Matt glazes give tiles a wonderfully natural look and open up endless design possibilities. But creating a matt glaze that is also functional in terms of ease of cleaning and resistance to scratching and chemicals can be very challenging.
For several years now, Zschimmer & Schwarz Ceramco has been pursuing an environmentally friendly vision based on a simple observation: water-based technology is the only way forward in the field of inkjet ceramic decoration.
Cutting occupies a prominent position among the technological excellence of BMR's production dedicated to ceramic tile finishing, especially considering the development of large sizes and slabs.
The Multiflex packaging process of System Ceramics represents a state-of-the-art technology that can assure high-performing operations, flexibility and customization.
From incoming raw materials to the compilation of a finished product picking list, the Prime software platform developed by System Ceramics allows for complete digitalisation of ceramic manufacturing.
The Creadigit - the single-pass drop-on-demand digital inkjet printer from System Ceramics - has established itself as a standard. Its electronics allow for high-speed printing and can create images of any kind with designs up to 200 square metres in size, making each surface truly unique.
The Eco-Ink project (co-financed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 programme) aims to develop eco-friendly organic-solvent-free water-based digital inks for the production of polished porcelain tiles.
Tecno Diamant’s R&D laboratory technicians have developed an innovative diamond metal grinding wheel for the dry grinding and squaring process.
In addition to the existing range of inks and digital materials, the new company Sicer – Inkera will soon begin producing glazes and ceramic compounds along with technical grits and specialties for glazing high-end ceramic surfaces.
Amongst the flagship machinery manufactured by System Ceramics are the quality control and packaging automations, such as Qualitron XXL and Multiflex.
Ferro is presenting two new ranges of water- based inks that stand out for their improved emissions performance (including odorous emissions) during combustion: DG Inks - Decoration & Glazed Inks HPLUS).
At Tecnargilla 2018, Scrmolcer is presenting the new Infinity electronic mould capable of managing the ceramic body pressure in each individual mould cavity.