobility plays a prominent role. In view of this, and associated with the new industrial park where Dekton® is produced, over 2 kilometres of bike lanes have been designed and bicycles have been purchased to allow employees to travel around the site. This has meant an investment is over 50,000 euros. In addition, sustainable mobility is also promoted on the industrial park, with the use of electric vehicles, for both workers and suppliers. Cosentino S.A., in line with sustainable development and its policy...

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