This solution boosts the output capacity of the Gresmanc Group - a Spanish manufacturer of extruded floor, wall and ventilated façade products and a world-beating leader for over 30 years - and underscores the soundness of SACMI technology. From a product viewpoint, markets are more and more appreciating the outstanding characteristics of extruded ceramics.
Quality, durability, huge aesthetic potential and the ability to create trims give extruded ceramic products tangible added value. Hence the investment decision by Gresmanc - a Spanish giant of the industry - which has now installed and started up a new SACMI 5-tier E5E dryer, the largest ever built by SACMI for such products.
Successfully tested in September - despite the challenging international situation - this dryer is almost 74 metres long; it is used to make alveolar plates for ventilated façades, up to 3 meters long, and extruded porcelain stoneware steps, up to 1.6 meters long. In addition to the dryer, SACMI has supplied Gresmanc with all ancillary systems, namely the loading-unloading machines that ensure optimal automation and efficiency of production flows.
This latest supply will allow Gresmanc - a leading industry player for over 30 years - to expand its catalogue even further, in keeping with its constant focus on technological development and market trends. More specifically, this dryer brings out the best in one of the company's flagship products, the extruded step, a digitally decorated monobloc that differs from traditional solutions in that it has no glue, offers excellent aesthetics, outstanding durability and is easy to lay.
For SACMI, instead, this order strengthens the role of the EXTRUDƷD TILES brand. With its broad range of technical and plant engineering skills, the latter allows the SACMI Ceramics Division to develop solutions for this sector and gives extruded products added value, in synergy with traditional floor and wall tiles.