Ceramilux® is an ecological cast marble, recyclable and can also be virucidal.

Ceramilux®

Ceramilux® is a mineral compound which, in an opaque finish, is similar to natural stone, while if polished it has a brilliance of 80 gloss. Furthermore, for shower trays, thanks to an application in the pre-molding phase, it can be colored.

Ceramilux® is coated with a technical enamel film called Gelcoat, which makes it extremely resistant and, the internal part produced with calcium carbonate powder from the Italian Dolomites, bonded together with recycled PET-based resin.

It is also widely used for the production of washbasins and shower trays for public spaces, resisting daily steam sanitization, so as to guarantee the regulatory standards of the most demanding countries, such as the German one. Thanks to the new generation technical enamel film – both glossy and opaque – the scratch resistance is unparalleled; also the possibility of having a technical matt gelcoat with virucidal properties (tested with Sars-Cov-2).

Dolomite
recycled PET resin
gel coat

Technical features

The qualities of Ceramilux®

for designers

Natural beauty similar to stone

Injection in cast molding or vacuum

Maximum precision thanks to minimum tolerances

Seamless organic design

Cracks and chips repairable on site

for users

The purest white in the industry

Smooth or glossy surface pleasant to the touch

Acoustic reduction of water noise

Resistant to yellowing and thermal shocks

Restorable stains

for the environment

Biobased® ecological formulations

Also composed of corn and recycled PET

Antibacterials photocatalytic

Lighter products to reduce CO2 consumption

Recyclable at the end of their life

Not just pure white

Ceramilux® is available in several finishes, both matt and glossy:

Green material

Ceramilux® is eco-sustainable thanks to unique qualities

Made with recycled PET-based resins

Ceramilux® is the only cast marble in the world produced with recycled PET-based resins, obtained through a recycling process of fragmentation and purification of plastic bottles.

These values have allowed our materials to obtain the Gold Certificate Green Guard by LEED® The US classification system for energy efficiency and ecological footprint: we are the only ones to offer these 2 innovations.

100% recyclable

Already today, 8% of the Ceramilux® used to produce Nicos washbasins and shower trays is made up of its own processing waste, (sprues and casting waste) which are reintroduced into the production cycle.

At the end of their life cycle, our materials are reused as a construction fund but, in the future, as soon as European legislation and logistics allow it, they will be able to return to be 100% recycled to be reborn in new products according to the C2C logic. (Cradle to Cradle).

The ratio between waste produced and raw materials introduced in our production departments is equal to 12% and today 30% of this waste is already recycled. The goal is to get 60% recycled by 2022.

Virucidal and anti COVID-19 (tested with SARS-CoV-2)
 

From September 2020 we can make Ceramilux® bactericidal and virucidal: the virus elimination mechanism of our materials is given by their catalytic action: irrefutable laboratory tests highlight the breaks in the membrane and cell walls of bacteria and viruses, including the Coronaviruses when they come into contact with the surface.

On August 28, 2020, the test report released by UOCMV confirms that “from the culture examination, the surfaces of Nicos International materials demonstrated a virucidal activity against SARS-CoV-2 after a contact time of 30 ‘and 60 ‘”.

Target

The positioning of Ceramilux® in the market

Vademecum for designers

Nicos International, manufacturer of Ceramilux®, is a company that operates in the B2B and is recognized in the world of furniture for its excellent quality and for the management of all stages of development, supporting its partners in all stages of product development .

Strengthened by decades of know-how in the sector, the founding prerogatives are research, technology and environmental sustainability, which are complemented on a daily basis with reliability, compliance with deadlines and the management of logistics and after-sales.

Ceramilux® production technology is based on cast molding, low pressure molding

After the definition of a three-dimensional drawing, a full-scale prototype is made which in turn is used for the construction of a mold. The latter, in composite, can be made with the classic method (positive and negative) or with movable inserts through the use of hydraulic pistons

Ceramilux® molding can be compared to an injection process: a point is defined from which the material enters the mold and fills the cavity, at this point the material catalyzes and solidifies

It is necessary not to have thick masses of material, which would risk a bad catalysis of the area in question: the maximum sections must never exceed 45-50 mm. With this single precaution, uncontrolled thickness variations can be avoided

If necessary, internal ribs are recommended, which do not show evident shrinkage in their correspondence

It is possible to have limited undercuts in the piece, foreseeing the construction of the inclined mold; clearly each case must be analyzed in a timely manner to verify the possibility of having a correct extraction of the piece from the mold

All Ceramilux® materials are checked at every stage of processing, from design to prototype construction up to industrialization; the finished products, with attention to every detail, before being offered on the market are subjected to severe tests that certify their quality

The result is always a unique piece, elegantly finished, resistant and destined to last over time

Certifications

Our company, Ceramilux® and all our products are constantly subjected to checks by the most important certification bodies, to guarantee you the best quality all over the world.

shower trays
washbasins
  • UNI EN ISO 14688:2018
  • DoP declaration of performance
  • CE
  • C-UPC
tubs