SANITARYWARE

Nutec Bickley has extensive experience designing and manufacturing tunnel and shuttle kilns for the sanitaryware industry and process.

With the integration of the IMPS® combustion and control system, it is possible to obtain high yield levels in 1st and 2nd firing processes with the lowest fuel consumption.

Fuel consumption on tunnel kilns is rated under 900 Kcal /kg of ware and on shuttle kilns under 1,400 Kcal/kg of ware, making Nutec Bickley sanitaryware kilns the most fuel efficient in the market.

FEATURES

FEATURES

Nutec Bickley supplies tunnel and shuttle kilns with the latest technology in combustion and controls to fire sanitaryware under both oxidizing and reducing atmosphere conditions.

PROCESSES

  • First Fire: Most Sanitaryware is fired in a single process; so the piece is Cast, Dried, Glazed and Fired just once creating a finished piece. This can be done in a tunnel or shuttle kiln but most large producers use a tunnel kiln as it is more fuel efficient.
  • Refire or Second Fire: After the first firing, many producers will repair any slight blemishes that are found in the glaze surface on a small number of the pieces. This involves grinding the surface and repairing it with a second glaze process before Refiring (or Second firing). This is normally done in a shuttle kiln as the numbers are smaller and variable so the shuttle kiln offers more flexibility.
Sanitaryware

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Nutec Bickley has extensive experience designing and manufacturing tunnel and shuttle kilns for the sanitaryware industry.

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