About Us

  • Company
  • Fibrecement

COMPANY

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).

  • EFFICIENCY

  • 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.
  • SATISFACTION

  • 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.
  • SUSTAINABILITY

  • 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.
  • INNOVATION

  • 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.

PARTNERS

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.

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.

MAY 2017

Goals set, targets defined and market research carried out.

JUNE 2017

Search for partners started.

AUGUST 2017

The Launch of FASSCO facades

APRIL 2018

First FASSCO projects secured

AUGUST 2018

The launch of Interiore brand

APRIL 2019

FIBRECEMENT

Our Fibrecement panels are made high-density, cement composite board of high strength and high E-modulus conform European Standard EN 12467. The boards are coated with a multi-layer system, comprising waterbased, pigmented acrylic coatings and a radiation-cured clear topcoat resin.

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

BENEFITS

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:

  • Schools
  • Public areas
  • Airports and train stations

DIMENSIONAL STABILITY

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

LEIGHT WEIGHT

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% SAFE

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.

NON-COMBUSTIBLE

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

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.

Fibrecement Production

Production Process Rawboards

FASSCO fibrecement panels are manufactured by the Hatschek sheet formation process, which resembles an early paper
making process.

 

The sheet formation involves the following steps: The raw material recipe consists of portland cement (OPC), amorphous silica, mineral fillers, PVA reinforcement fibres, cellulose fibre, polyethylene fibrids, functional additives and water. These raw materials are mixed to create a slurry. The fluid mixture is then supplied to several vats with a number of rotating screen cylinders. These cylinders pick up the solid matter removing some of the water in the operation. A belt travels over the top surfaces of the cylinders and picks up a thin layer of fibre cement formulation from each cylinder. The moving belt carries the damp material to a forming drum, around which the successive layers are wound until the required thickness is obtained. Once the desired sheet thickness has been obtained, an automatic cutting knife built into the forming drum is activated and the “green” raw sheet exits onto a conveyor which subsequently transfers it to a stack where the damp sheets are separated with steel plates. The stacked boards then enter the press, which delivers a high pressure to compact the particles in order to increase density and to reduce porosity. The pressing step, besides the increase in mechanical properties, provides surface smoothness.

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.