August 7, 2018
Rough-tone metal is Kikukawa’s proprietary embossing technology, which implements cast-like textures. The produced panels are low in cost, light in weight, versatile in function and provide the stately aesthetics of metal.
Kikukawa’s rough-tone metal is offered in two series: P and R. The P series is a collection of sharp embossing and deep-drawn patterns, while the R series is a collection of roll embossing patterns implemented with proprietary machinery and dies. These patterns are suitable for a variety of occasions as both interiors and exteriors.
Here, we introduce 2mm black aluminium exterior panels, decorated with rough-tone, P series, KU-P513. This abbreviation stands for 12mm wide and 74mm long oval patterns.
The embossing occurs every 86.6mm in width and 61.8mm in length. By controlling the frequency of the pattern, a horizontal pattern becomes evident.
The quality inspection extends from the size of the panel to its flatness.
Panels with horizontal patterns require high precision in installation, as the flatness of the panels are easily observable. These installed exterior panels add a decorative touch to the facade.
Rough-tone metal provides textures that are not readily available and is a unique solution to lower cost requirements.