Concreo / Conclad concrete panels

CEMENTO NON CEMENTO CONCREO – CONCLAD

Cemento non cemento is a new kind of panel, a full-body, mineral and lightweight material.

A new material, Concreo was chosen by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. The panels are installed in Marius Aurenti showrooms in Paris and Lyon.

The benefits are above all aesthetic: a warm concrete feel, a contemporary visual feel and different panel sizes, to best suit your needs and projects.

Concreo and Conclad panels are half as dense as concrete, and can be cut with simple tools, without the need for a diamond disk or hole saw. Panels can be sanded, chamfered and engraved.

MA’s brings its finishing expertise to bear with its concrete varnishes and waxed finishes, for maximum resistance in public environments, for example.

The advantages of Concreo concrete panels

  • Roughcast concrete appearance
  • Inert
  • Ecological
  • Fireproof
  • Ultra-simple cutting
  • Bonding
  • Fast, easy installation
  • Easy maintenance
  • Ready to install
Conclad Marius Aurenti 4

Formats

Conclad

  • 600 x 600 mm
  • 600 x 1200 mm
  • 1200 x 2400 mm

* As an indication, the tolerance of a tile is + or – 1 mm in thickness.

Destination

Conclad panels are ideal for dry, low or medium-humidity interior rooms. Installation is quick and easy, providing a durable, aesthetically pleasing solution.

Conclad Marius Aurenti 2
Conclad Marius Aurenti 3
Conclad Marius Aurenti 5

Availability

Concreo / Conclad panels have a lead time of 6 to 8 weeks.

Find out more in the technical data sheets.

Order your samples and color charts from the Matériauthèque.

Destination

Conclad panels are ideal for dry, low or medium-humidity interior rooms. Installation is quick and easy, providing a durable, aesthetically pleasing solution.

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Technical data sheets (PDF version)

Technical data sheets (PDF version)

April 2, 2019 edition

General product description

Conclad® is an aesthetically pleasing, functional and reliable panel. It can be used to produce manufactured claddings that are similar in every way to cast concrete, with the same ease of processing as a normal wood panel, using the same tools, blades, hardware and fittings as wood. The complementary use of Gemin srl’s Conclad®, Concreo® and Concover® products, according to the needs of the application, constitutes a system that revolutionizes the use of cement in the field of high-level interior design and furnishings.

Composition

Conclad® is a ready-to-use biocompatible panel. It is made from natural cellulose and gypsum fibers that are not classified as hazardous in accordance with the directives.

Depending on the application, Conclad® can be used alone or in conjunction with other support materials, such as wood-based panels, aluminum, metal and all other types, using normal adhesives.

Depending on the materials used for support or the adhesive used, it may be necessary to counterbalance with the same techniques employed for coupling wood-based panels, always bearing in mind the high temperature and humidity stability of Conclad®.

Jobs

Conclad is designated as a non-structural panel for interiors: wall cladding, ceilings, decor, furniture, design objects and other uses compatible with its technical characteristics.

Thanks to the excellent quality of the panels, the user can also decide to use Conclad in a different way to that indicated by the manufacturer, but in this case he’ll have to take responsibility for his actions.

For further information on the project, see the values shown in the table on the attached information map.

For further information and technical support, please visit www.conclad.it.

Conclad® features:

High aesthetic level, with a random, natural fiber composition that is unique and never repeated.

Water-based pigmented surface.

Easy to cut, drill, bleach, engrave, groove, laser-engrave, plane, chip, bend and, more generally, work with the same techniques and equipment used for woodworking.

Extremely easy to splice, assemble, couple, glue and fill sheets with each other, to create perfect surfaces and volumes.

Extremely easy wall cladding, using standard commercially-available fastening panel systems, and direct bonding to pre-existing walls to be clad; the use of specific adhesives is recommended.

Density less than half that of concrete casting.

Good flow of suspended loads thanks to good adhesion of nails, screws, plugs and all hardware on the market.

Good sound reduction performance, to set high standards for quality of life in even very large and noisy areas.

High thermal insulation and transpiration properties, to create a comfortable living environment.

Limited elasticity, but also good resistance to mechanical stress on the surface, thanks to the homogeneous structure of the plates, especially throughout their thickness.

Fire-retardant material with certified European classification.

Stability of panels in very humid environments or in the presence of strong temperature variations, without volume expansion.

The material’s eco-compatibility means it can be disposed of with household waste or common building materials, in compliance with local regulations.

Finishing the work

Conclad® panels are manufactured and distributed already finished, with natural surface treatments for excellent aesthetics.

Aesthetics are always subject to natural differences that lead each panel to its own uniqueness, which adds value to the product. Small color differences, cracks and holes are not grounds for complaint.

In the event of contact, immediately remove any staining substances and try to prevent or limit damage using delicate cloths or paper, without rubbing the surface, to avoid further damage to the protection from chemical agents.

Depending on the project and usage, in correspondence with cuts, millings, notches, cracks and in general in all cases where the paste inside the panel untreated with protective coatings is brought to the surface, it may be necessary to apply color homogenizing finish color or injection protection or dustproof varnish with the foresight to quickly remove any possible excess of these substances from adjacent untreated surfaces. For best performance, we recommend the use of products manufactured specifically for Conclad® (stucco, background color). Ask your supplier for details of availability.

Technical data :

Conclad® key features

Density

Kg/m3 1.000 – 1.225

Thickness

mm 9 – 11.5 – 17

Standard dimensions

mm 1250 x 2540

Maximum dimension

mm 1250 x 3000

Flexural strength

f m, k = 4.5 N/mm², f m, k = 4.5 N/mm², f m, k = 4.5 N/mm².

Flexural strength (after drying at 40°C)

f m, test ≥ 5.8 N/mm²

Vapour diffusion resistance

μ = 21

Thermal conductivity

λ ≤ 0.30 W/mK

Hardness

approx. 750 N

Modulo of elasticity

3900 N/mm² (0.6 lb/ft²)

Reaction to fire class

B-s1,d0 (C.3)

Product maintenance

As Conclad® is a natural material, it is subject to natural aging due to smog, dust and mechanical wear dictated by the environment and intended use. This aging process is very similar to what happens in cement, increasing its charm and authenticity over time.

For normal tile cleaning, we recommend using a soft cloth soaked in water to remove surface dust. If you wish to clean the surface more thoroughly, use very mild neutral detergents. Good results can also be achieved using liquid window cleaners: apply the product evenly without excessive pressure to avoid damaging the surface, remove with a damp cloth and dry gently.

For persistent stains, use a product such as Mastro Lindo’s Magic Eraser or similar, which is slightly abrasive and should always be used with care to avoid damaging the surface protection. If the stain has not been satisfactorily removed, it will be necessary to act more invasively, using abrasive papers to remove all the stained material and, depending on the depth of removal, proceed with restoration using the appropriate filler material or simply limiting to the use of the background color, depending on the preferred effect, both Conclad® brand, available from the manufacturer or from distributors in the area. The manufacturer’s technical department is always on hand to help customers choose the solution best suited to their needs.

By following the manufacturer’s instructions, the material will maintain its beauty virtually without expiration.

Product range

Finishes: Conclad® is available in a standard natural gray finish and in two aged-effect finishes, Rude Grey 3 and Rude Grey 4. The range of finishes is constantly evolving, so it’s important to
We advise you to visit www.conclad.it for up-to-date information. Customized surface colors are also available on request.

Thickness: 3 thicknesses available: 9 – 11.5 – 17 mm. Other thicknesses are available on request.

Dimensions and weights: Conclad® slabs are available in standard sizes of 1,250 x 2,540 mm and 1,250 x 3,000 mm.

Precautions for use

The low elasticity of slabs must be taken into account when calculating displacements, and they must always be supported in a distributed manner to avoid fracture.

Never lift the slabs, leaving them free to bend along their entire length, as this could easily cause them to break. Always handle them on slopes and without creating dangerous bends.

Protect edges from blows to avoid chipping.

The surface layer does not protect against stains and cuts, so we recommend protecting the slab from contact with liquids, blades and sharp or abrasive objects that could damage the material.

When using adhesive tapes applied to the surface, which should be avoided in all cases, take care when removing them, to avoid removing the surface protection. In this case, the problem can always be solved by applying Conclad® branded Fond de Couleur, which makes the use of any other filler or repair material superfluous.

Store in a dry place, away from sources of direct light, in a horizontal plane with even support along the entire surface, to avoid slab deflection.

The information provided above is based on our current knowledge of this product currently on the market and on certifications produced in compliance with the strictest European standards.

Gemins.r.l. is not obliged to provide information on product variations to the owners of this technical card.

It is the user’s responsibility to verify that the technical card is up to date when the product is purchased, and that this information is suitable for the particular use of the product.

For further information, visit www.conclad.it or contact the technical office at [email protected].

Edition of 23/11/2015

General product description

Concreo® is a material produced in a solid state in panels, with high technical characteristics. It makes it possible to produce manufactured articles or coverings that are just like cast concrete, with the same ease of processing as a normal wooden panel, using the same tools, blades, hardware and fittings as wood, revolutionizing the use of concrete in interior architecture and high-end furniture.

Concreo® is an environmentally-friendly material available in solid, ready-to-use panels, with protective and waterproof surface finishes. It is made from cellulose fibers bonded with plaster and acrylic resins not classified as hazardous, in compliance with directives.

Depending on the application, Concreo® can be used alone or in combination with other support materials. Concreo® can be applied or clad, with Concreo® adhesive or other ordinary adhesives, to supporting materials such as wood-based panels, aluminum, metal and all other types.

Depending on the materials used for support, it may be necessary to counterbalance with the same techniques used for coupling wood-based panels, always bearing in mind Concreo®’s high stability to variations in temperature and humidity.

Jobs

Concreo is designated as the non-structural material for interiors: wall cladding, material for furniture, ceilings, decorations, design objects and other uses compatible with its technical characteristics.

Thanks to the excellent qualities of the panels, the user can also decide to use Concreo in a different way to that indicated by the manufacturer, but in this case he will have to take responsibility for his actions.

For further information on the project, see the certified test reports for the natural finish, downloadable from www.concreo.it and shown in the table on the enclosed information card.

For further information and technical support, please refer to the available pages.

Concreo® features:

High aesthetic level, with a random, natural fiber composition that is unique and never repeated.

Waterproof surface with stain-resistant treatment.

Extremely easy to cut, drill, bleach, engrave, groove, laser-engrave, plane, chip, bend and, more generally, to work with the same techniques and equipment used for woodworking.

Extremely easy to splice, assemble, couple, glue and fill sheets with each other, to create perfect surfaces and volumes.

Extreme ease of wall cladding, either using standard commercially available fixing panel systems, or using a wall anchoring system specifically selected by Concreo®, or by direct bonding to pre-existing walls to be clad; the use of Concreo® specific brand adhesive is recommended.

Density less than half that of concrete casting.

High throughput of suspended loads thanks to excellent adhesion of nails, screws, plugs and all hardware on the market.

Excellent noise reduction performance, to set high standards for quality of life in even the largest, noisiest environments.

High thermal insulation and transpiration properties, to create a comfortable living environment.

Limited elasticity, but also high resistance to mechanical stress on the surface, thanks to the homogeneous structure of the plates, especially throughout their thickness.

Fire-retardant material with certified European classification.

Stability of panels in very humid environments or in the presence of strong temperature variations, without volume expansion.

The material’s eco-compatibility means it can be disposed of with household waste or common building materials, in compliance with local regulations.

Finishing the work

Concreo® is a raw material available for creation which, starting from standard panels, can design finishes, volumes and objects by providing the flat form and union of slabs. Concreo® panels are manufactured and distributed already finished, with high-tech surface treatments that provide good resistance to the aggression of external agents, while retaining a very natural image.

Concreo® is available in a range of surface finishes. Regardless of the finish chosen, aesthetics are always subject to natural differences that lead each panel to its own uniqueness, which adds value to the product. Small color differences, cracks and holes are not grounds for complaint.

The surface treatment creates a thin protective layer with good aesthetic stain resistance. Laboratory tests certify the surface’s level of resistance to the main agents attacking color. To avoid any damage, it is advisable to remove the coloring substances, if possible within an hour. Strongly aggressive substances such as alcohol, acids, ketones, ethanol and the like should be removed immediately, absorbing them with delicate cloths or paper without rubbing the surface, to avoid further damage to the protection caused by chemical agents. For further information, see the Certified Test Reports downloadable from www.concreo.it.

Depending on project and use, in correspondence with cuts, millings, notches, cracks and in general in all cases where the paste inside the panel untreated with protective coatings is brought to the surface, it may be necessary to apply a color homogenizing finish or injection protection, or a dustproof, stain-resistant, waterproof varnish, with the foresight to quickly remove any excess of these substances from adjacent untreated surfaces. For best performance, we recommend the use of products manufactured specifically for Concreo® (stucco, background color, transparent finish with dust, stain and waterproofing functions). Ask your supplier for details of availability.

Concreo® data sheet

See the PDF version

Product range:

Finishes: Concreo® is available in two different finishes: Smooth Natural and Antique. Antique finish is available in 2 variants: Antique Natural (or clear) and Antique Dark.

Reinforced treatments for outdoor use are available on request.

Thickness: 4 thicknesses available: 5 – 9 – 11.5 – 17 mm. Other thicknesses are available on request.

Dimensions and weights: Concreo® slabs are marketed in standard formats as shown in the table below. Custom-sized panels for specific requirements can be produced on request, up to a maximum size of 1250 x 3000 mm.

See the PDF version

Precautions for use

The low elasticity of slabs must be taken into account when calculating displacements, and they must always be supported in a distributed manner to avoid fracture.

Protect edges from blows to avoid chipping.

The surface layer does not protect against cuts, so we recommend protecting the slab from contact with blades and sharp or abrasive objects that could damage the material.

Store in a dry place, away from sources of direct light, in a horizontal plane with even support along the entire surface, to avoid slab deflection.

The information provided above is based on our current knowledge of this product currently on the market and on certifications produced in compliance with the strictest European standards.

Gemin s.r.l. is not obliged to provide information on product variations to the owners of this technical card.

It is the user’s responsibility to verify that the technical card is up to date when the product is purchased, and that this information is suitable for the particular use of the product.

For further information, visit www.concreo.it or contact our technical office at: concreo@ concreo.it