EPD document prepared for VitrA Wall Tiles with registration number S-P-01310 has been registered and published in EPD Turkey and The International EPD System. Registered EPD document applies to all global markets.
Wall tiles contain inorganic materials such as clay, kaolin and feldspar, but they may also include other raw materials. The production technology of tiles is dry pressing. The required composition is blended with water to form slurry. This slurry then fed into spray driers to form uniform granules ready for compaction. These granules are then shaped to form the green body. The formed green body may then be glazed if required. The green ceramic body is fired at high temperatures, resulting in a hard body. VitrA wall tiles come in several various dimensions depending on the intended use. Wall tiles have water absorption of more than 10%.
Propelled by a vision of smart and sustainable living for people of every age, ability, and cultural background, the Eczacıbaşı Building Products Division is gaining prominence in global design markets while maintaining its longstanding leadership in Turkey’s ceramic sanitary ware and ceramic tile markets. VitrA Tile manufactures some 4000 varieties of ceramic, porcelain tiles for building interiors and exteriors, terracing and swimming pools. Most of these tiles are produced at its plant at the Building Product Division’s production compound at Bozüyük, which has an annual tile capacity of 23 million square meters. VitrA branded tiles manufactured at the plant in Bozüyük are the first in Turkey’s ceramics industry to receive the Turkish Standards Institute’s Double Star Certification.