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Vitreous China (VC) & Fine Fire Clay (FFC) Ceramic Sanitaryware

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Product information

Sanitaryware  is  the  generic  term  used  to  describe items which  traditionally  were  made  from  pottery. i.e. WC's, Washbasins and  Bidets installed  within  a bathroom  or  washroom. Vitreous China is  a com-mon material used for bathroom sanitaryware, such as  console  sinks  and  toilets. Vitreous China sanitaryware products are primarily made of clay, kaolin, feldspar and quartz but they may also include small quantities of other  raw  materials. Its  high  gloss, stain  resistant  surface  is  ideal for  use  in  both  bath-rooms and kitchens. The casting slip is made of the above craw materials are prepared and cast into plaster moulds to form a green body. The green body then undergoes a natural  drying  process  and  were  given  a  smooth  finish. Glazing is  applied  before  firing  at 1200°C  to  obtain Vitreous  China sanitaryware  with almost  no  water absorption.

In fine fireclay, the pre-fired or calcined clay is the single most important component and can account for over 40% of the body. Other constituents include clay, kaolin and other minor raw materials. Their production starts with preparation of casting slip from the above constituents. The slip is cast into plaster moulds to form green body. The green body then undergoes a natural drying process and were given a smooth finish before tuner dryers. Glazing is applied before firing at 1220°C to obtain fire clay sanitaryware with water absorption less than 0.5% of the dry weight.

Detailed information

Registration number: S-P-00875
ECO EPD reference number: 00000717
Publication/issue date: 2018-05-28
Valid until: 2023-05-14
Verified by: Vladimír Kočí
Reference PCR(s): PCR 2012:01 Construction products and construction services (EN 15804:A1)
Geographical scope: Global
EN 15804: This EPD is compliant with EN 15804

Company information

Kaleseramik Çanakkale Kalebodur Seramik Sanayi A.Ş.
Company name: Kaleseramik Çanakkale Kalebodur Seramik Sanayi A.Ş.
Country: Turkey
Contact: Kaleseramik
Telephone: +90 212 371 5253
Website: www.kale.com.tr
Management systems: ISO 9001, ISO 10002, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 27001, OHSAS 18001

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