With increased awareness and shifts in perception towards safer building product that fall within a sustainable niche, we at the Facade Corporation envision to be the front runners in supplying products and services that are stunning, elegant and unique. Being a Bangkok based corporation with International roots and imported skill sets, we have chosen the Capital of the Kingdom of Thailand due to the ease of nodal accessibility within the South East Asian region. Our factories being in the N. West and the HQ in the Centre.
Our team consists of architects, engineers and designers that range from all ages, cultural backgrounds and walks of life set to understand your vision whilst following our corporate goals.
The Facade Corporation Co., Ltd. being the legal entity, is the umbrella to two brands.
FASSCO for Ventilated Facade and Interiore for Interior printed wall solutions (Launch Q2 2019).
- We strive for excellence across the board. This starts with modern and effective internal management styles that enhance productivity, reduces faults and minimise errors within production due to Six Sigma initiatives and intrinsic Quality Control.
- We recognise that employee and client satisfactions go hand in hand. Satisfaction internally contributes to productivity and productivity in-turn leads to external satisfaction. To achieve this, we therefore create common goals, striving for cultural based trust. This increases moral and reduces absenteism.
- We have a responsibility to demonstrate a commitment towards our community. We want to be amongst the front-runners when it comes to environmental performance. For this, we have devised short-term goals addressing todays issues and long-term goals preparing for the generation of tomorrow.
- With innovation being a challenging task, we value this as an important factor when positioning ouirselves ahead of competition. We channel resources within understanding our customers needs and improve current offerings and experiences. From this we identify gaps and create goals to allow us to target the current market needs; ultimately differentiating ourselves from competition and being able to offer best-in-class experiences.
Founded in 1929, Eternit GmbH assists us in the supply of our raw material. Air-cured, high-density fibrecement.
GIP GmbH is German based and certified engineering office that offers decades of combined expertise within facade construction. From the facade engineering to the production of the sub-construction.
EcoCoat Co. Ltd., Is a Bangkok based paint manufacturer that hold the experience and know-how on production of industrial paints and will assist in the supply process of your chosen colour.
Torrecid, S.A. manufactures and sells frits, glazes, and colours for the construction industry. Its products include colors, inkjet inks, pigmented inks.
SACMI is an international group manufacturing machines and complete plants for the Ceramics, Closures&Containers, Beverage, Metals, Packaging&Chocolate, Quality&Process Control, supported by the Customer Service Division.
An architectural 3D file repository that holds digital information so that architects and designers can insert the FASSCO models in software such as Autocad or Revit.
A corporation is not possible without effective and successful partnerships of A team. Thanks to this, we are able to develop a competitive edge that gives us access to additional resources.
From new technological developments, intellectual property and innovation advances, we believe that sharing resources is a primary objective on our path to constant innovation and this success.
The idea of diversifying the fibrecement industry was born.
Goals set, targets defined and market research carried out.
Search for partners started.
The Launch of FASSCO facades
First FASSCO projects secured
The launch of Interiore brand
Our Panels come in sizes up to 2500 x x1220mm available in 8 and 12 mm and are easy to work with.They require little maintenance and will prove to be an ideal choice for all applications.
Fibrecement ≠ Fibrecement:
The generic term fibrecement describes different products that are designated at different use and application. There are fibrecement floors and lap sidings, ondulated roofing sheets and flat shingles, internal wall separations and external claddings, fire protection boards and, finally, rainscreen panels for ventilated facades, such as FASSCO panels. These products are produced according to different manufacturing technologies. They have different chemical compositions and different physical properties, but are all called fibrecement.
FASSCO ventilated facade panels are made of so-called HD boards, which stands for high-density. High-density is obtained by mechanical compression and compaction. The result are fibre-reinforced cement boards, characterized by high bending strength, high stiffness, at the same time with a high impact strength. Due to high density, they have low porosity, low water absorption and low dilatation; all properties that are of great importance for the „heavy duty“ use in ventilated facades.
The widely used and well-known Medium Density Boards (MD) are for general purpose applications. They are cellulose fibre- reinforced, but contain little cement, which is transformed to calcium silicates in a so-called autoclaving process or vapor pressure curing. These boards cannot be used as rainscreen panels in ventilated facades due to several inferior properties, such as high porosity, high water absorption and high dilatation, that altogether lead to insufficient stiffness and rivet and anchor fixing strength in order to resist wind-load forces on facades of high rise buildings.
Medium density boards can perfectly be used for many interior applications, e.g. decorative wall pan
HIGH DURABILITY UNDER ALL WEATHER CONDITION
Fibrecement is an ideal building material tested under strenuous conditions such as rain, sun radiation and frost.
HIGH IMPACT STRENGTH
Increased absorption of impact energy by added reinforcement fibers Ideal for heavy duty applications, such as in:
- Public areas
- Airports and train stations
Our fibrecement offers low porosity and water absorption. This reduces shrinkage or dilatation by changes of humidity or temperature Ideal for:
- Hot and humid climate
- Wet areas – Bathroom, Kitchen
Our products offer a higher strength and lower weight per surface area than any other bulk material used in ventilated facades Ideal for:
- Simple sub-structure
- Reduced logistic cost
- Safe handling
100% Asbestos free. We reject all use of asbestos in any of our products and will guarantee this.
VERSATILE AND STYLISH
Easily enhance your project allowing for full freedom of design choices in various application areas.
A fibrecement panel does not contribution as a fuel to fire (classification A2, s1, d0 according to Standard EN 13501-1) Ideal for:
- Fully ventilated facades on high-rise building’s Interior dry wall construction
- High rise buildings
- Interior applications
HISTORY OF FIBRECEMENT BOARDS
Where it all began
The idea of using fibrecement in a ventilated facade derives from the cavity wall, which became a common building structure in the late 19th century. Cavity walls were cheaper to build than their solid counterpart, offering improved thermal insulation and more resistant weather protection.
A unique surface
Whilst ventilated facades and rainscreen panels were used earlier, it was in the mid 1950s that production of large format cement boards started. At the same time, efforts were made to improve the colouring techniques generally practiced at that time. This resulted in a unique panel with optically flat, semi-matt mineral enamel surface.
Leave the past behind
In the late 1980s, manufactured in Germany and Switzerland succeeded in replacing the hazardous fibres by a blend of cellulose and polymer textile fibres as raw material in fibrecement boards. These two companies successfully used the new manufacturing technology to further develop the market for fibrecement in ventilated facades. One of them, Eternit and Swisspearl, now exclusive supplier of raw boards to the Facade Corporation for the production of FASSCO panels.
The new generation
Asbestos-free fibrecement boards are coated with newly developed, water-based acrylic paints or printed with inorganic and weather resistant inks. Development of new and innovative coatings continued, aiming to improve durability, colour and design diversity as well as functional properties. Combining the high performance of the coatings with that of the fibrecement boards, resulted in products that gave the architects of the day an entirely new material to use for ventilated facades, providing new possibilities of creative designs to buildings.
FASSCO panels and coating represents the latest generation in this development.
Today, for high-rise buildings in particular, the outer brick wall is replaced by a decorative lightweight fibrecement panel. The benefits are still unchanged to this day: reduced living costs, weather protection for load-bearing walls, energy and acoustic insulation and giving the building a high-end, aesthetically pleasing finish.
Production Process Rawboards
FASSCO fibrecement panels are manufactured by the Hatschek sheet formation process, which resembles an early paper
Curing and Stabilisation
After pressing, the stacked but still flexible green sheets are kept in heated curing chambers in humid atmosphere. When the chemical reaction of cement with water developed sufficient strength by creating calcium silicate hydrate (CSH), the boards can then be de-stacked and piled for further strength development and final hardening in a protected storage area.
Fibrecement has as porous structure that retains humidity and shrinks during drying. Even after full strength development the boards still contain a higher amount of humidity than the equilibrium humidity after installation as Ventilated Facade panels would have. When this initial dry-shrinkage occurs after installation, the panels can be stressed until they crack and loose integrity.
The boards are therefore stabilised in a heated tunnel by drying close to their equilibrium humidity. Only after this process step the boards can be cut to final size or coated as facade panels.