The new dry grinding and lapping lines for porcelain tiles are fully operational at the new Almeida plant in Brazil
The well-known Brazilian manufacturer based in the Santa Gertrudes ceramic cluster initially started up two dry grinding lines for matt porcelain tiles, followed by two 60-head lapping lines at the kiln exit complete with HiCoat surface treatment, and a grinding line for sub-sizes.
The plant was installed between November and December 2019, while acceptance testing took place in January 2020. It is already operating at high speed (16 sqm/min. on a 60×60 cm size) with a production of 24,000 sqm/day on two lines.
One of the most distinctive characteristics of Ancora’s finishing technologies is their very high productivity per square metre, with a percentage of first choice product at the end of the lapping process of close to 100%. Along with productivity, the use of Italian-made technology and tools allows for the production of a ceramic product with totally closed porosity and an outstanding finish and gloss level at a very competitive cost.
In addition to the high technological level of its solutions, Ancora also focuses strongly on service, with local support from B&T do Brasil’s specialist staff.