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Wall & Floor Tiles

WALL & FLOOR TILES Imerys solutions for wall and floor tile bodies, frits, glazes and engobes

Imerys offers a wide range of mineral solutions for wall and floor tiles derived from our high quality ball clay, feldspar, kaolin, talc and wollastonite.

We provide tile manufacturers with a variety of consistent blended minerals for super white, glazed and unglazed porcelain tiles and monoporosa, including large slab formats and thin tiles. 

Mineral range

  • Ball clay
    Ball clays are prized for their plasticity and bonding properties in wall and floor tiles.
  • Feldspar & pegmatite
    Feldspar and pegmatite are the main vitrifying or fluxing agent used during the firing process of ceramic bodies.
  • Kaolin
    Kaolin’s high fusion temperature and white firing characteristics make it particularly suitable for the manufacture of tiles.
  • Talc
    Used in tiles, talc improves the vitrification process, allowing manufacturers to reduce firing temperatures and shorten firing cycles. 
  • Wollastonite
    Wollastonites are cost-effective, low loss on ignition (LOI) natural fluxing agents for wall and floor tiles where they improve mechanical properties in green bodies and surface finish of fired bodies.

Raw material solutions

Our raw material solutions provide:

  • Reduction of pinholes, black specks and impurities
  • High level of whiteness after firing, plasticity and specific rheology solutions for large slab and thin formats

Frits, glazes & engobes

Our product tile glaze and engobe products guarantee surface quality in terms of:

  • Whiteness
  • Gloss
  • Smoothness

 

We are also a leading supplier of kiln furniture solutions for wall and tile production.
Please consult our Kiln Furniture section.

We have major ceramics technology centers in Europe, the Americas and Asia offering a full range of technical and process support services to help you match the right solution to your application requirement.

And with Industrial facilities and blending platforms in Asia, Europe, Middle-East and the Americas, we have the resources to serve our customers anywhere in the world.

Please contact us, we will be only too happy to help

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