Extruded tile and trim plants
Extruded floor tiles are ages-old: their various forms, whether they recall the concepts of natural products (cotto) or technical items of optimum chemical-physical requisites (klinker), always bring to mind rustic-style products.
This rustic look has also been dictated by the technological aspects of traditional extrusion technology (split tile extrusion, tunnel driers, large-load tunnel kilns). In-kiln stacking forces producers to manufacture small, limited-vitrification, high-thickness products that are difficult to glaze (split tiles).
Today’s market is a different matter. It demands large sizes, high-grade vitrification and good surface-shaping performance so that a wide range of aesthetic effects can be achieved.
Over the last few years SACMI has met that challenge by developing innovative new extrusion technology. This makes use of machines that have traditionally been employed in dry-pressed tile manufacturing (roller kilns, roller driers, automatic sorting lines) - an industry in which Sacmi is world leader - and
specially designed machines (e.g. cutting machines) that allow the manufacture of large, thin, vitrified and differently glazed floor tiles.