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Magna Glaskeramik + Ringot & Villarecci : Glaskeramik

On the facade or for interior fittings, Glaskeramik panels add a touch of mystery in several degrees of translucency. This year, the manufacturer MAGNA associates its name with that of Ringot & Villarecci, specialized in cutting or bending materials.  

At the origin of this unusual material, a metalworking company founded in 1990 gradually acquires the competence of office of studies for facades. A few years later, his intensive research led to the creation of a new material based on recycled glass: Glaskeramik ("glass ceramics"). After grinding and sorting, the glass then converted into pieces is placed in an oven without additive, resin and other binder. A process of heating and cooling - with precise temperatures and durations - is the final phase of the upcycling process (product of better quality than the original material after recycling). The panels thus produced can then be kept in their original version, known as "patinated", or be polished, satin-finished, laminated with other materials (stone and composite glass), or even arched, engraved, milled, Microbillés to offer uses that are as different as they are surprising in terms of physico-chemical characteristics as well as aesthetics. The final product has a unique translucency, halfway between that of alabaster and frosted glass, its luminance varying very little depending on the surface finish, matt or glossy. The brightness potential of the panels can be increased by using a backlight, both indoors and outdoors. In both wall and wall facings, Glaskeramik plates can be fixed by Fischer anchors with FZP anchors or by the LabelFacade system. It can be added that MAGNA and Fisher have recently obtained an ATE: European Technical Approval, for use in facade cladding. An identical folder is in progress with LabelFacade. The material is entirely in keeping with the logic of eco-construction. On the one hand, it is produced at 100% from waste from the glass industry or from recycled bottles. At the end of its life, it can be used for the manufacture of new panels or other materials. These qualities are worth it to appear in the databases greenbuildingproducts. Eu products that are compatible with the DGNB and LEED regulations. The Glaskeramik is also the subject of an EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) and a Cradle to CradleTM certification that highlight its ecological aspects. Thus, the installation of solar panels on the roofs of the manufacturing plant provides about 50% of the building's electrical consumption. This percentage will certainly increase thanks to the installation of new generation ovens less energy-consuming.  

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ABOUT MAGNA Glaskeramik

Located in Teutschenthal, Germany, MAGNA Glaskeramik has all the patent rights for the sustainable production of a single material, ecological and under the exclusive trademark of Glaskeramik®. The parent company - MAGNA Naturstein GmbH - is one of the largest distributors and manufacturers of natural stone in Central Europe, based in Loitsche / Magdeburg, Germany. The company demands the highest quality standards for the manufacture of its products in natural stone, ceramic glass, quartz composite and ceramic large. Sales Manager France - Eric Kunnert t. 00 31 183 678 678.

To learn more, visit site of large Glaskeramic.

ABOUT RINGOT & VILLARECCI  

The name of Ringot has been linked to marble for five centuries, and that of Villarecci is known throughout the world. La Marbrerie Ringot & Villarecci is renowned for the quality of its work in France and abroad, it is located in the Parisian suburbs just 20 minutes from Porte d'Orléans (showroom, design office and workshop are gathered on the same site). Its current manager Didier Ringot, with a great deal of know-how and endowed with a latest generation workshop, has always been at the forefront of the evolution of building and decorative marble, and has always favored technical or decorative developments in the profession. Quartz, dekton or ceramic are all new materials that we had to learn to master and which have found their place in the world of decoration. Today, the Glaskeramik makes its arrival in the workshop. Transformer and skilled craftsman in modern and evolving techniques such as high pressure water jet cutting (photo opposite), 5-axis CNC machine work, or material bending, Ringot & Villarecci is already in the peloton leader in terms of high quality work, both in natural stone and in composite materials, with the avowed ambition to become a leader as a manufacturer and installer of Gaskeramik.

To learn more, visit the Ringot & Villarecci site. 

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