Terracotta Rainscreen Facades, Rainscreen Cladding and Rainscreen Systems
Argeton is manufactured in Germany by the Wienerberger Corporation, who are the largest clay block, brick and roof tile manufacturers in the world. An innovative and cost effective cladding, based on the proven principle of the ventilated cavity, using natural clay tiles suspended in a rainscreen mechanically attached to an aluminium substructure.
Manufactured under the ‘Argeton’ process, the natural beauty and symmetry of the façade is created by contrasting the smooth faced tile with the precise joint. Whether as the main theme cladding or as a feature, the clean lines and aesthetic charm of the Argeton Terracotta tile can be effectively designed in conjunction the cladding components of glazing, curtain walling and stucco. Argeton is manufactured in twenty six captivating colours of natural clay. Tiles can be smooth faced, profiled, textured, engobe or glazed.
The tiles are 30-35mm in thickness and perforated throughout their length to create a system weight of 50kg/m2. The profile of the tile is intrinsic to its ability to perform as a rainscreen. The length of the ArGeTon tile can be from 300mm-1500mm in length and 150mm-500mm in height.