Porcelanosa begins complete plant renewal
The Porcelanosa Group, Spain’s leading ceramic enterprise, has commenced a radical regeneration of its manufacturing facilities as part of a continuous improvement policy aimed at enhancing quality and optimising the production process.
The process of renewing the production plant, commissioned from Sacmi, will be completed within 12 months. In the raw materials department, a MMC120 continuous grinding mill will replace the eight sporadic grinding mills currently in use. This will bring major energy savings, a reduction in expenditure and an improvement in the quality of the ground powders.
Over the coming months, the 6 existing presses will be replaced by PH5000L units with higher pressing forces (up to 49,000 kN) suitable for the production of larger tiles. The drying department will also be upgraded, by adapting existing machines to keep pace with the increased output of the presses and by installing new dryers to replace existing ones entirely.
A brand new FMP285 single-layer roller kiln, exceeding 109 metres in length, and equipped with the latest gas and electricity consumption reduction devices, will allow Porcelanosa to achieve further energy savings while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. This will further improve the company’s Green credentials after obtaining ISO 18001 certification for its commitment to cutting environmentally harmful emissions.