A hand-moulded facing brick with class

The Imperador is a hand-moulded facing brick with pink surface. The solid grey colour with light shades of yellow and pink is obtained by a homogeneous mixture of several kinds of sand and a grey colouring pigment. The Imperador is made from Löss from Limburg, extracted from the plateau of Kesselt in the Meuse valley and revalued with raw materials from the Volcanic Eifel. The baking process of this facing brick is done in a gas-fired tunnel kiln under a slightly reducing atmosphere.

The Imperador is part of the Pastel range of Nelissen Brickworks. The non-perforated brick is covered with sand on five sides and provided with a possible oblong sloping groove on one flat side (frog, group 1). The structure of the Imperador is characterized by a rough appearance with fine and irregular grooves in the sandy surface.