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INFLUENCE OF RAW MATERIALS ON SANITARYWARE NEW TECHNOLOGIES PRESSURE CASTING AND FAST FIRING

Objective



The sanitaryware production is a European traditionnal industry. The currently used technologies which are old and require an expensive manpower, are likely to cause difficults versus cheap manpower countries.

The suggested research subject aims at making new production processes technically and economically operationnal:pressure casting, fast firing, by studing:

- The materials bound to the process
- The used raw materials
- The best interactive behaviour parameters

DAMREC, clay producer, VISTE ALEGRE, kaolin producer, NETZSCH, sanitary producer material maker, PENTA, sanitary slip producer and VILLEROY ET BOCH, sanitary producer have decided to combine their effort to reach the objective.

Technically the objects are as follows:

-Reduction by 70-80%of the shaping times
-Reduction by 30% of the energy consumption
-Utilization of a new process that allows automatization

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Damrec SNC - Denain Anzin Minéraux Réfractaire Céramique
Address
Route De Beaujard
77160 Poigny
France

Participants (4)

Netzsch Thuringia GmbH
Germany
Address
Edelhof 5
96515 Sonneberg
Penta Sa
Italy
Address
Via Di Gargasse Snc
01033 Civita Castellana Viterbo
VA GRUPO VISTA ALEGRE PARTICIPA SA
Portugal
Address
Vista Elegre
3830 Ilhavo
VILLEROY ET BOCH SA
France
Address
Route De Coulommiers
77320 La Ferte Gaucher