BLIZZARD VITRIFIED LIMITED, a new and dynamic enterprise in the district of Morbi (Gujarat-India), has chosen MS-Drytech dry technology with the FUSION granulation system for its new Glazed Vitrified Tile production facilities.
The new M&S line will have a production capacity of 15 tons/h to feed a line that will be manufacturing approximately 300,000 m2/month of size 60x60 and 60x120 wedged and rectified tile.
The main milling stage is based on the “open cycle” concept, which includes complete drying using the heat recovered from the kilns in the MOLOMAX 4/150 MILL (suitable for handling raw materials with a moisture content of over 20%, if necessary).
Thanks to this system, it will be possible to obtain a perfectly blended ceramic mixture, with a consistent outgoing moisture content and a particle size enabling perfect vitrification to achieve a water absorption of <0.1%.
The MADIREX moistening system is an essential factor of the process since it contributes to obtaining a body with a consistent humidity. It has the advantage of being fully automated thanks to a weighing system that, by means of special software, automatically checks the moisture content of incoming materials and batches the right amount of water to add to the body.
At the end of the process and before storage, by means of patented FUSION technology, one obtains powder with a smoothness and die filling index that is similar to that of the best spray dried powders.
The resulting powder can also be dry coloured before pressing. Once again, Manfredini & Schianchi proves to be a leading manufacturer of dry processing technology for ceramics. With this important new supply in the field of GVT (the first in Asia), it will allow its customer to manufacture ceramic tile with many added values: water consumption has been reduced by 90%, electric energy consumption by 20% and fuel (gas and coal) by 60%; no chemical additives are needed for the body preparation process; complete recycling of production by-products, which means that the resulting products are "green" from every point of view.