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Radiation exposure measures

Chilches Materials has implemented a new management and creation program of the materials’ Security Data Sheets: EQGEST. Since 1st January 2018, we assure a continuous update and report to our customers about possible adjustments in the chemical security information of the product (handling, transport, labeled and hazardless).

We support the Energy Efficiency

Chilches Materials supports the energy efficiency, being one of its main goals the optimization of the industrial productive processes. This can be proved with its new project, the replacement of two old compressors with a new one more efficient which can get a high energy saving.

The project has been possible thanks to the IVACE grant, co-financed by the European Union, in the Operational Program of ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) of Valencian Community 2014-2020. The total amount has been 11.974,19 €. Because of that, it has been achieved an important reduction in the energy consumption, a 31,5% approximately. Besides, this number could increase in the future.

LCA confirms a lower environmental impact of the production of ceramic tiles with the use of zircon

The Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) has completed the first Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of zircon sand production to quantify and compare zircon’s environmental credentials.

The LCA study, entitled ‘Life Cycle Assessment of Zircon Sand Production Applied to Ceramic Tiles’, examines the environmental impacts associated with the production of 1kg of zircon sand. It confirms that zircon has a low environmental impact, mainly associated with upstream mining processes (extraction, separation and drying), much like the mining of other minerals. The study provides a comparison between zircon and alumina in ceramic tiles (porcelain stoneware).

The LCA report was undertaken by Thinkstep AG in collaboration with Centro Ceramico di Bologna.

Company

Company

Chilches Materials, S.A. was created in 1999 and takes part of Torrecid Group, the world leader providing products and solutions for the ceramic, glass, refractory and investment casting industries.

We are oriented toward the production of high quality ceramic opacifiers and the offering of excellent services to providing our customers with the best competitive advantage.

Our main activity is the processing of premium zircon sand, and we are able to deliver opacifiers with customized degrees of fineness worldwide.

Chilches Materials produce zirconium silicate under the brand MICROZIR®.

Product

Product

The zirconium silicate is the main opacifier used in the ceramic industry.

Chilches Materials is notable for the high quality of its opacifiers MICROZIR® attained by the use of premium zircon sand and the latest technology in ultra-fine grinding.

The ceramics opacifiers Microzir®, provides high whiteness and opacity in ceramic glazes, ceramic pigments, porcelain bodies, sanitaryware and tableware.

For specific applications, such as sanitaryware, we offer finer and white zircon opacifiers.

Microzir® zircon floure 325#, 250# & 200# are used by various industrial sectors such as manufacturing of frits, brake lining, foundry, glass, investment casting and refractory.

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Process

Process

FULLY AUTOMATED MICRONIZATION AND BAGGING PROCESS

The production plant and storage of Chilches Materials SA occupies 30,000 m2 and is equipped with modern facilities, a central administration building and integrated laboratory.

For the production of micronized zirconium silicate, Chilches Materials has the latest technology in ultra-fine grinding.

The sources of supply zircon sand used in our process are selected taking into account long term and stable supply, consistency in quality and logistics.

Our more than 15 years of experience and the guarantee of Torrecid Group facilitate continuous improvements and innovations in our manufacturing processes to offer the best competitive advantage to our customers.

FULLY AUTOMATED MICRONIZATION AND BAGGING PROCESS

The production plant and storage of Chilches Materials SA occupies 30,000 m2 and is equipped with modern facilities, a central administration building and integrated laboratory.

For the production of micronized zirconium silicate, Chilches Materials has the latest technology in ultra-fine grinding.

The sources of supply zircon sand used in our process are selected taking into account long term and stable supply, consistency in quality and logistics.

Our more than 15 years of experience and the guarantee of Torrecid Group facilitate continuous improvements and innovations in our manufacturing processes to offer the best competitive advantage to our customers.

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Service

Service

> We provide solutions

Chilches Materials provides analysis service, tile application test, quality certification and advice on our products. It also provides all customers the solutions and services of Torrecid Group through our direct presence in over 25 countries.

We work in constant collaboration with our customers to find solutions to their needs in order to offer competitive advantages.

Our products are available in different packaging types and with different formats, in bulk, Big-Bag or paper bags of 25 kg.

> We supply worldwide

We adapting the transportation needs for each customer. We work with specialized companies in providing efficient and fast solutions for sea, air and road transportation.

Contact

Contact

We are in Industrial Park “Els Plans”, Sector Z1, 12592 CHILCHES, Castellón, Spain – 39°47’16.8″N 0°10’35.7″
Phone
+34 964 584 030
Email
info@chilchesmaterials.com
Fax
+34 964 584 031
Skype
chilches.materials.sa

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