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With its porosity, our Kawarakabe can control the room humidity and its clay-like appearance can be pleasing to the eye. Aggregates made from roof tiles can add unique expressions to the wall.

Kawarakabe

Walling materials we produce is eco and human-friendly. Kawarakabe can control the room humidity with its porosity, and create comfortable room environment. In addition, we utilize recycled roof tiles, which can reduce CO2 emission even when we newly build houses or remodel them. We highly recommend using Kawarakabe, combining beautiful design, high functions, and eco-friendliness.

Kawarakabe

Kawarakabe is a unique product recycled from roof tiles discarded when demolishing buildings or replacing roof tops. Clay roof tiles are fired in the range 1,100 to 1,300℃, hardened and porous ceramic. By utilizing these tiles as walling materials, we can produce products with a lot of advantages.

■Major Advantages■

1 Recycling can be encouraged, leading to reduced CO2 emission.

2 High functions.

3 No releasing of formaldehyde.

4 Beautiful design.

Attractive plastering materials【Kawarakabe】with unique design and high functions.

Recycling can be encouraged, leading to reduced CO2 emission.

Aggregate (sand type) used in Kawarakabe is all made from discarded roof tiles collected when demolishing private houses, for instance. This aggregate is carefully manufactured in our factory (approved by ISO9000) under strict quality control.
Since Kawarakabe utilizes recycled roof tiles as aggregate, 1,000 kg of it can reduce 7.13kg of CO2 emission (approximately 37g / ㎡) in comparison with normal new plastering products. *5 kg of the aggregate is used in 1㎡ of our Kawarakabe. It is also easy to install because it can be directly applied to plaster board or wallpaper.

 

Functions of Kawarakabe (High functional plastering material)

Kawarakabe has amazingly high functions.

1、Data for Moisture Absorption and Desorption

 

This graph shows that Kawarakabe releases and absorbs as much or more moisture as diatomite, which proves its suitability as plastering material. When the humidity is RH100% (See bottom left of the graph), roof tiles absorbs more moisture than other materials. As the humidity nears RH80% (Also see the center of the graph), they release a lot of moisture. This explains for the roof tiles’ high function. *The original data has been collected in Industrial Research Institute of Ishikawa and converted into tons per cubic meter (kg/m3).

 

 2、Data for Thermal Conductivity

 

 

 

 Thermal conductivity is approximately 70% lower than mortar, showing Kawarakabe is high suitable for walling.

 

3、Pictures of Aggregate Made from Roof Tiles / Enhanced Images with Electronic Magnifier

 

We mainly use this (aggregate made from roof tiles) for Kawarakabe.

 

The black dot in the center is a glazed part of the recycled roof tiles. When these glazed parts are included in the plastering material, they create unique expressions.

 

 




The Surface of Aggregate(×100)




The Surface of Aggregate(×2,000)

 

Pictures taken by electronic magnifier. You can see the porous surfaces.

 

 

 

4、Other Data

 

Test Results by Japanese Industrial Standards(A 6909)



Test List

Required Standards by Japanese Industrial Standards
Test Results

Crack Resistance (During Initial Dryness)

No Crack
Pass

Stability Under Low Temperature

No coagulation and separation
※1

Bond Strength
(N/mm2)

Tested Under Normal Condition 0.3 and above
0.3

Resistance Under Repeated Temperature Changes ( High and Low Temperature)

No peeling off, crack, and swell on the tested surface. No major fading and gloss loss.
Pass

Impact Resistance

No crack, major deformation, and peeling off
Pass

Washability

No exposure of the original surface by peeling off or abrasion
Pass

Alkaline Resistance

No crack, swell, peeling off, and dissolution.                   No major fading and cloudiness
Pass

Color Fading Resistance

No crack and peeling off. Gray scale 3 and above.
Pass
 ※1 Excluded because the test does not allow testing under the temperature of 3℃ or under, and leaving of the mixed materials for over 40 minutes.

 

 

No releasing of formaldehyde(Analytical result)



Beautiful Designs

Kawarakabe can be plastered with the thickness of 4-5mm, and therefore a variety of surface patterns are available. Kawarakabe also comes in various colors.



1、Finish Patterns(Examples) 




Metal Trowel



Trowel(Wave Pattern)


Travertine


Roller



Scratched



Notched Trowel

Water Jet(with BiggerAggregate)


Brush Coating



Comb Trowel


Brush Coating
(with Straw)


Wood Trowel


Waving


2、Color Types


あまいろ

Ama-Iro Color

きつるばみいろ

Kitsurubami-Iro Color
くるみいろ

Kurumi-Iro Color
あらいしゅいろ

Araishu-Iro Color

あんずいろ

JAnzuiro-Iro Color

ちょうじちゃいろ

Chozya-Iro Color
こういろ

Ko-Iro Color
らくだいろ

Rakuda-Iro Color

 

Every effort is of course made to ensure that the samples supplied correspond as closely as possible to the colours of our products, however, variations in colour may occur. Please feel free to ask for our sample brochure, and confirm the color you would like.

Click here for our sample brochure.


 

『Kawarakabe』Selling Agency

NINO JAPAN Inc.

 

Installation Examples

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