DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY: ECOLOGICAL ARCHITECTURE IN COLOUR
Today ceramic tiles are acquiring unexpected shapes and colours thanks to creative design and stylistic experimentation, while still prioritising the quality of our living spaces and viewing ecological architecture as a genuine opportunity for a better lifestyle with due gratification for the senses.
The evolution of ceramic tiles has always derived from the combination of technical and appearance factors, which have generated new products with styles and sizes to delight the market.
Lately, the new products developed have focused strongly on the environmental impact of the individual components that make up the finished product, in order to comply with the parameters set by ecological architecture.
Emilceramica Group has been outstanding since 1987 as one of the pioneers in the use of raw materials with the lowest possible impact on the natural environment, introducing the principles of ecological architecture ahead of time, and it has now achieved a new objective with Ceramco, its long-established supplier of ceramic inks.
The technology for the digital printing of ceramic tiles has enabled the perfect reproduction of marble, stones and wood, the outcome of in-house research and with the aid of inks capable of expressing every detail and shade variation, transporting them onto the porcelain stoneware slabs.
The absolute novelty is the use of inks that both meet the appearance parameters required and fulfil the demands of environmental sustainability: biodegradable and non-toxic, odourless, bringing safety for both workers and the environment.
Ceramco has worked since 2008 to produce this new type of inks, which open out new horizons for ceramic tile decoration, with processes that are controlled yet flexible to respond to the varying product development needs, even allowing the inks to be combined within the factory while still maintaining high stability levels.
Another value-added of this system is the reduction of packaging and transport, since it is possible to store larger amounts of ink, thus reducing the environmental impact for waste disposal and environmental pollution.
With this innovation in its production methods, Emilceramica Group once again confirms its status as a leader in the use of technologies to support ecological architecture.