WALL & FLOOR TILES Imerys solutions for wall and floor tile bodies, frits, glazes and engobes
Imerys offers a wide range of mineral solutions for ceramic tiles derived from our high quality ball clay, feldspar, kaolin, talc and wollastonite.
We provide ceramic tile manufacturers with a variety of consistently blended minerals for super white, glazed and unglazed porcelain tiles and monoporosa, including large slab formats and thin tiles.
- Ball clay
Ball clays are prized for their plasticity, strength and bonding properties in wall and floor tiles.
Feldspar is the main vitrifying or fluxing agent used during the firing process of ceramic bodies. Imerys feldspar are a unique blend to maximum fusibility with white firing characteristics.
Kaolin’s high fusion temperature and white firing characteristics make it particularly suitable for the manufacture of tiles. Imerys offers a broad range of kaolin that includes plastic kaolin with exceptional pressing properties while maintaining an excellent fired color.
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.
Used in tiles, talc improves the vitrification process, allowing manufacturers to reduce firing temperatures and shorten firing cycles. It is a popular choice in the production of wall tiles.
Raw material solutions
Our raw material solutions provide:
- High level of whiteness after firing, plasticity, green strength and consistent rheology
- Reduction of pinholes, black specks and impurities
- Solutions for large slab and thin formats
Frits, glazes & engobes
Our product tile glaze and engobe products guarantee surface quality in terms of:
We have major ceramics technology centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia offering a full range of technical and process support services to help you match the right solution to your application requirements.
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.