KalingaStone marble – This is our flagship product which is amongst the most popular of all others. An engineered product, KalingaStone marble is used for façade applications for all kinds of buildings. The product is light, durable, easy in maintenance and can be installed with simple fixtures.
Kalesinterflex – This is a new generation porcelain product and is one of the most popular choices in façade applications for tall structures. The porcelain slabs are extremely light, tough, durable, resistant to fire, water and dust, and hence are easy to maintain. The distinguishing aspect of this product is the flexibility radius of 5.5m, allowing for the large slabs to be installed on concave and convex surfaces. The products are rated very high for fire resistance, fungi protection and resistant to scratch or crack, among other features.
Sustainability is the latest demand in façades with more and more architects wanting to deliver the best solutions to their clients. Function and form are equally important and materials that look good as well as last are the choice for today’s buildings. Our Kalesinterflex range in porcelain tiles is the best in the world and which meet the aforementioned criteria.
CMC’s Kalesinterflex has a 5.5m range of flex that allows installation of the slab over concave and convex surfaces. The light weight slabs, with thicknesses of either 3mm or 5mm makes handling easy and ideal for wall cladding and façade applications, especially in tall structures.
Kalesinterflex also offers translucent porcelain slabs that are suitable for exterior cladding applications. Kinetic façades are the latest in installation systems. The system allows façade panels to be oriented in different directions on the building surface. The panels are pivoted on a mechanical system which allows it to incline on the surface. The building façade become a dynamic surface which is done primarily to allow regulated entry of natural light
and wind. This reduces the dependency on the HVAC system and saves energy consumption. Presently it is being adopted in many European countries, but in India it is still in its nascent stages.
Metallic tones in matt finish are the trending in façade designs. More and more buildings are being skins that appear singular and seamless which means that the façade panels need to be in the largest dimensions to minimise the breaks in installation. Again our Kalesinterflex range offers the largest and the slimmest possible porcelain slabs for façade applications. The largest dimension available in this product range is 3000 x 1000mm.
Architects prefer to use lightweight materials in exterior claddings that are aesthetically pleasing and are sustainable. Large size porcelain slabs, high pressure laminates, Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP) and metal claddings are trending in the Indian market.
Modern buildings are environment conscious and architects continue to experiment with designs to make buildings both eco-friendly and innovative. The preference is given to green products that are more sustainable, light weight and effective for tropical weather.
Façades offer making the building aesthetically beautiful while also offering exteriors the protection that a building needs. A building façade built with right type of material reduces its energy consumption, improves natural lighting and conducts the flow of air efficiently. Buildings are rated or LEED certified based on parameters that contribute towards them being eco-friendly.