Sanimed Grows with New Tunnel Kiln
Sanimed, a Tunisian company belong ing to the Abdennadher Group, has been manufacturing and marketing ceramic sanitaryware since 1998.
It is currently expanding fast on North African and European markets and has recently made a giant leap forwards thanks to its partnership with the Sacmi Group/IT. At their Sfax plant a 9 0m tunnel kiln type TWS 90/300/100G equipped with a pre-kiln DWS 9/300/100 W dryer, both supplied by the German company Riedhammer, has been tested successfully. This kiln, a popular model employed extensively on the market, can boost plant productivity and performance considerably. Thanks to advanced combustion technology, it’s particularly recommended for reducing fuel consumption. With a 22 h firing cycle at a maximum firing temperature of 1250 °C, the tunnel kiln ensures a daily output of 1570 pieces and a specific consumption of <900 kcal/kg. The kiln is very efficient regarding first firing of products complex in terms of shape and size such as counter washbasins, kitchen sinks and shower trays – the 90 cm x 90 cm size of which explains the 1 m high kiln inlet. The average weight of products referring to one tunnel kiln car is 30 kg.With the new tunnel kiln, Sanimed has pushed its yearly output capacity well beyond 1 million pieces.