The basic ingredients for making ceramics have always been naturally occurring raw materials: Kaolin, clay, feldspar and quartz sand form the basis for this extremely durable and hard material. The individual components of this malleable material are combined, homogenised and cleaned as part of a unique and very protracted process at LAUFEN. The resulting slurry – the pourable starting material for ceramics – is poured into pre-prepared plaster moulds or shaped using a special pouring process developed at LAUFEN.
The formability and pourability of the material allows the creation of a wide variety of sanitary ware products, but nevertheless always poses a manufacturing challenge, especially when creating objects with complex geometries. Dried and glazed blanks are then baked in a kiln at temperatures up to 1240°C. Such extreme kiln temperatures ensure the hardness and durability of our high-quality LAUFEN products.
Ceramics, through their smooth, easy-to-clean surface, fulfil the highest hygiene standards – chemical acids, strong cleaning fluids or hydrochloric compounds hardly affect the material. Due its light fastness, versatility and pleasant appearance, ceramic is the most popular material used to manufacture high-quality sanitary fittings.