Ti-wax Evolution

Protective Treatment. Calibrated and Uniform


Ceramic products, if fired properly, have a compact and easy-to-clean surface, as there are no holes where dust and dirt can go through and sediment.

A complete different condition is observed when the surface is industrially-worked. In this case, the cleaning degree on the external part has a severe decrease.

This phenomenon is due to its micro-porosities which allow dirt to easily penetrate and gradually start to grey the tile, especially massive and water/cleansers insoluble dirt.

This event gets more noticeable, the lighter the surface tone is. These micro-porosities, more commonly named “Closed Porosities” are caused by several factors: by raw materials preparation, by mixture composition, by incomplete gas coming out, etc. After firing process, the micro-porosities immediately gather below the vitrified surface. During polishing and lapping processes , the grindstone transforms these micro-pores into “Open Porosities”. Dirt go deep into these pores and, due to their micrometric diameter, it’s arduous to re-establish the cleaning former conditions.

tiwax-evo-da-scontornareTiWax Evolution is a machine born to apply nanocomposite products that aim to close these open porosities and can be applied to different materials, such as: Ceramic, Marble, Granite, Stones, etc.

MAIN MATERIALS TO BE APPLIED ON:

Acids: They are used to clean the micro-porosities, derived from polishing and lapping and from these processes’ wastes. They are used to prepare the material for the following treatments.

Anti-footprint: The insoluble dirt penetrating the open porosities of the untreated materials, do not allow a deep cleaning of the surfaces by using ordinary cleansers. The product applied by TiWax Evolution, to solve this matter and to treat open porosity-materials, looks like an opalescent solution with a viscosity equal to H2O. This substance is strictly to be applied on polished/lapped materials. Its function is to close open porosities by filling them up with solid matter: in this way, the surface will be immediately cleanable. The treatment resolves at least 90% of dirt penetration into micro-pores, it is permanent and washingresistant.

Stain-resistant: Substance used to treat polished, lapped or natural surfaces. This product closes the open porosities by a Silane: in this way, the surface will be more resistant to footprints dirt and indelible ink absorption will be certainly decreased.

MAIN BENEFITS:

TiWax Evolution, by using a DOCTOR BLADE and a LASER ENGRAVED ROLLER, makes it possible to control the amount of material to be deposited on the surface to be treated.

TiWax Evolution’s special structure takes advantages of a minimum contact point between the roller and the surface. Thanks to this narrow contact area (1 – 1.5 cm. compared to 8 – 10 cm. of a silicone cylinder diam. 400 or to a 4-5 cm. sponge roller), the result is a precise and uniform coat.TiWax-E

The roller flexibility allows a perfect product release into the surface’s open pores, avoiding smears and stains, even applied on a structured tiles or top lapped surfaces. TiWax Evolution is cold-applicable. Unlike some current applications, it does not need the surface to be heated, reaching a top quality treated product through reduced costs.

TiWax Evolution technology give the chance to use a lower quantity of product (10 gr/m2), decreasing the energy usage usually necessary for drying-out process and product excess removal.

The only required operation is to clean roller and blades at shift change or once the machine has been switched-off.

The cleaning only takes 10 minutes, including disassembling and assembling actions. Once roller and blades are repositioned on the machine at the beginning of a new shift , the machine is absolutely ready to start again and to continue the production.

Tale operazione si esegue in circa 10 minuti totali (compreso smontaggio e montaggio). Una volta riposizionati in macchina all’inizio turno successivo la produzione è operativa.

Installation and start-up takes few simple and brief steps. After that, the machine is completely self-operating, equipped with its own transportation device and its own engine type. Once the necessary space is predisposed, you only need a power source.

TiWax is available in the following models:

  • TiWax Evolution 720 – for maximum printing size mm. 720
  • TiWax Evolution 1200 – for maximum printing size mm. 1.130
  • TiWax Evolution 1500 – for maximum printing size mm. 1.500
  • TiWax Evolution 1800 – for maximum printing size mm. 1.850

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