What is ceramic actually made of?
Why is it so resistant?
Clay is a versatile raw material. Ceramic consists primarily of clay. If you mix this natural, highly malleable material with other raw materials to make it sturdy, you have the basis for ceramics.
BLANCO is constantly checking the precise composition and production process for this material. In every case, the composition and each individual production stage are examined, and improved if necessary. We're always looking to get even better. We aim at the highest standards of quality. After all, we’re only satisfied when you are.
Fired to optimum effect
Ceramic is a mixture of clay and various minerals. Clay is soft and pliable. This raw material gives your sink the right shape. Other raw materials and minerals ensure that your sink dries properly. And retains its look. The whole thing is covered in a glaze made of minerals such as quartz or feldspar. This makes your Ceramic sink glossy and, above all, robust and resistant. The firing process is a science in itself. How hot, how long, how often? We are constantly asking ourselves these questions in our quest for your perfect Ceramic sink. And making improvements. After all, it is firing that gives ceramic its unique properties and sturdiness.
As it happens, your sink is larger at our factory than it is when you receive it. How come? Does it shrink? Yes, it contracts a little. It loses a great deal of water, and thus something of its form and capacity. We also conduct ongoing tests in this area, so that you are happy and satisfied with your sink.