Porcelain in professional quality "Made in Germany
Our hard porcelain, one of the hardest materials in the world, is characterized by a very high edge impact resistance and an extremely high scratch resistance of the glaze. Using the best raw materials and a sophisticated composition of kaolin, quartz and feldspar, fired at over 1,400°C, we create a porcelain with premium quality.
Professional Porcelain in three different material variants
- Maximum possible porcelain and glaze hardness, due to firing temperatures above 1,400 °C
- Durability, due to impact-resistant edges
- Abrasion and scratch resistant glazes
- Hygienic harmlessness, due to smooth and resistant surfaces
- Optimal storage of heat
- Production 100 % “Made in Germany”
- State-of-the-art research and testing laboratories
- Highly automated technology
- Energy-efficient, resource-saving production ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certified
Are there differences in the quality of tableware with relief or texture?
What is a relief and how is a structure different?
The relief as well as the structure refer to the nature of surfaces. Relief refers to a raised pattern. It goes up from the base surface. Whereas the structure goes down, that is, it is recessed. Regardless of whether relief or structure, both are engraved in the upper die and leave the corresponding pattern in production. Haptic patterns not only attract the eye, but also want to be felt. Colored glazes can again emphasize this effect. In the case of ceramics, the glazes can have a textured surface after firing. A classic relief is usually found as a decoration on the flag or on the edge. The structure is often engraved over the entire surface of the plate.
A raised relief, an engraved structure as well as a decoration meet the same requirements for gastronomy. They do not affect the handling, stacking result or hygienic properties.
Porcelain with relief in color or with vignette
Porcelain articles with relief or structure can also be dipped in our colored glazes or provided with decor. In addition, there is also the possibility to place your vignette on it. Our decoration service is available at any time for brainstorming and implementation.
All collections with relief and texture
Haptics can be created not only by a relief or a structure via the mold, but also by a decor. With PURITY PEARLS, the small dots of the decor are also clearly noticeable. Printed haptic surfaces are often found in combination with a colored underlay. Printed haptic surfaces are the first choice when, for example, customer-specific reliefs are desired. Customized relief decoration can be offered for as little as 300 items. This turns the whole dish into an experience: seeing, smelling, tasting and feeling included.
Porcelain is hygienically safe
Maintaining hygiene standards has always played an essential role in the hotel, restaurant and communal catering industries, but in Covid19 times, the issue comes even more to the fore.
Due to the manufacturing process and chemical composition, hard porcelain has a virtually abrasion- and scratch-resistant, completely sealed hygienic surface. The high firing temperature of hard porcelain at over 1,400° C also results in an exceptionally hard glaze whose resistance to abrasion is superior to other materials such as Vitreous China, Bone China or even stoneware. The durable, very smooth and non-sticky glaze surface ensures that hard porcelain tableware is easy to clean and thus has excellent hygienic properties. Also, unlike open-pored material surfaces such as stoneware or earthenware, porcelain with its low porosity offers the possibility of immediately removing any deposits of germs and bacteria.
Unlike porous materials, these cannot "hide" in the pores. Porcelain also has low thermal conductivity due to its density and mineralogical structure. Neither tempered glassware nor metal can store pre-tempered heat as long as porcelain. The formation of heat-sensitive viruses, which would survive longer at lower temperatures, is slowed down. It is no coincidence that hard porcelain has always been used predominantly in the catering industry. It's not just the robustness and durability of the material that makes it the perfect companion in the professional kitchen.