Architectural Polymers

Terra Cotta for Precast

Architectural Polymers, with manufacturing partners, has created a tile system for precast and tilt-up concrete panels. The tiles fully comply with all PCI standards for absorption rates, pull out tests, and dimensional tolerances. The tiles are HT-coated, creating a light-activated surface that allows for a self-washing effect and the decomposition of pollutants.

Titanium dioxide is burned insolubly and permanently into the ceramic surface at a high temperature. As a permanent catalyst, it triggers a life-long reaction activated by light with oxygen and humidity, producing activated oxygen and a hydrophilic, water-friendly ceramic surface for keeping facades clean.