Although a ceramics product, porcelain sets itself apart due to the simultaneous co-existence of three technical characteristics that are unique and fundamental: toughness, whiteness and translucency.
Complementing it, we should like to refer to the high mechanical resistance, low porosity and high density which give it properties that on a daily basis, guarantee resistance, durability, innocuousness, a soft touch and beauty.
The raw materials used in Porcelain, although common to other ceramics, go through very demanding quality selection criteria with regards to the stability in technical characteristics and absence of contaminants as well as daily laboratorial control tests procedures.
The Porcelain body is rigorously composed of four raw materials: Quartz, Clay, Feldspar and Kaolin.
In order to obtain the pieces, various manufacturing processes are used, such as:
Casting, Isostatic Pressure, High Pressure Casting and Counter Molding.
First, it is fired in a 18-hour cycle, at a temperature that could reach 1000ºC. After they are glazed, the pieces are once again fired at a temperature of 1400ºC. We have obtained our Porcelain. It is resistant, white and translucent.
We should like to emphasize its resistance to chemical attacks that are generally caused by detergents and food, as well as mechanical attacks, namely through the use of cutlery.
The decorated product is obtained through the application of decorations, which can be achieved in a third firing, reaching an approximate temperature of 1250ºC (Blast Fire). This allows for the decoration to remain within the glass - Inglaze - contributing towards its extraordinary resistance and durability.
At the end of this complex, time-consuming, very specific and extremely rigorous process, not only in its application, but especially, nowadays, in its control, we obtain our Porcelain with its extraordinary beauty and quality.