Astra-Glaze-SW+has the beauty of ceramic tile with the durability of masonry. Glazed units are pre-faced architectural concrete masonry blocks that have a thermoset glazing compound permanently molded to one or more faces. This glazing compound is cured and heat- treated in gas-fired tunnel kilns thus becoming an integral part of the unit. The glazed facings are molded in individual molds, ensuring dimensional uniformity of the glazed facing regardless of minor variations in the block.
Recycled Content: All Astra-Glaze-SW+ units contain significant amounts of pre-consumer recycled content that may contribute toward LEED® points on your next building project.
One-Step Installation: Astra-Glaze-SW+ units provide finished load-bearing or non-load-bearing walls in a single trade, one-step operation, saving you time and money.
Low maintenance: The most advanced graffiti-resistant glazed concrete masonry units on the market are virtually maintenance-free. Special manufacturing processes are used to provide a permanent, impervious Astra-Glaze-SW+satin glazed finish with exceptional resistance to staining, abrasion, impact and chemicals.
Easy-to-Clean: Special proprietary formulations create an impervious, sanitary and chemical-resistant facing. Astra-Glaze-SW+glazed masonry units are virtually impenetrable by graffiti, spray paint, permanent markers, grease and crayon. Graffiti and dirt wipe clean easily,
Mold and Moisture Resistant: Manufactured with an integral water repellent admixture, Astra-Glaze-SW+units are ideal for high moisture or sanitary environments.
Low Life-Cycle Costs: The Astra-Glaze-SW+satin finish will last the lifetime of your building and eliminates the need to repaint or refinish.
Weather Resistant: Using the most up-to-date technology, Astra-Glaze-SW+ units provide outstanding colorfastness. The built-in ductility reduces the possibility of cracking and crazing in adverse conditions. That’s what the “SW” stands for in Astra-Glaze-SW+. Astra-Glaze-SW+ withstands severe weather!
Design Flexibility: Astra-Glaze-SW+ units offer you freedom of expression in design through a wide variety of colors, shapes and scoring patterns. Astra-Glaze-SW+ units are available with rounded corners and edges for ADA compliance.
Custom Color Matching: Astra-Glaze-SW++can be matched to almost any color.
Fire Protection: Depending on the thickness and internal configuration of the block, Astra-Glaze-SW+ offers up to a 4-hour fire rating.
Sound Absorbing: Astra-Glaze-SW+ is also available in Acousta-Wal sound-absorbing units Together Astra-Glaze-SW+ and Acousta-Wal are your indoor/outdoor solution to sound absorption and control.
Astra-Glaze-SW+ glazed face units are perfect for many commercial, retail, institutional and industrial applications with its impervious surface and flexible design options and now with recycled content.