A 6TH GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
Attitude, skill and experience are the pillars of our team work philosophy. Through generations, the Palau family members have transferred their knowledge and experiences, as clay brick manufacturers, to their teams and younger members.
This is why Palautec today reveals a successful business story, based on:
Effective and responsive interpersonal relationships.
Realistic targets and balanced finances.
Positive morale and recognition environment.
Leading by example.
Helping people growing and developing.
Continuously developing new products and techniques, in Palautec we are proud of standing out as a facing brick manufacturer in decisive aspects:
- Certified Facing Brick properties:
Palautec facing bricks are tested and guaranteed not only by our own quality assurance system procedures but also by the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification (AENOR), an external auditing firm. This ensures the fulfillment of the highest technical properties as engineering and facing clay bricks.
- HV Manufacturing System:
Most of Palautec facing bricks are manufactured following a unique High Vitrification System, which provides our bricks extraordinary hardness and resistance on its face side as well as a lifetime warranty.
Palautec is one of the few brick manufacturers in the world developing and producing their own colors, controlling the whole process and depending on its own technology.
Loyalty marketing, branding and value added are the core elements for palautec as brick manufacturer. Combining direct and indirect sales alongside with a bricks-clicks-mortar strategy as well as balanced growth has made it possible to adapting to our clients needs and requirements, in different stages of our history.
Always reconsidering and orientating the business throughout years, Palautec is taking into account new opportunities, the web 2.0 capabilities as well as the Information & Communication Technologies.
PALAUTEC BRICK ADVANTAGES
DISTINCTION: Colors, Blends & Tones
In Palautec we develop and produce our own colors from raw materials, examining, testing and evaluating the stability and durability of each color and blend of our ranges.
Unlike most of brick manufacturers in the world, we are proud of being one of the few face brick manufacturers producing their own colors from the beginning.
This enables us to offer a unique and faithful range of colors, and a perfect smooth surface, different from all other bricks in the market.
ADAPTABILITY & DESIGN
Ideal for both residential and commercial applications, in Palautec as brick manufacturers we care for aesthetics and design adapting our ranges to your projects by:
- Styles: Classic, Countryside, Design
- Colors: Naturals, Shading Blends, Chromatics
- Exposure and performance: Severe and High Exposure.
TECHNICAL FEATURES: Highest Performance Levels
Palautec face bricks are designed and manufactured following the highest European quality standards, being the only face brick brand in the market affording lifetime warranted features:
- Water Resistance
Due to quality, density and HV System, the smooth surface of Palautec bricks prevents completely water to penetrate through cladding face and less than <6% on its whole surface. This allows obtaining unbeatable rain and humidity exposure resistance:
WA 0/6 HV: No water penetration on surface.
Water absorption <6%
WA 5/5: Water absorption <5%
WA 0/8 HV: No water penetration on surface.
Water absorption <8%
WA 7/7: Water absorption <7%
- Salts Resistance
Because of the minimum water absorption and their high density, Palautec bricks are resistant to salts actions, preventing bricks from damages, warps, stains, efflorescence, and color fading.
- Frost Resistance
Palautec bricks are F2 (Frost Resistant) classified since their physical characteristics make them resistant in extreme weather conditions and temperature variations.
- Color Evenness
Colors differentiate Palautec bricks. Smooth ones, plain or blended, guarantee even colored facades and uniform claddings.
Palautec brick manufacturing process has been developed and designed to achieve uniform stable colors for plain models, regularity and balanced hues for blended ones.
Concerned about your time and effort, mixing bricks from different pallets is no longer necessary.
- Longevity & Economy
Palautec brick is a guarantee product that does not lose its beauty over the years, and signifies a safe investment for the future. No painting or renovation is required nor patching or maintenance.
The smooth surface and its lack of porosity make Palautec bricks an Anti graffiti cladding, fast, cheap and easy to clean.
- Fire Resistance
Palautec face bricks are classified as A1 = Non-Combustible, since they contain less than 1% of organic material. This guarantees for your homes and buildings a secure protection against fire.
- Structural & Cladding Attributes
Palautec face bricks join both structural and decorative attributes because of their distinct aesthetics design and their outstanding technical properties.
Defending you home from heat and cold, a resistance of > 40 N/mm² makes our clay bricks the perfect choice for your projects.
- Avoid Unnecessary Risk
- No color irregularities.
- No damps.
- No ageing.
- No stains.
- No damages.
- No expiring water proof paintings.
- No efflorescence.
THE HS SYSTEM
The High Sintering System (HS) is the result of decades of joining R&D with experience. This unique technology consists on an extremely high quality external clay layer vitrified on a very high temperature. This system, applied on most of our bricks, provides an extraordinary hardness and resistance, making of Palautec face bricks a guarantee for quality.
Palautec face bricks manufactures a lifetime everlasting material for building. The HV system allows us to guarantee bricks durability and performance assuring features and aesthetics.
Your Palautec brick wall will resist severe weather, time and human action much better than any other brick in the market.
Your projects will conserve their colors, shades and tones over the years, as well as their smooth clean surface, keeping your design just as the first day.
OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE
Using Palautec Bricks you feel certain to contribute to a greener future making a long-term investment. Protecting, preserving and improving the environment for present and future generations, is our key principle as a 6th generation industry.
We care for our children’s future.
Palautec Bricks manufacturing process is based on local, natural clay, a primary inert material. Furthermore, the HV System avoids any additional chemical paintings or coatings, making the brick you use non-toxic and non- flammable. It will not react with other materials, and will not release any chemicals or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing Process:
Palautec brick’s tunnel kiln is fired with natural gas, which is very well known for being the cleanest choice among fossil fuels. For its cleaner burning it represents the most balanced energy source for construction materials industry.
- Energy Efficiency:
Palautec Brick´s manufacturing process is designed to ensure an energy efficiency of 85%. The tunnel kiln has a structure in which the maximum temperature is only reached in the middle point and keeps operating for a long period of time. The load takes the temperature gradually as it goes inside along the tunnel.
An efficient insulation keeps the structure hot reducing the heat loss through the walls to the minimum. In addition, all the removed energy associated with the cooling air flow can be re-used to heat the combustion air or be used in the drying process.
- Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP):
Palautec’s factory includes a CHP plant that makes our facilities electric power self-sufficient. The plant also re-uses part of manufacturing thermal energy for the drying process increasing significantly our energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.
- ISO-14000 Suppliers:
Our suppliers are ISO-14000 certified. This guarantees that primary materials and packaging stuff we buy and use, are manufactured according to environmental management requirements, minimizing environmental negative effects and complying with applicable laws, regulations and environmentally oriented requirements.
In PALAUTEC we accomplish and fulfill all the EU and Spanish Environmental Regulations. The European Union has some of the world's highest environmental standards, developed over decades.
- Integrated pollution prevention and control
Ley 5/2013, de 11 de junio. (Spanish Regulation)
Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 January 2008 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control. (EU Regulation)
- Packaging and packaging waste
Ley 11/1997, de 24 de abril. (Spanish Regulation)
Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste. (EU Regulation)
- Waste and Contaminated Soils
Ley 22/2011, de 28 de julio. (Spanish Regulation)
Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste. (EU Regulation)
Ley 5/2013, de 11 de junio. (Spanish Regulation)
- Environmental liability
Ley 26/2007, de 23 de octubre. (Spanish Regulation)
Directive 2004/35/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. (EU Regulation)
- Public access to environmental information
Ley 27/2006, de 18 de julio. (Spanish Regulation)
Directive 2003/4/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 on public access to environmental information. (EU Regulation)
- National Plan for greenhouse gas emission allowance and assignment
Real Decreto 508/2007, de 20 de abril. (Royal Decree on emissions and environmental authorizations information access)
Real Decreto 1866/2004, de 6 de septiembre. (Royal Decree)
Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community. (EU Regulation)