Tile Pavement Polymer Without Cooking

The Institute of ceramic technology (ITC) has hosted the Geopolytile project, whose objective is the development of new methods of manufacture of ceramic tiles with low energy cost, based on tiles that do not require cooking. It aims to develop new methods of manufacture of ceramic tiles for flooring using geopolymers. Ceramic tiles manufacturing processes for pavement, essentially cooking, representing between 15 and 20% of the total costs of the azulejera production, expenses which, moreover, must be adding carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the atmosphere and, although they are not pollutants, are responsible for the global warming of the planet causing the greenhouse effect. The Geopolytile project proposes the use of geopolymers in the production process of ceramic tiles. The geopolymers are ceramic materials activated and treated so ceramic tiles shaped based on the technique of geopymerization, did not have that go through a stage of cooking, but that rather they fraguarian similarly to the cement, considering similar mechanical strength and chemical as well as being non-flammable properties, may be used both in urban use pavement construction, specifically in prefabricated modules. The geopolymers, moreover, also support the use of fly ash from thermal power stations and other industrial waste. The Geopolytile is a European project CORNET, which means that Europe allocates funds to each of the participating countries through an official organism, in the case of ITC, through the Institute of small and medium industry.