MATERIALS & PROCESSES
Decoppo’ s anti-slip water based sprayable suspensions and digital inks are produced by blending of powders that are synthesized by chemical processes using a number of ingredients together. The suspension or inks are applied to the top of the decoration layer of green tiles before firing. Excellent sintering behaviour of the non-slip layer and its smoothness enable easy cleaning of the tile surfaces, unlike other non-slip applications. Although surface roughness of the tiles produced using the non-slip digital inks is extremely smooth (Ra = 3-5 micrometre), the water-based non-slip suspension also gives very similar surface smoothness like the inks at a substantially reduced cost.