Successful into the future with imaginative development partners

With a view to the requirements for floors and supports according to DIN 10453, DIN 4045 and DIN 18530, the basic idea evolved for a brick with two different perforation patterns. A floor does not generally lie completely over the entire wall thickness, but only to a certain extent on top of the wall. Accordingly, within a brick, different requirements result in respect of compressive strength and thermal insulation. The combination brick combines these two properties with each other. In this connection, what ZMB Braun has realized so far in cooperation with partners from the brick industry is presented in the first part of the talk.

In the production of ceramic façade or floor tiles, extrusion widths of around 300 to 600 mm are the current standard. However, the desire for larger products is growing. So new ideas are needed for the successful extrusion of products in a width of around 900 to 1200 mm. ZMB Braun will also be reporting on successful developments for such products, too.

Christof Müller, ZMB Braun GmbH, Friedrichshafen


Related articles:

Issue 01/2022

An idea becomes a brand

October 1983: In an old, almost dilapidated forge in a small village in Middle Franconia, Klaus Schülein takes the plunge into independence. With his idea of regenerating and hard-plating worn-out...

Issue 4/2016 Interview with visiting professor Armin Behles, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Building with brick means thinking in brick

Professor Behles, how did you come up with the design idea for these high-rise homes? The Berlin-based architecture researcher Tobias Engelschall told me about the WBM housing association’s plan to...

Issue 6/2018

Building acoustics – sound insulation requirements and verification in compliance with DIN 4109

Over the last decade there has been rapidly increasing discussion about the importance of protection against noise from the neighbourhood and building surroundings. In the meantime, a complex mix of...

Issue 4/2020

Brick sculpture on the Rhine

Set in an exquisite location on the bank of the River Rhine and commanding impressive views, the “Rheintower” in Cologne-Mülheim sets new standards for urban living. The architects commissioned to...

Issue 6/2020

Less is more – four walls and a roof

Bordering Cologne to the west lies Refrath, part of the town of Bergisch Gladbach, with a newly developed building area. On the one hand, this provides the ideal place to fulfil the dream of a...