Following Twinpress and Monolithos, Continua completes Sacmi's comprehensive range of porcelain tile production technologies. Unlike traditional press feed systems, Continua combines high productivity with outstanding flexibility thanks to a technology that allows modification of both aesthetics and size. The innovative powder compaction system provides both surface and full-body decoration. Randomization of decoration makes each tile unique, and improvements on traditional press filling systems have sped up output and augmented line flexibility, allowing production of large slabs that can then be reduced to any required size. Continua produces tiles with through-body effects, does not bind the producer to the geometry of the grating, and eliminates the problems of powder remixing and poor definition of effects.
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