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CERASHIELD ceramic facades. Ten advantages.

Due to the European Technical Assessment ETA-16/0096 (by DIBt | German Institute for Building Technology, Berlin) the use of CERASHIELD facade panels (up from 8 mm thickness) with invisible mechanical bonding is allowed throughout all EU member states.

Therefore CERASHIELD ceramics up from 8 mm can be used as facade material or building envelope in all EU countries, without having to apply for authorization in the individual states. 

CERASHIELD surfaces consists of 100% non organic materials and are non-flammable. In case of fire CERASHIELD emits no smoke or toxic substances.

Fire reaction A1 DIN EN 13501

CERASHIELD surfaces have fire resistance A1 (DIN EN 13501). 

CERASHIELD surfaces based on CERALAM-products (laminated backside | cf. point 8 above) have fire resistance A2-s1,dO (DIN EN ISO 1716:2005 + EN 13823:2005 + DIN EN 13501-1:2009)

The fire resistance for the complete facade depends on the type of sub-construction, the insulation-system and the fixing between wall and facade system.

With mechanical CERASHIELD plate fixing it is possible to build complete facades with fire resistance A1 (DIN EN 13501)

CERAMAX strongly advises that the customer, project owner and architect seek independent advice from a certified construction professional, engineer and structural engineer regarding application and installation as well as compliance with design requirements, applicable codes, laws and regulations and test standards.

Please check your local codes and applicable design requirements for proper use.

CERASHIELD facades are made of hybridceramic. The maximum slab-size is 1,500 mm x 3,200 mm. Thicknesses from 4 to 12 mm and more than 80 surface designs are available.

Surfaces of high insulated facades tended to become covered with algae and limescale deposits. The ageing process of surfaces is accelerated. So normal facade surfaces become unsightly after just a few years.

Optional CERASHIELD facade plates (special designs) can be equiped with CERACLEAN BIOACTIV. An effective protection against algae and limescale deposits, organic dirt and surface-aging.

CERACLEAN BIOACTIV is a transparent, durable and resistant on-line coating that lasts the lifetime of the facade. It is permanently baked onto the external CERASHIELD surface in a high temperature manufacturing process by 1,200 °C.

Its self-cleaning properties make it ideal for use in hard-to-reach places that are difficult to clean. CERACLEAN BIOAKTIV the dual-action self-cleaning coating has revolutionary photo-catalytic and hydrophilic properties, and works in two stages:


1. Photo-catalytic effect

The coating reacts with natural daylight to break down and loosen organic dirt.

2. Hydrophilic effect

When it rains, instead of forming droplets, the water spreads evenly over the facade surface, helping to wash away any dirt and reduce streaking. During long dry spells the facade can be cleaned by simply hosing it down with clear water.

Organic dirt breaks down and washs away when it rains.


The self-cleaning properties of CERACLEAN BIOACTIV reduce the need of manual cleaning, saving water and eliminating potentially harmful run-off from expensive detergents, also increasing personal safety. It works even on cloudy days and during the night.


A revolutionary benefit and USP for back ventilated facades!

CERASHIELD facade solutions are highly durable for the lifetime of your building.

CERASHIELD facade modules are unchanged in time, resistant to weather agents, UV-rays, corrosion, oxidation and chemical agents.

They have an abrasion- and absolutely scratch resistant surface, MOHS-Hardness = 8 (Industrial diamond = 10). The properties remain unchanged even after extended use and cleaning.

CERASHIELD ceramic surfaces does not contain any organic pigments, therefore they are absolutely UV-resistant.

The surfaces are resistant to every surface treatment with organic and non organic solutions. Only hydrofluoric acid is able to damage CERAMAX hybridceramic surfaces.

Disinfectants and cleaning agents are unable to damage the surfaces. CERASHIELD facades are easy to clean.

CERASHIELD ceramic is optional available as a graffiti proofed hybridceramic. So the strongest graffiti paints can be easily removed.

CERASHIELD facades are lightweight. Therefore mounting with high distances to wall-constructions is feasible. Insulation thicknesses up to 300 mm are possible. Also for reconstruction, in case of low load bearing walls.

CERASHIELD facades are durable and maximum energy-efficient.

The optional laminated backside of CERASHIELD facade plates increases the structural stability and safety in case of breakages. 

Therefore CERASHIELD plates are glued on the backside with a reinforcement fabric. In case of breakage they will kept together. So they receive their residual load capacity.

The residual capacity is determined by many factors like plate-geometrie, storage conditions, speed of load and break pattern as result of damage.

By improvement of the residual capacity increases the passive safety of the facade.

CERAMAX facade-modules of type CERASHIELD IF can be produced up to 4,000 mm hight. So storey overstretching facade modules are practicable.

This saves costs for sub-constructions. Facade reconstructions in case of low load bearing walls are realisable.

CERASHIELD modules are bonded under defined conditions. They are supplied pre-assembled and ready to mount. 

At the construction-site they still need screwed to the carrier profile.  

So quick and easy mounting, also of glued facade modules, is possible. Under any weather conditions at any temperature. During all seasons of the year.

CERAMAX hybridceramic is a 100 % natural product and consists of the same raw materials as porcelain dishes. It does not release any substances into the environment and can be easily milled and recycled in other manufacturing processes.

CERAMAX hybridceramic provides multiple possibilities for application.

For housing, rental buildings, prefabricated houses and industrial buildings. Or for ship building and hospital construction.

Wall-coverings inside and outside. Balconies or facades. 

We are sure - you think about first ideas and suggestions.

Find out more about CERASHIELD claddings for facades and balconies. The systems and the unique design. Take our advise. Make an appointment for a consultation. Call us (+49 511 4739700), send an email (info(at) or fill out the form.