Torrecid, Ferro Spain, Peronda and Kerajet win Alfa de Oro 2018 awards


The presentation ceremony for the Alfa de Oro 2018 awards, an initiative organised by the Spanish Ceramic and Glass Society (SECV) to honour the most innovative technologies developed in the Castellón ceramic cluster, was held during the recent Cevisama. The awards went to Torrecid, Ferro, Peronda and Kerajet, whose projects were selected by the jury for their outstanding technical and scientific characteristics coupled with technological innovation and environmental sustainability.

Torrecid received the award for its Ecoink-Cid technology, a new range of water-based digital glazes and inks for the full digital decoration process. These non-polluting materials bring significant improvements for production processes as well as environmental benefits due to their significant reduction in emissions.

Ferro Spain won the recognition for a new line of inkjet inks with a catalytic function capable of separating oxygen from the air through the use and application of ceramic membranes in oxy-combustion processes.

Peronda received the Alfa de Oro award for a line of tiles with a glossy finish produced using glazes and grits that generate a non-slip surface ideal for use as a floor covering in public places.

Finally, in the machinery sector, Kerajet was honoured for having developed the first printhead for digital tile decoration capable of using inks with micrometric dimensions.