Siam Ceramic adopts Fusion technology from Manfredini & Schianchi
Siam Ceramic, part of the Thai group SCG (Siam Cement Group), recently started up a Fusion granulation tower from Manfredini & Schianchi at its facility in Saraburi where a MS-Drytech dry grinding plant has been in operation since 2014. The world-patented Fusion FGT technology will be used to produce single-fired tiles in 60x60 cm and 90x90 cm sizes with a super-gloss finish.
This technology was chosen by the Thai group due to the advantages it brings in terms of both the production process and environmental sustainability. It produces a dry granulate (without the use of fluidised bed dryers) with excellent characteristics of homogenisation, flow and density and guarantees perfect blending of all the raw materials present in the formulation and excellent stability in the subsequent stages of pressing, drying and firing. The result is a high-quality finished product that maintains the same levels of water absorption (<3%) and green, dried and fired breaking load and the same drying and firing cycles. The tile surface is also extremely uniform and ideal for matt and gloss applications.
Fusion also completely eliminates natural gas consumption in the production process and consequently reduces CO2 emissions.