The programme, in agreement with the previously LIFE-funded innovations
performed on the production cycle, intends to complete the sustainability
cycle of the whole ceramic manufacturing processes, solving the increasing
problem of waste production due to tiles cutting and calibration.
It will set up an innovative dry-cutting system, using a methodology
based on the brittle fracture mechanics, bi-oriented by means of
ultrasounds, to achieve the multiple sectioning of ceramic plates
and natural stones, thus eliminating the production of large amounts
of sludge deriving from wet-cutting, saving water and energy, and
decreasing drastically the special waste production due to tiles
The project is conforming with the provisions of the directives: Water Framework (2000/60/EC), Urban Waste Water Treatment (91/271/EEC), Landfill of Waste (1999/31/EC), hazardous waste (91/689/EEC), Sewage Sludge (86/278/EEC) and with the Council Resolution of 7 December 1998 on energy efficiency in the E.C.