The Rockpanel Chameleon Boards by Rockwool Rockpanel B.V. that located in United States is Chameleon Colour Characteristics in Rainscreen Cladding. Chameleon Rockpanel boards are made from basalt sustainable raw materials through a process very efficient production. The durability of stone and timber handling are combined in products. The panels integrates smoothly into the sustainable development and also reflect contemporary architectural trends, combined with a strong emphasis on costs and installation time. Usually they are applied in ventilated buildings, where the products contribute to a comfortable indoor climate.
The planks in front Chameleon mineral fibers are combined with a layer of crystals under a high-gloss coating. Depending on the color of the base layer, the layers of crystal refract light in a range of different colors, from orange to green and brown. The crystal layer also has an interesting impact on how color is perceived, by changing color when hit by sunlight. This will change color at different times of the day for new angles, and after different amounts of sun exposure. This copy iridescence effect of refracted light creates soap bubbles, and in nature, such shells and butterfly wings.
All the beneficial properties of wood and stone
Rockpanel Chameleon is made from mineral wool fibers compressed under high pressure – a process that makes this product unique features. It is as strong as stone, but sufficiently flexible to be shaped easily. The panels can be sawn with standard tools for working wood, curved in many ways and follow the contours of a drawing, so they can be used in a wide variety of different building projects. Rockpanel Chameleon has a protective layer applied on top of the crystals, making the surface more durable, more rigid and smooth, so it stays clean.
The panels are manufactured from 20 to 30% recycled materials. The production process can produce Rockpanel over 400m ² of covering only a single cubic meter of basalt, a natural resource, very durable. The boards themselves are completely reusable and recyclable, without any downgrading in the recycling or reuse of steps. Rockpanel Chameleon is suitable for use in projects with sustainability objectives such as BREEAM and its counterpart Housing Code for sustainable homes.