Ceramics can be broadly classified in to two main categories (ref chart given below):
- Silicate ceramics
- Non-silicate ceramics
Silicate ceramics are also known as traditional ceramics where the main raw materials are naturally occurring alumino- silicate minerals. Clay being a major part of it. This category is further divided in to two subcategories of lifestyle ceramics and technical ceramics
Non silicate ceramics are mostly used for technical applications and are made from pure synthesized powders/ starting mixtures where clay is not a main ingredient of the raw materials.
Thermatek ceramic tile fall in the category of silicate ceramics and sub category of technical ceramics, further categorised as transparent ceramic. The category of transparent ceramics deals with products which are made for reflection, absorption, scattering, and filtration of a particular wavelength of radiation. In the case of thermatek ceramic tiles we deal with the visible and infra red spectrum of solar radiation which hits the terrace of our buildings. Thermatek ceramic tiles increase the reflection and reduce absorption. The result is that thermatek tiles keep the buildings cool by preventing the solar radiation getting converted to heat which in turn reduces the heating load of air- conditioning systems. The reflecting property also helps solar roof tops generate more electricity by up to 30%.