FAQs 2018-09-18T12:52:45+00:00


What is PHOMI MCM? 2018-09-10T15:46:24+00:00

MCM states for the “Modified Clay Material” of PHOMI brand.

What is PHOMI? 2018-09-10T15:47:51+00:00

PHOMI [fómi] is the brand of the international PHOMI Group with headquarters in Guangzhou, China. PHOMI Group is the inventor and nowadays holder of the standard of the MCM production.

What is UPHO? 2018-09-10T15:48:26+00:00

UPHO [jú:fo] is a brand of the PHOMI Group. UPHO line is created out of the same materials and by the similar technology with standard PHOMI line. In the same time, it can be characterized by the larger panel size (typically 2,5 x 1,2 m), enhanced thickness and the specific textures. It can be said that UPHO is an upper line of PHOMI brand.

Which pigments PHOMI Group uses to color its products lines (PHOMI, UPHO, EKUMI)? 2018-09-10T15:49:08+00:00

PHOMI for its standard assortment uses the mixture natural pigments combination of the 4 clay types (red, yellow, white, gray), 100% from the natural environment. The certificates for these four natural clay types are publicly available and you can download them from here. The clay (or combination of clays) provides the specific color to the product and constitutes its base. That is why our products are “colored-through” but on the other hand due to this during our standard production, we are slightly limited to the natural clay colors range.

Can PHOMI produce the additional to the natural color range products? 2018-09-10T15:49:42+00:00

Yes, we can. In this case during such customized production on your order, we can add the special coloring agents to provide the product with figuratively any color or combination of colors you desire.

What is the warranty of colors in case of artificial coloring of the products? 2018-09-10T15:50:11+00:00

Unlike the natural clay that possessed the current look already for millions of years, normally the artificial colorants are not the same UV resistant and such pigments can start slowly to change the shade after 10-20 years (of course, this is highly dependent on which colorants quality you decide to use or the colorant technology development at the moment you decide to use it). So, basically, the warranty directly depends on the pigment type the customer decides to use.

Is the customized production possible? 2018-09-10T15:50:43+00:00

Yes, for both in colors and dimensions.

Starting from which order volume the customized production can be possible? 2018-09-10T15:51:18+00:00

Normally, the batch size should exceed 1000 m2.

What is the life-cycle of the PHOMI MCM material? 2018-09-10T15:51:48+00:00

The material has withstood 3500 h of aging accelerated test equal to the 50 years of outdoor life expectancy (by this the upper age was still not reached). Together with this, the material has shown the freeze-thaw resistance suitable for the Nordic countries outdoor use.

What other resistance capabilities the material has? 2018-09-10T15:52:23+00:00

Water, acid and alkali resistance, A1 fire resistance.

Which are the special characteristics of the material? 2018-09-10T15:52:59+00:00

Non-toxic, odorless; non-radioactive; anti-slip; flexible; very light and thin; decreasing up to 80% of the carbon footprint during the combined life-cycle of production, transportation, and application compared to the conventional materials; after the end of life-cycle can be returned into the arable land; water & fire resistant.

What is the best way to clean the PHOMI products surfaces? 2018-09-26T17:12:48+00:00

Dust with a vacuum cleaner, or stronger contamination with the sponge and clean water or water jet.

How to cooperate? 2018-09-26T17:16:01+00:00

Please, address the PHOMI Headquarters in Europe which are also responsible for the EMEA region.