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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 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

Mineral range

  • Ball clay
    Ball clays are prized for their plasticity, strength and bonding properties in wall and floor tiles.
  • Feldspar
    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
    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.
  • 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.
  • Talc
    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:

  • 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 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.

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

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