Our innovative plaster solutions for ceramic sanitaryware are available for traditional casting, spagless and medium pressure casting for the manufacture of your vitreous and fine fire clay (FFC) items.
Saint-Gobain Formula improves your sanitaryware plaster mould performance in 4 steps:
Comprehensive process assessment at your plant
Determination of targets and yield objectives
Tailor-made development of solutions to meet mould shop and production requirements
Provide technical expertise to improve mould production
Consistent product quality with continuous improvement
A wealth of experience delivering best value for money for your plaster process
Excellent supply chain and technical expertise to support your industrial processes
We supply controlled porosity plaster for slip casting. This is a traditional process to manufacture moulds for the ceramic industry.
In slip casting, the porosity of the plaster mould absorbs the water in the ceramic slurry, taking the shape of the mould and creating the cake.
The thickness of this "skin" is proportional to the time for which it is allowed to form.
Saint-Gobain Formula is able to control the porosity and the absorption capacity of the moulds, allowing manufacturers to extend production speed and mould life.
Each of our local manufacturing sites supplies a wide range of tailor-made solutions adapted to every type of clay such as vitreous, bone china, fine fired clay or refractories.
Our solutions are suitable for slip casting, solid casting or hollow casting with several castings per day, long mould life and perfect reproduction of details.
SPAGLESS / CAPILLARY / LOW PRESSURE CASTING
An innovative plaster technology with optimised dewatering and permeability for higher productivity.
By combining high absorption rate for efficient skin forming and optimised air permeability for fast dewatering time, Saint-Gobain Formula developed the multipressure (MP) range dedicated to sanitaryware manufacturing.
Our expert local Sales and Technical Teams can help you with matrix conception, mould making and adjustment of the dewatering process in the casting shop.