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EQUITONE facade panels

EQUITONE  is a through-coloured facade material designed by and for architects. Our company has produced these façade panels since the 1950´s under the name ¨ETERNIT¨. Every EQUITONE panel is unique, showing the raw, untreated texture of the fibre cement base material. Fibre cement is a cement composite material  that consists of cement, cellulose and mineral materials, reinforced by a visible matrix. Nothing else. The EQUITONE material comes in a maximum panel size of 1,25 x 3m (4´x 10´) and can be transformed in any size or shape in the workshop or on-site. Furthermore, the material can be perforated or printed. Visible and invisible rainscreen fixing methods include riveting, screwing and bonding on metal or wood supporting frames. No matter what design options you explore, the through-coloured  nature of EQUITONE assures crisp, monolithic details.

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Design Potential

559 Design flexibility EQUITONE facade panels EQUITONE facade materials offer unparalleled design flexibility. The fibre cement material is through-coloured, which means the surface displays the inner texture and colour of the core eternit material. No matter what facade design options you explore, the through-coloured materials can be transformed into crisp, monolithic facade details. EQUITONE facade material comes in a maximum panel size of 1.25 x 3m (4´x 10´) and can be transformed into any size or shape using standard tools in the workshop or on site. The material can be perforated using waterjet or CNC machines, large or very small cuts can be made, it can even be embossed and printed. Some designers have used it for interiors or furniture. The equitoned or through-coloured material allows you to achieve flawless intricate details.   10

Fibre cement

Fibre cement production

When Ludwig Hatscheck invented fibre cement in the late 19th century, he combined the basic elements of the earth: mineral materials, water, air and fire (heat) in a simple filtration process.  He named the resulting material ¨Eternit¨, hinting at the superior durability of this new material. Our mother company, Etex Group, has been manufacturing these materials since 1905. The most recent and most prestigious incarnation in  this prould heritage of unique materials is the EQUITONE®  façade material. 

The Hatscheck production process makes each panel unique wth an individual fibre cement texture. Most EQUITONE façade materials are not treated with artificial colour coatings, giving the through coloured materials a raw, unfinished character. 

 

 

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Fibre cement heritage

In the 1950´s leading architects like Walter Gropius pioneered the use of coated fibre cement panels using the ventilated façade (rainscreen) system.  Designer Willy Guhl created the famous ¨loop chair¨out of 1 piece of fibre cement in 1954. This design today still testifies the core qualities of the fibre cement base material: Thin, light yet indestructible and beautiful. 

In 1987 Herzog & De Meuron created a building that would change the development of fibre cement façade materials forever. The Ricola storage building in Laufen used uncoated fibre cement panels. The resulting shutter façade, making a reference to the cardboard boxes inside, inspired our company to start the industrial development of raw untreated fibre cement materials. 

Today EQUITONE has a full range of through coloured, untreated fibre cement materials. Leading architects of our time like Souto De Moura, Herman Hertzberger, Delugan Meissl and many others have  explored and transformed  the EQUITONE material in remarkable façade designs. 

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Materials

611 EQUITONE facade panels EQUITONE [linea] * NEW *

EQUITONE [linea] is a unique 3D shaped, through-coloured facade material that plays with light and shadow. Linea displays a linear texture that highlights the raw inner texture of the core fibre cement material. Every moment of the day, the changing angle of the daylight gives the facade material a different aspect. The material comes in a large panel size and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE’s through-coloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details.
Both visible and invisible fixing options exist for EQUITONE [linea].

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562 EQUITONE facade panels EQUITONE [tectiva]

EQUITONE [tectiva] is a through-coloured facade material, characterised by a sanded surface and naturally occurring hues within the material.
Every tectiva panel is unique, strongly expressing the raw texture of the core eternit fibre cement material. The material comes in a maximum panel size of 1.25 x 3m (4´x 10´) and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE’s through-coloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details.

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561 EQUITONE facade panels EQUITONE [natura]

EQUITONE [natura] is a through-coloured facade material. Every EQUITONE [natura] panel is unique, subtly displaying the raw texture of the core eternit fibre cement material. The material comes in a large panel size and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE’s through-coloured nature guarantees crisp, monolithic details.
 

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610 EQUITONE facade panels EQUITONE [pictura]

EQUITONE [pictura] is an eternit fibre cement facade material with ultra matt architectural finish. Thousands of custom-matched matt project colours are available on request. The material comes in a large panel size and can be transformed into any size or shape in the workshop or on site. The material can also be perforated or printed. No matter what design options you explore, EQUITONE material is ideal for crisp detailing.

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Fixing

Face & back fixing

EQUITONE facade materials can be fixed to the building structure using a number of face and backfixing options. The facade panels are assembled on a vertical support structure that consist of metal profiles or wooden battens.

Face fixing options include riveting and screwing on metal or wood supporting frames. Backfixing options are bonding  or mechanical fixing on metal frames.

EQUITONE facade materials are assembled using the ventilated facade (rainscreen) system. The panels use open joints,  that add visual depth and allow for maximum backventilation of the facade system. The rainscreen system is gaining popularity worldwide, as it creates healthy, breathing buildings. Driving rain is kept outside the structure, yet it allows water vapour from inside the structure to escape.

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References

552 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Erl_Festival-hall EQUITONE facade panels Austria - Erl Tirol - Festival hall  •  Address: Erl, Austria  •  Architect: Delugan Meissl Ass. Arc.  •  Project: Tiroler Festspiele  •  Material: EQUITONE [natura] N251 100
541 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Temse_office_building EQUITONE facade panels Belgium - Temse - office building Address: Orlaylaan - B-9140 Temse Architect: RDBM Architecten&Advies, Antwerpen Project: Multiprojectexperts Office building Material: EQUITONE [tectiva] TE20 102
550 1_EQUITONE_facade_panel_Wroclaw_university EQUITONE facade panels Poland - Wroclaw - university building Address: Poland, Wroclaw Architect: Boguslaw Wowrzeczka i zespol, Wroclaw Project: Zintegrowane Centrum Studenckie Politeckniki Wroclawskiej Material: EQUITONE [natura] N251 103
555 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Leuven_office EQUITONE facade panels Belgium - Leuven - office building Address: Herestraat 49 - 3000 Leuven Architect: THV AR-TE - de jong Gortemaker Algra - STABO Project: Kopstation Datacenter Leuven Material: EQUITONE [textura] TG 102 & [natura] N251 103
548 EQUITONE_facade_panel_private_villa EQUITONE facade panels Germany - Dortmund - private villa Name: Rudolph House Architect: DRP Baukunst, Dortmund Product: EQUITONE [natura] N251 - Tergo system 105
547 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Eindhoven EQUITONE facade panels The Netherlands Eindhoven Housing   Address: Waterlinie - NL-5658 Eindhoven Architect: Herman Hertzberger (RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2012) Project: Aquallure, Eindhoven Material: Natura  N251, Tectiva E10 106
540 EQUITONE-facade-panels-housing-Molenbeek EQUITONE facade panels Belgium - Sint-Jans-Molenbeek - Housing Project name : Housing Molenbeek Architect : B-architecten - Antwerpen Product EQUITONE [tectiva] TE 20 107
549 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Kothen_concer_thall EQUITONE facade panel Germany - Köthen - concert hall   Address: Germany Köthen Architect: Bussman+ Haberer, Berlin Project: Johann Sebastian Bach hall Material: EQUITONE [natura] N154 108
539 Mortsel city square EQUITONE facade panels Belgium - Mortsel Project name : City Square Mortsel Architect : Abscis Architecten Product : EQUITONE [tectiva] TE 80 109
544 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Casablanca_office EQUITONE facade panels Morocco - Casablanca - office building Address: Casablanca, Morocco Architect: Groupe 3 Architectes, Rabat Project: Casanerashore, Casablanca Material: EQUITONE [tectiva] TE00 110
542 EQUITONE_facade_panel_appartment_building EQUITONE facade panel Belgium - Temse - appartment building Address: De Zaat, Temse, Belgium Architect: Botinck, Sint-Denijs-Westrem Project: Apartment building Muretto Material: EQUITONE [tectiva] TE90 111
553 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Venlo_centre EQUITONE facade panels The Netherlands - Venlo - exhibition centre   Address: St. Jansweg, De Zaar, 5928 RC Venlo Architect: JCAU Jo Coenen, Amsterdam Project: INNOVA COMPLEX Venlo Material: EQUITONE [natura pro] N154 & [pictura] PU 141 (Tergo fixing system) 112
551 1_EQUITONE_facade_panel_Augsburg_cityhouse EQUITONE facade panel Germany - Augsburg - City house Address: Germany Augsburg Architect: Regina Schineis Architecten bda Augsburg Project: Residential haus in Doktorgässchen 114
623 Germany Berlin school EQUITONE facade panels Germany - Berlin - school   Address: 13629 Berlin Architect: Dörr Ludolf Wimmer, Berlin Project: Heinrich-Hertz Oberschule Material: EQUITONE [natura] N154 115
618 Austria Wien Stella 2  EQUITONE facade panels Name project : Stella 2   Address : Ausstellungsstrasse 1020 Wien        Architect : Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH Stumpergasser 14 - A-1060 Wien        Product : EQUITONE [natura] N073 black and EQUITONE [pictura] white PU141 116
633 Housing renovation Aalst EQUITONE facade panels Housing renovation Aalst Location: Zeebergkaai 2 – 9300 Aalst Architect: Willy Peynsaert, Erembodegem Material: EQUITONE [tectiva] TE 20 116
617 Luxemburg 7 appartments EQUITONE facade panels Luxembourg - Weimerskirch - Appartments Name project : Building with 7 appartments Luxembourg Weimerskirch Address : Rue des Maraichers - Luxembourg City   Architect : Metaform, Atelier d'architecture sarl, 24-28 Rue Goethe L-1637 Luxembourg   Product : EQUITONE [natura] pro NU154 117
616 Austria Simply 11 DMAA EQUITONE facade panels Austria Simply 11 Appartment building Arch.: Delugan Meissl AA 117
619 Floating houses Lelystad EQUITONE facade panels Name project : Floating houses Lelystad Address : Griend 3 - 8321 MN Urk Architect : Attika Architekten, Bethaniendwarsstraat 6m - 1012CB Amsterdam    Product : EQUITONE [natura] N071 N072 N154 N250 N281 N291 N372 N373 N473 N972 118
545 EQUITONE_facade_panel_Passive_House EQUITONE facade panels Belgium - Blanden - Passive House Address: Blanden Belgium Architect: HASA architecten Schiplaken Project: Passive House Blanden Material: EQUITONE [tectiva] TE20 120
546 Belgium Hasselt office building EQUITONE facade panels Belgium - Hasselt - office building Name project : SD Worx Hasselt 
Address : Ilgatlaan 19 - 3500 Hasselt Architect : Stramien Antwerpen      
 Product : EQUITONE [tectiva] TE20 121

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Events

599 EQUITONE facade panels EQUITONE [linea] at Clerkenwell Design Week London

One of the focal installations at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 is The Smith pavilion in St John's Square by London designer Je Ahn from Studio Weave. The pavilion has been built entirely with fibre cement façade materials by manufacturer EQUITONE. 

The Smith pavillion pays homage to the trades associated with Clerkenwell during its history. The project showcases the making processes of a number of ‘smiths’ synonymous with the area such as silversmiths, goldsmiths, watchsmiths, and, bringing things bang up to date, even coffeesmiths are included. During the three days, a group of contemporary craftspeople including letterpress printers Harrington and Squires and the Goldsmiths Centre, are in residence, hosting a variety of workshops and demonstrations. 

The pavilion has been structurally erected with new ribbed EQUITONE fibre-cement façade panels to form subtle patterns across the surfaces of the freestanding structure. The ribbed texture of the material set in different angles creates an ever changing play of light and shadow. 

The pavilion's saw-tooth profile is designed to look like the roof of an industrial building. "It's a caricature of a factory," said Ahn. Corrugated plastic panels let light in through each of the steps in the ceiling. 

Inside, angled panels of the EQUITONE material are waterjet cut and layered up to create pictures that depict the various trades that used to be prevalent in the area.

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The nature of things
New EQUITONE [linea] fibre cement panels serve as the backdrop for Fred Eerdekens’ latest creation “the nature of things”. In this piece, the Belgian artist highlights the unique characteristics of the profiled surface. Light, shade and the viewer’s perspective reveal the message of this artwork and the spatial aspects of fibre cement. Light and shadow define Fred Eerdekens’ text sculptures. He uses metal, wood and even imitation trees to create installations that only reveal their true form in the light. Changing light exposes hitherto hidden meanings.


Contacts

USA www.equitone.com/us jhauritz@equitone.com EQUITONE 1731 Fred Lawson Dr., Maryville, TN 37801 +1 2012322129 USA
Denmark www.equitone.dk ivarsson@ivarsson.dk Ivarsson , Kometvej 36, 6230 Rødekro, Denmark +45 73661999 Europe Western Europe
Germany www.equitone.de fassade@eternit.de Eternit AG, Vertrieb Fassade und Ausbau, Knesebeckstrasse 59-61, 10719 Berlin +49 1805651651 Europe Western Europe
Ireland www.tegral.com info@tegral.com Tegral Building Products Ltd., Kilkenny Road, Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland +353 598631316 Europe Western Europe
Netherlands www.equitone.nl info.gevel@eternit.nl Eternit NV, afdeling Gevel, Kuiermansstraat 1, 1880 Kapelle-op-den-Bos, België +31 302368732 Europe Western Europe
Norway www.equitone.no ivarsson@ivarsson.no Ivarsson, Postboks 222, Alnabru, N-0614 Oslo, Norway +47 21096600 Europe Western Europe
Sweden www.equitone.se info@ivarssonsverige.se Ivarsson, Cederströmgatan 4, SV-212 39 Malmö, Sweden +46 040490250 Europe Western Europe
United kingdom www.equitone.co.uk info@marleyeternit.co.uk Marley Eternit Ltd, Lichfield Road, Branston, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3HD +44 1283722588 Europe Western Europe
Austria www.ebm-export.at info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 (0) 30 - 34 85 370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Belgium www.equitone.be FR: info.facade@eternit.be NL: info.gevel@eternit.be Eternit SA, département Façade / Eternit NV, afdeling Gevel, Kuiermansstraat 1, 1880 Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgique/België + 32 15717443 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Bosnia-Herzegovina www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 (0) 30 - 34 85 370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Bulgaria www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Croatia www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Czechia www.equitone.cz nfo@ebmco.sk EBM Co. s.r.o., Štúrova 155, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia +421 373211771-3 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Estonia www.eternit.lt eternit@eternit.lt UAB "Eternit Baltic", J.Dalinkevičiaus g. 2H, N.Akmenė, LT-85118, Lithuania +370 842556849 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
France www.equitone.fr facades@eternit.fr Eternit SAS 3 , rue de l'Amandier, 78540 Vernouillet, France tel:+33 139796199 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Hungary www.equitone.hu zoltan.csagoly@creaton.hu CREATON Hungary Kft. központ: H-8960 Lenti, Cserépgyár út 1. +36-30-237 1668 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Italy www.creatonitalia.it info@creatonitalia.it CREATON ITALIA S.R.L. Via Bruno Maderna, 7 30174 Mestre (VE) +39 041 3097212 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Latvia www.eternit.lt eternit@eternit.lt UAB "Eternit Baltic", J.Dalinkevičiaus g. 2H, N.Akmenė, LT-85118, Lithuania +370 842556849 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Lithuania www.eternit.lt eternit@eternit.lt UAB "Eternit Baltic", J.Dalinkevičiaus g. 2H, N.Akmenė, LT-85118, Lithuania +370 842556849 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Macedonia www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Moldavia www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Montenegro www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Poland www.equitone.pl elewacje@ebmpolska.pl Etex Building Materials Polska sp. z o.o., ul. Wspólna 6, 32-300 Olkusz, Poland +48 326249518 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Poland www.equitone.pl elewacje@ebmpolska.pl Etex Building Materials Polska sp. z o.o., ul. Wspólna 6, 32-300 Olkusz, Poland +48 326249518 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Romania www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Russia www.eternit.ru info@eternit.ru Eternit Kaluga, Kantemirovskay st., 58, 1004a, 115477, Moscow, Russian Federation +7 4956519307 +7 8001003839 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Serbia www.wanit-fulgurit.de info@wanit-fulgurit.de Wanit Fulgurit GmbH, Im Breitspiel 20, D-69126 Heidelberg, Germany +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Slovakia www.equitone.sk info@ebmco.sk EBM Co. s.r.o., Štúrova 155, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia +421 373211771-3 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Slovenia www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Ukraine www.ebm-export.de info@ebm-export.de EBM Export GmbH , Im Breitspiel 20 D - 69126 Heidelberg +49 303485370 Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Andorra www.euronit.es consulta@euronit.es Euronit Fachadas y Cubiertas S.L., Autovía Segovia - Valladolid A-601, km. 21,47160 Portillo - Valladolid, España +34 901502085 Europe Southern Europe
Portugal www.euronit.es consulta@euronit.es Euronit Fachadas y Cubiertas S.L., Autovía Segovia - Valladolid A-601, km. 21,47160 Portillo - Valladolid, España +351 913805332 Europe Southern Europe
Colombia www.skinco.co equitone@equitone.com.co Skinco Colombit Av. Cra. 19 No 120 -71. Oficina 506 Bogota D.C. 57(1) 355 35 00 movil: 310 5087356 (Magda V. JIMENEZ MOLANO) Latin America
Argentina www.eternit.com.ar gaston.nicolea@eternit.com.ar Eternit Argentina S.A. Brig. J. M. de Rosas 2720 (B1754FTT) - San Justo - Bs. As. - Republica Argentina tel: (54-11) 4480 6040 movil: 15 5 865 3617 Arq. Gaston Nicolea Latin America
Chile www.pizarreno.cl ptamayo@pizarreno.cl Pizarreño- Equitone Camino a Melipilla N° 10.803 Maipu +56-2 - 23912432 Celular: 7-377785556 ( Pilar Tamayo) Latin America
Peru www.eternit.com.pe bfernandez@eternit.com.pe Lima, Jr. República del Ecuador 448 Telf: 6196426 Latin America
Australia & New-Zealand www.equitone.com info.australia@equitone.com EQUITONE Australia- Promat Australia Pty. Ltd. 1 Scotland Road, Mile End South Adelaide, SA 5031 Asia Pacific region
China www.equitone.com.cn info@equitone.com.cn 2 Tai Hua Street, Yonghe Economic District, GETDD Guangzhou 511356, Guangdong China Asia Pacific region
Japan www.europanels.be info@europanels.be Bormstraat 24, B-2830 Willebroek, Belgium + 32 15717380 Asia Pacific region
Malaysia-other asian countries www.equitone.com info.asia@equitone.com Unit 19-02-01, Level 2, PNB Damansara,No. 19, Lorong Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia +60 320955111 Asia Pacific region
Global Marketing Manager EQUITONE equitone.com philippe.hellemans@etexgroup.com Kuiermansstraat 1 B-1880 Kapelle-op-den-Bos Belgium +32 15 717934 Global

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