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Sanitaryware Kiln Furniture

Sanitaryware Kiln Furniture

Imerys has developed a comprehensive set of high-performance cordierite and SiC kiln furniture solutions for the sanitaryware industry. Harnessing our wide portfolio of quality materials and state-of-the-art production technologies, our design office is able to tailor any of these solutions to your specific requirements.

Our ShrinkSan® ecofriendly kiln furniture is a new patented solution which has been designed to substitute disposable plates with a sustainable system which is reusable more than 800 times.

Conventional Kiln Furniture

Imerys kiln furniture solutions for sanitaryware guarantee:

  • High productivity
    Optimized kiln furniture design tailored to your product mix to enable you to achieve high loading rates on your firing line.
  • Quality end products
    Accurate and stable geometry and dimensions to ensure the quality of your sanitaryware pieces.
  • Lower energy consumption
    Cordierite and silicium carbide bend-resistant structures that keep weight to a strict minimum.
  • Lower maintenance costs
    Simple, stable, light and dry assemblies that help to reduce overall kiln furniture costs.

Imerys Ceramics is the only manufacturer able to provide both cordierite and SiC products.

Our technical offer includes:

  • Kiln cars
  • Superstructures
  • Cordierite / Extruded Batts
  • Cordierite / Extruded Props
  • Pressed /Cast caps & shoes
  • SIC beams
  • Cordierite / Cast stools / supports
  • RSIC / NSIC / Lavi setters and batts

ShrinkSan® reusable kiln furniture

Sanitaryware producers traditionally use single-use tiles or ‘shrinking plates’ during the firing process to avoid the deformation and defects of ceramic toilets. Once used, these shrinking plates are disposed of generating tons of waste each year. 

To address this issue, Imerys has developed ShrinkSan®, a patented kiln furniture system capable of managing piece contraction during firing effectively while remaining reusable and therefore sustainable.

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ShrinkSan® kiln furniture can be used more than 800 times, allowing sanitaryware producers to significantly reduce the amount of waste they generate.

Not only is ShrinkSan® an effective technical substitute for single-use firing plates, it is a sustainable solution contributing to lowering the carbon footprint of the final product. As such, ShrinkSan® has been classed an Imerys ‘Pioneer Product’ under our SustainAgility program

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We are able to provide customized solutions to meet your specific kiln furniture requirements.

Please contact us. We will be only too happy to help

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