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- According to the European Technical Assessment issued by the Catalonia Institute of Construction Technology (ITeC), the Dekton® surface can be perfectly incorporated onto ventilated façades by means of different types of concealed stainless steel or aluminium fixings, thanks to its excellent technical properties
The new ultracompact surface from Cosentino for the world of architecture and design, Dekton by Cosentino, has obtained the European Technical Assessment (ETA) 14/0413 evaluation and the 1220-CPR-1459 certificate for CE marking as an external wall cladding for ventilated façades.
Dekton® by Cosentino is an ultracompact surface manufactured by means of a dry pressing process, with the largest press in the world created exclusively for Dekton® (25,000 tonnes), enabling the production of a large format slab (3.20 m x 1.44 m) and with extraordinary technical properties, such as high mechanical resistance, low porosity, very good colour stability, very good dimensional stability and high resistance to UV rays, stains, freezing and thawing. Thanks to these properties, the Dekton® surface can be perfectly incorporated onto façades by means of different types of concealed stainless steel or aluminium fixings.
The Dekton® surface also comes in a wide variety of sizes, designs, colours and textures that allow buildings to be given a natural and customised aesthetic, and offering great versatility to their exterior design.
The Cladding systems for ventilated façades allow thermal insulation to be incorporated via the exterior, which is a highly suitable alternative for improving the energy efficiency of new or retrofitted buildings. Additionally, the sustainable use of natural resources and respect for the environment are two aspects that hold high importance for Cosentino in the manufacture of Dekton®. These environmental aspects may be assessed in the future, when laws and harmonised European methods for their evaluation will be introduced, a field in which the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (EOTA) and the Catalonia Institute of Construction Technology (ITeC) are currently working.
Assessement issued for Dekton®
The ETA makes it possible to issue a Declaration of Performance and the CE marking for products that are uncovered or partially covered by a harmonised standard. The ETA is issued by ITeC in its capacity as a Technical Assessment Body (TAB) and is approved in the context of the EOTA. ITeC is a body that has been authorised to assess unregulated and innovative products as a member of EOTA since 1996 and has been designated as a TAB under the new regulation EU/305/2011 since March 2013 for all product categories covered by it.
The ETA issued for Cosentino includes the characterisation and experimental evaluation of the Dekton® surface for use as external wall cladding for façades: wind load resistance, impact resistance and reaction to fire, durability, and the characterisation of the fixing components necessary for the surface to be conveniently incorporated onto façades.
External cladding for ventilated façades with the CE marking offer performance that has been assessed by a third party and performance characteristics that have been confirmed and contrasted according to European methodologies.
The full text of the ETA 14/0413 can be viewed here.
About Dekton® by Cosentino
The Dekton® by Cosentino ultra-compact surface is a new and innovative category of surfaces created with the objective of becoming a global leader in the world of architecture and design both for indoor and outdoor spaces. It is the result of an investment of 128 million euros and 22,000 hours of research and development, making it the perfect partner for designers and architects throughout the world.
Dekton® is a sophisticated mixture of the raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces. The Dekton® surface can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. It is manufactures in large format (320 cm x 144 cm) and thin thicknesses (0.8 cm, 1.2 cm and 2 cm) and it as superior technical characteristics:
- High mechanical resistance
- Good resistance to fire and heat
- High scratch resistance
- High UV rays resistance
- High hydrolysis resistance
- Low porosity
- Very good colour stability
- Very good dimensional stability
- High abrasion resistance
- High stain resistance
- Resistance to freezing and thawing.
These superior technical characteristics are achieved thanks to the exclusive TSP (Technology of Sinterized Particles), developed by the R&D of Cosentino Group. TSP technology is an ultra-compaction process which makes Dekton® a totally revolutionary low-maintenance, long-lasting product with a multitude of applications.
Prestigious architect and designer Daniel Libeskind has created in 2014 “Beyond The Wall”, a spectacular sculpture which becomes the first architectural and design milestone created with Dekton® by Cosentino. As well, the ultracompact surface Dekton was selected for the flooring of Baku airport, Pepe Jeans stores in Barcelona, Paris and Rotterdam, Dani García restaurant in Marbella (two Michelin stars) and DiverXO restaurant from David Muñoz (three Michelin stars) in Madrid.
Since 2011, Cosentino Group is sponsor and official provider of worktops at “The 50 Best Restaurants of the World”. Since 2014 with its Dekton® brand sponsoring the “One To Watch” award.
In 2015 the Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal features worldwide Dekton® adversiting campaign. As well, supporting the project “Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar” the tennis academy of the tennis player will include Dekton in diverse applications of the spectacular premises of the Academy.