Market in the Middle East – Terracotta Facade Panel
Supplier LOPO China
Since 2000, the terracotta panel
real estate market in the Middle East has been flourishing, supported by the comprehensive factors including high oil price, liquidity surplus and the increase of per capita disposable income. After falling into stagnation under the impact of financial crisis in 2008, the real estate market and terracotta facade panel
in the Middle East (especially the most severely-hit Dubai and Abu Dhabi) has been slowly recovering, while terracotta panel
in countries such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have been growing relatively rapidly, as the EU and US economies are recovering.
Benefiting from the recovering of the real estate in the Middle East, the market of buildings' exterior wall cladding materials has perked up. In recent years, many professional manufacturers like LOPO terracotta
have hinted at efforts to grasp market shares in the region. However, from the overall market situation, the level of Terracotta Panel
consumption is still low, mainly restricted by the following two factors:
1. From the current consumption status of buildings' exterior wall cladding materials in the Middle East, the mainstream Terracotta facade panel
is calcined from natural clay that is environment-friendly and has some "green" features such as temperature-preservation, frost-resistance and sound-proofing. In addition, terracotta facade panel
has different color options and good texture. Its’ increasingly loved by designers.
2. As terracotta panel
appeared one after another in Asian countries such as Vietnam and China, the cost-effective terracotta facade panel
from those countries gradually drew the attention of construction companies and real estate developers in the Middle East. In 2013, LOPO China
won the bidding of a project with an area of approximately 10,000 square meters in Kuwait. "Although a relative big quantity of terracotta panel
is demanded by the project, its sales price has been brought down to a very low level." as the responsible person from LOPO China
3. The installation of terracotta panel
requires special installation system and specific technology. Traditionally there are many professional installation companies for curtain wall projects in the Middle East. This helps clear the way for promoting the application of terracotta panel.
In conclusion, terracotta panel
still has relative promising prospect in the Middle East as the promotion and application cases of terracotta panel
continue to increase.
Since its inception, Terracotta Panel
has become the buildings' exterior wall cladding material loved by a great number of architects, by means of its environment-friendliness and strong sense of design. In order to realize designers' unconstrained, bold and creative concept and promote terracotta panels
to be flexibly and creatively applied in the construction industry, terracotta panel
manufacturers endeavor to make innovations in the shape and surface treatment of terracotta panels
, such as by making a variety of deformed design to break through the uniform and regular image of terracotta panels
, or by applying surface treatment to diversify the color options of terracotta panels
has also been active in the innovation and R&D of terracotta panels
. Aside from making optimization and improvement based on the traditional sand-blasted, groove-surface or glazed products, LOPO China
has unconventionally created distinctive products, among which is wood-grain series. LOPO China
decided to launched the R&D of wood-grain series mainly due to market demand, at a time when some customers mentioned that it is hard for terracotta panel
to have such surface effect as other construction materials(e.g. wood), although terracotta panel
has those advantages including frost-and-fire-resistance, moisture-proofing, temperature-preservation and sound-proofing.
The challenge met in the R&D of wood-grain surface resides in how to realize the natural wood-grain effect, i.e. how to achieve the wood's graded colors and irregular grain effect, rather than uniform and rigid color distribution. After exerting great efforts, China LOPO
has successfully developed wood-grain series terracotta panels
. The researching staff has added news treatment processes in addition to traditional formation process, adjusted the recipe of raw materials and applied accurate temperature control, which renders terracotta panel
to have graded colors and irregular-grain wood surface and achieves the perfect combination of mild luster with natural wood-grain surface, making terracotta panel
and ideal option for construction projects with wood-grain surface design.
By now, LOPO Terracotta
wood-grain surface treatment technology has been applied onto LOPO China terracotta panel
, LOPO Terracotta
solid tiles and China LOPO
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