Shipyards & Boating
The many ships, which already sail the oceans all the way with our materials on board, have allowed us to gain specific experience.
The intrinsic anti-corrosive properties of Cipa Gres full-body porcelain stoneware make it an excellent finishing element, reliable and appropriate in environments with high salt concentration.
In shipbuilding industry flooring requires a specific quality (suitable sizes and monolithic antacid products *).
The proposed range includes suitable formats (with high thickness and/or small sizes) and specifically designed surfaces to ensure maximum slip resistance , maximum safety, and minimum effort to move forward also in hard conditions. This is the synthesis of the needed features for this application field.
The product format choice, combined with a correct laying and grouting, has the purpose of allowing a correct splitting of the surfaces to obtain the necessary elasticity needed on the typical metallic substrates to guarantee a long lasting flooring .
Cipa Gres porcelain stoneware is classified according to ISO 13006 EN 14411 Group B1a UGL or more simply as monolithic UGL (unglazed) porcelain stoneware. It is made up of a single homogeneous mass that makes it much more resistant than any other type of material that can be used for paving (mass colored stoneware, granite, marble, metal and many others).
Finishes designed and tested ad hoc to respond punctually to the specific needs of each individual environment. The assortment of structures for the walking surface, the different non-slip coefficients that meet all international standards, DIN 51130, DIN 51094, B.C.R.A. TORTUS, ASTM 1028, ANSI A 137.1: 2012, BS 7976-2: 2002, UNE ENV 12633: 2006, AS 4586: 2013 etc., with "V" from 4 to 10, allows designers to choose the right product for every single need .
Resistance to acids and bases
Our full-body porcelain stoneware is acids resistant*, belonging to class A-LA-HA of acids and bases resistance according to UNI EN ISO 10545-13: 2017.
Our extremely strong products comply with UNI EN ISO 10545-5 (For more specific information, contact our technical department).
All our products are class 5 (see UNI EN ISO 10545-14), so any type of accidental stain can be easily removed.
Thermal shock resistance
Our products, cooked at high temperatures (around 1200 °), have an exceptional resistance to heat. Also in this case, the use of high thickness products prevents that sudden temperature changes due to the temperature of any hot or cold liquids poured on the floor, reach the laying surface, breaking up the adhesives.
Surface compactness and microbacterial cleanability
To guarantee easy cleanability and the easy elimination of any bacterial charge, Cipa Gres carries out continuous production line checks to verify the compactness of the surface that allow a microbacterial analysis certificate, released by referenced third party bodies. This ensures, when proper post-installation cleaning is carried out, no residual bacterial load.
Concentrated load resistance
Various sizes and thicknesses are available (8.4/10/12/14 and 20mm), small sizes further increase the breaking load. (the 14mm average thickness in our production, has a compressive strength of about 3500 Kg./cm2).
The high thickness, in addition to high mechanical strength is itself a very important element that determines the height of the grouting of the joints, an integral part of the floor system, maintaining the correct elasticity of the flooring unchanged over time .
Available in different colours, both in the same colour as the flooring and in contrast, a complete range of special pieces is available to avoid right angles between floor and walls. These pieces, necessary to obtain excellent and easy machines cleaning, fully satisfy the requirements that control bodies check in the foods handling destined areas. According to specific needs, the designers in charge can choose between different solutions and different curvatures rays of the connecting elements. In this application field, is also typically used 90 degrees installation.
All the materials we produce are frost resistant. They are tested according to UNI EN ISO 10545-12: 2000 and can also be used in environments with temperatures well below the 0°C temperature, thus making it possible to use them outdoors and in cold rooms.
By visiting our colour section you can check the completeness of the proposed range that allows you to indicate, with indelible demarcation lines, safety zones and/or well defined loading and unloading areas.
All Cipa Gres technical porcelain stoneware belongs to class 0 (zero) of fire resistance.
*Except hydrofluoric acid
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