Kerloc is a cold ceramic material that is produced without any additional heating. The material is made of residual materials (Such as natural fibers coming from agriculture, horticulture and / or forestry), minerals and fertilizers. Kerloc is used in the outer shell of a building as facade panels and is 100% circular: it is fully reusable in its own production process.
Cold ground ceramics
The Kerloc facade tiles are made of:
- Natural fibers coming from residual plant materials from agriculture, horticulture and forestry
- Natural minerals
- The residual materials are processed into the right size. The raw materials are mixed in several steps until a homogeneous and usable mixture is obtained
- This ceramic sheet material is produced at normal temperatures through an exothermic reaction. As a result, no ovens are used during this process, ensuring low energy consumption
- The fiber materials are petrified during this process
Kerloc is applied in the outer shell of a building as facade cladding.
- Raw materials are locally sourced: most come from The Netherlands or adjacent countries
- All raw materials come from natural (residual) flows
- Kerloc tiles have a long lifespan (over 50 years) and are therefore suited for reassembling
- Fully recyclable in its own production process
Kerloc is now KOMO certified. This means it meets the requirements of the Building Decree (falls into the BRL4101 part 11). With a current production capacity of 600,000 m2, Martens ceramics is already able to make Kerloc available on a large scale to interested parties.