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Brixen, Italy – 13.04.2017 – Durst, the manufacturer of pioneering digital production technologies, is looking back at a successful presence at the Expo Revestir 2017 trade fair. The Durst Ceramics Printing Segment had its own stand, showcasing its successful Gamma XD 4.0 portfolio to the Brazilian ceramic tile market. The revolutionary digital glaze printing technology, which allows users to develop and manufacture innovative products with an incredible sharpness and richness of detail that have never been seen before, was a real crowd-puller. So too was the unique Durst DM (Digital Material) printing head technology, which allows effect inks to be printed in large quantities (over 100 gsm), and therefore special designs and effects to be created. For this reason, it was no surprise that 4 out of the 10 products nominated for the “Prêmio dos Arquitetos e Designers de Interiores” Revestir Design Award were produced with Durst Gamma XD printing systems.
On the Brazilian ceramic tile market, the degree of digitization has now reached 80%, and Revestir 2017 made it clear that the market is consolidating and in the process of focusing more on quality. Tile manufacturers who specialize in mass production with the “Via Seca” production method are seeing new market opportunities and scope for differentiation in the manufacturing of high-quality “Via Umeda” porcelain tiles. Accordingly, the Durst Gamma XD portfolio was the center of attention for over 68,000 trade visitors, since the print quality of the Gamma printing systems is regarded as the standard of reference in tile decoration. With new features for color management and workflow, they also offer further customization and flexibilization options in production. But most importantly, the Gamma XD 4.0 series provides the platform for the future Full Digital Glaze Line, with which Durst created a furor at Technargilla 2016 in Italy. With the Full Digital Glaze Line, Durst is taking tile production to the next level of automation, and synchronizing the glazing, decoration, and final finishing steps to create an end-to-end production process. At Expo Revestir 2017, the Durst Ceramics Printing Segment presented its first sample tiles and attracted attention from all tile producers and competitors.