1 Bathroom And Lavatory Equipment: How Are They Made?

Bathroom And Lavatory Equipment: How Are They Made?

Posted on October 2, 2013 by team

You are invited to a Russian city Syzran to see how bathroom and lavatory equipment is made. The production area of the factory “Syzran ceramics” is as big as fourteen football fields! (56 thousand square meters). In 2008 the factory started its cooperation with a Polish company “Cersanit” and since then they have been making lavatory pans and sinks of this Polish brand.

This is the shop where they prepare slip which is used for making the base of goods and glaze to cover them.

All these componenets are required for making the glaze.

Only these white balls are an exception. They are very solid and are used to crush the raw materials.

At the warehouse they normally have reserves for two months ahead. On the picture above is one component only.

Rejects amount to approximately 3% of the total number of products. They are crushed and further used for production.

The process of crushing is divided into several stages. The final result is such “flour”.

Electronic scales with a dispenser.

All components are mixed in a particular proportion, left for some time and subsequently sifted. Ready slip fills large capacities from where it directly goes to casting machines.

Ready vitreous slip.

New storage capacities.

In the laboratory.

Slip and glaze samples are used to check properties of the materials.

For a flushing test they use ordinary sawdust.

Splashing test is made like that: a glass sheet is put on the pan and the flush button is activated, then they check how many drops are left on the glass and conclude if the test has been taken successfully.

It’s the shop where sinks and lavatory pans are made.

Making the product smoother with a special sponge.

The products are dried at 30C and humidity of 40-60%.

Depending on their type of goods may dry for 10-16 hours.

Next is the quality control and further treatment. Hidden cracks are revealed by kerosene, all the surface is treated by a hard sponge and blasted.

Water helps to get rid of dust.

The robot glazing the goods cannot reach some places so some special tools are additionally used.

Glazing process is rather fast.

The goods aren’t glossy yet, they will become glossy only after furnace treatment.


Now they are sent to te furnace for 24 hours.

Now they are finally ready.

Then the products are checked again for absence of flaws. If everything is Ok, they are sent to the warehouse.

The warehouse is really huge – about 10 000 m2.

From here the products are sent to various cities of Russia.

Cleaning plant.


via ilja10

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