|This project has developed five glazes
for single-fired or double-fired floor and wall tiles. Three are in
the form of spray-dried powders, to be applied by dust pressing glazing
and the other two are in the form of milled frits, to be applied using
the spreading/drop technique.
The main benefit of the new glazes in comparison
with conventional ones is the reduction in water consumption during
the whole glaze cycle (from glaze preparation to glaze application).
They are also likely to lead to an increase in the efficiency of
tile manufacturing procedures.
The glazes will ultimately be used to produce
longer lasting tiles for the home, the workplace and public places.
This will enhance the competitiveness of the European tile manufacturing
The partners, who had complementary expertise
and worked well together, agree that further development work is
required before the final products can be commercialised.