Production Process

 

1. MIXING PLANT


Mixture is prepared by mixing cement, water, stone aggregates, fluidizing additives and pigments (all natural products).

Aggregates can be granulates of marble, granite, quartz or other stones in more suitable granulometries to obtain the desired product; other kind of materials, such as coloured glasses, shells or mirrors, can also be added to the mixture, which contributes to enhance the finished good.

2. MOULD FILLING


The mixture moves from the mixer to the dosing and distributing equipment, that fills the moulds of the size needed, which can be 40x40 cm or 60x60 cm, even up to the 153x68 slab with thickness from 1 to 3 cm.

3. VIBRO-COMPACTION UNDER VACUUM


Once filled, the moulds move to the compaction by vibration under vacuum machines, where tiles and/or slabs are formed.

4. SETTING AND HARDENING


The moulds containing the compacted tiles and/or slabs are dovetailed and stacks are placed in cure rooms, kept at a temperature between 25° to 30° C, where both the hardening and the initial setting of the product take place.

5. SEASONING


Tiles and/or slabs spend a resting period at room temperature to get perfectly dry in the unfinished product storehouse, until they are needed.

6. SURFACE PROCESSING AND PACKAGING


The seasoned product moves to the processing line where tiles and/or slabs are calibrated, refined, polished on the surface, processed on edges and bevels, and lastly, they are dried.

The processing line can be equipped to give different aspects to the surface: honed, polished, bush-hammered, sandblasted, brushed, etc.