What is Sintered Ceramic?
There are times we are asked “what is sintered ceramic?” so we thought we would help explain that to you today. You may have also heard it called man-made stone, artificial stone, sintered stone or ultra-compact surface.
Sintered ceramic is formed by heat and extreme pressure without melting to the point of liquefaction. Simplified, it is an accelerated version of what happens in nature over millions of years to create natural stone.
The process relies on using natural materials, ground down to small particles and then compacted under heat and pressure.
It starts with natural ingredients such as: Silica, Quartz, Feldspars, Clays and Mineral pigments.
The mix of powdered or sand materials determines strength, hardness, chemical stability, and workability. The ingredients are processed under extreme heat and a pressure of more than the weight of the Eiffel Tower to form one solid slab. It is fired in the kiln/oven at 1200 degrees to dry out and in doing so is baked and the particles are fused together.
Because the slab is made from natural materials, it is UV resistant. And, because it is put under such pressure and heat, it is highly resistant to scratching, extreme temperatures, water and stains. To find out more about Ceramitex – Sintered Ceramic Facade System go to our contact page and send us a message today.
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