INNOVATION PROJECT

GRESANIT® AN INNOVATIVE PRODUCT

Created in 2004, Gresanit® had a gestation period of 2 years. During this period the conception of a product that would act as a bridge between chinaware and stoneware was the main concern for the firm’s ID & T group.

Created in 2004, Gresanit® had a gestation period of 2 years. During this period the conception of a product that would act as a bridge between chinaware and stoneware was the main concern for the firm’s ID & T group.

The product obtained turned out to be an ex-libris, if we bear in mind that the firm until that moment had been importing common stoneware items to commercialize in Portugal and then started exporting the same ceramic items in Gresanit® to those same countries from where it used to import. This fact alone certifies the commercial value of Gresanit® and its imposition towards the common stoneware.

However, Gresanit® is not a mere product used to manufacture ceramic items as an alternative to common stoneware. It goes far beyond in its multiple applications, from the ultra-slim shower trays, to the technical components and catalyzers, not to mention the finishing of biology laboratory hoods.

During the development of this product, several aspects that provided de basis to carry out the project were taken into account. All of them with the goal of coming up with something that would not only satisfy the target public, but also be environmental friendly.

Thus, from the beginning, it was a condition that the product to develop would not produce waste which would be alienated from the facilities.

Within this context, the possibility of using all the waste, inevitably obtained in the manufacturing of the sanitary, was considered.

These premises were always part of the equation while the development of the product took place.

The final result that we already know and that is patent on the product, which is already widely distributed all over the world with whom the firm has commercial relations, certifying the product. Besides the underlying concepts which have already been mentioned, it is an undeniable reality:

Indeed, Gresanit® is a revolutionary product that successfully fills in a huge gap between chinaware and common stoneware which has persisted to this day.

In addition to the foregoing inherent features, which make it a unique product, we highlight the following:

  • Half the weight compared to identical stoneware workpieces;
  • More than twice the resistance of the common stoneware’s mechanics;
  • Resistant to fire glazing for a lifetime, unlike the common stoneware;
  • Attainment of 6mm thick workpieces.

Gresanit® was formulated to reintegrate all the resulting waste from its own processing, as well as part of the waste produced during the processing of chinaware, making it environmental friendly , not only due to the reintegration carried out by recycling, but also by the reduction of the extraction of raw material used for its manufacturing.

Moreover, Gresanit® cares for no previous treatment in order to be integrated in the sanitary ceramic manufacturing process circuit, since it uses the same means since the preparation of raw material to the final firing, keeping up with the ongoing chinaware workpieces in the production chain.

It was, it is and it will be a challenge in which we are all committed to, as there is still a long way to run and the development of this product, bright in its essence, has not yet finished. We, therefore, expect to have more news during the year 2016.