What is PHOMI MCM?
MCM states for the “Modified Clay Material” of PHOMI brand.
What is PHOMI?
PHOMI [fómi] is the brand of the international PHOMI Holding with the European headquarters in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, which are the part of PHOMI Holding. PHOMI Holding is the inventor and nowadays holder of the standard of the MCM production.
What are the PHOMI MCM Standard Lines?
Standard Lines (SL) are the classical PHOMI MCM products. The core assortment of SL is characterized by their extraordinary thinness and lightness. Their size is limited by the dimensions of 1200 mm x 600 mm. May depend on the market whether are supplied with applied coating or without: please, consult your national distributor.
What are the PHOMI MCM Large Formats?
Large Formats (LF) are the high-end lines of PHOMI MCM assortment. They are created out of the same MCM as SL and characterized by their size of more than 1200 mm x 600 mm – up to 2800 mm x 1220 mm and somewhat greater thickness.
What are the PHOMI MCM 3D Product Lines?
3D product lines are produced by the principally different technology then SLs and LFs – using the 3D printing method. All of the products of this product line are glazed. There are different variants of textures are available to be used for each same pattern. Go to the 3D section -->
In which premises PHOMI MCM can be used?
PHOMI MCM can be used in all types of premises: commercial, administrative, cultural, residential, educational, religious, sport, medical (except the areas where special hygienic requirements are applied), spas and hotels. Inside of these premises it can be used: in the office spaces, galleries, living rooms, bedrooms, entrance halls, corridors, kitchens, bathrooms, showers, on the balconies and terraces, etc.
On which surfaces PHOMI MCM can be applied?
Walls, floors, ceilings, walks – indoors and outdoors.
Which glues and adhesives can be used together with PHOMI MCM products?
It is an advantage of PHOMI MCM – that no strict requirement about the glue/adhesive or its brand exists. Though to make sure the best possible professional application, please, follow the recommendations in our download section.
Is customized production possible?
Yes, for both in colors and some dimensions.
Starting from which order volume the customized production can be possible?
For the B2B clients normally, the batch size of a new color model should exceed 1000 m² or for the new texture or size (which requires a new mold creation) is 30000 m² or the special price per m² can be agreed. If the private clients do not have a large project but would like to make some shape modification – a very comfortable diamond-saw or water cut adjustment can be applied by them locally on our standard-dimension products. If the color modification is desired – the PHOMI products can be easily painted by any paint suitable for the clay or stone products.
Is application of hydrophilization and graffiti protection layer possible at the production?
Yes, it is possible. In some territories such protected products are sold as a default option – please, inquire your dealer or National Distributor (for example for Benelux, Germany, Baltic countries, Poland – it’s a standard).
Is the protection coating possible both on the Standard Lines and Large Formats?
Yes. Though some products (with very rough texture) we refrain to coat at the production, but the customer can do it manually using standard solutions from his local DIY supermarket chain.
Which pigments PHOMI production uses to color its products?
PHOMI Holding is a holder of the REACH certification confirming its MCM products safety on all of the stages of the products lifecycle. It is also achieved through the components we use. For all of the standard assortment are used 4 clay types (red, yellow, white, gray), 100% from the natural environment which by themselves or in combination rendering the colors to our products and in the same time constituting 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. The certificates for these four natural clay colorants are publicly available for downloading from here.
What is the color warranty for PHOMI MCM products?
Can PHOMI produce the additional to the natural colors products range products?
Yes, we can. In this case of such customized order, we can add the special artificial coloring agents to provide to your product any color or combination of colors you desire. Though any artificial colorants normally can not guarantee the same long UV resistance as our natural colorants.
What is the warranty of colors stability in case of artificial coloring of the products?
Unlike the natural clay that possessed the current look already for millions of years, normally the artificial colorants are not the same UV resistant The warranty directly depends on the pigment type the customer decides to use.
What is the life-cycle of the PHOMI MCM material?
The material has withstood an aging accelerated test of the internationally recognized SGS laboratory, 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. In the same time strong UV-resistance was confirmed. Our MCM can withstand for long periods of time strong sun and temperatures of up to 80°C typical to the dark-colored facades surfaces peak temperatures of the South Asia, North Africa or Middle East regions.
What other resistance capabilities the material has?
Water, acid and alkali resistance, A2-class fire resistance.
Which are the special characteristics of the material?
Non-toxic, odorless; very light and thin; non-radioactive; anti-slip; flexible; 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.
What is the best way to clean the PHOMI products surfaces?
Dust - with a brush or vacuum cleaner, stronger contamination with the dirt entering the structure - with the sponge and clean water or water jet.
Buying & Cooperation
How to buy PHOMI MCM products?
Please, refer to our website contact section to find the right seller for your project or retail chain. If there is no listed partners in your territory, please, fell free to contact the EMEA Head Quarters in Czech Republic for a quotation.
How to cooperate?
If there is an official National Distributor in your country or region, please, directly address your National Distributor. If there is no official National Distributor in your country, please, address the PHOMI Headquarters in Europe which are also responsible for the EMEA region, located in Czech Republic. The list of all contacts with the regional National Distributor appointments you can find in our contact section.