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3/16/2004
New mould resins, where Whiteware means business

Not just R&D: the technological laboratory offers customers moulds, production plants and all-round know how

Mould resins are innovative, versatile, offer considerable production advantages and represent the cutting edge of modern sanitaryware technology. Thanks to the patents and ongoing R&D work of the Whiteware division, Sacmi is right at the forefront of this exciting new area, offering its customers a comprehensive research and development service for the experimentation and composition of new mould resins. "The sanitaryware industry”, explains Vasco Mazzanti, the division’s technology and customer service manager, “is currently going through something of a transition period, with traditional low pressure plaster mould casting steadily being replaced by high pressure resin mould plants. It’s a radical change, and one which offers huge advantages in terms of competitiveness".

The Sacmi Group has been developing and perfecting porous sanitaryware mould resins for some years now. For example, Loprem® is ideal for this transition period as it allows manufacturers to make resin moulds yet do so at low pressure. Then we have Everes (Patent Pending nr. PCT/IB02/01738), a regeneration process that makes used resin moulds look – and work – as good as new.

These products are accompanied by a comprehensive offering of moulds, production plants and technological expertise. "Sacmi Whiteware supplies its customers not only with innovative technology”, continues Mazzanti, "but also close customer support: in other words, the services and skills needed to optimise implementation of the technology and ensure smooth plant start-up. For those in the sanitaryware business, this is essential".

That’s why Sacmi has concentrated its sanitaryware industry services within the whiteware technological laboratory and customer services department, to provide: assembly and start-up of individual machines or complete production plants, in-Sacmi or local training of customers’ technical personnel, after-sales maintenance, plus the technology needed for independent production of resin bodies and glazes for sanitaryware articles.

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