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EFI Cretaprint Donates Printer to Ceramic Technology Institute

Company will contribute to ITC’s pilot plant collaborating actively in the innovation for the decarbonization of the ceramic industry

Spain’s EFI Cretaprint has committed to donating one of its latest generation printers to the hypocarbon plant of the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC-AICE) at its headquarters in Almazora, established with the support of the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE).

EFI Cretaprint, with its 25-year history in the ceramic industry, has established itself as one of the key players in the sector thanks to its constant commitment to innovation. The company regularly collaborates with various public institutions with the aim of promoting training and ceramic research.

EFI has demonstrated its commitment to efficiency and sustainability, contributing from the field of ceramic decoration to a manufacturing process that consumes fewer resources and generates less waste. This aligns perfectly with the objective of ITC-AICE's pilot plant, which is none other than to move toward the decarbonization of the ceramic industry.

Frank Pennisi, CEO of EFI, present at the signing of the transfer of the EFI Cretaprint printer, said, "The ceramic sector has proven to be very innovative and resilient. Ceramics has been the cradle of single-pass technology for EFI and the reason why the Castellón headquarters has become the company's global R&D center for high-productivity industrial printing.”

He added, "We are fully aware that the main pain points of the sector are the need to reduce its environmental impact and energy costs, and, for this reason, we have decided to contribute actively to the development of new technological solutions that allow progress in this area.”

ITC-AICE is investigating the feasibility of using clean energies in ceramic manufacturing processes that help to reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere by around 80 percent and to reduce the costs of gas and electricity invoices, which have increased by more than 140 percent and 160 percent, respectively, in the last year.

In short, the collaboration between EFI and ITC-AICE is a clear example of the commitment of both organizations to innovation and sustainability in the ceramics sector and this equipment donation is an example of how public-private collaboration is essential to achieving significant progress.

For more information about EFI Cretaprint solutions, visit www.efi.com.

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