MCM states for the “Modified Clay Material” of PHOMI brand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, for both in colors and dimensions.
Normally, the batch size should exceed 1000 m2.
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.
Water, acid and alkali resistance, A1 fire resistance.
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.
Dust with a vacuum cleaner, or stronger contamination with the sponge and clean water or water jet.