Torrecid (www.torrecid.com) is a multinational business group, founded in 1963 and dedicated to supply products, services, solutions and future trends to the ceramic and glass sectors. Torrecid ‘s commitment with customers is based not only in providing products but technical assistance, innovation, summarized with the mission “Provoke the Change through the Global Leadership in Innovation to generate New Solutions and Future Trends to provide the Best Competitive Advantages and the Maximum Added Value”. Torrecid Group offers its customers a complete range of products which can be divided as follow: frits and glazes for ceramics, glass and metal, ceramic and glass pigments, high density alumina grind media, precious metals, additives and mediums, raw materials, Technical service of digital printing, engineering ceramic applications, advanced ceramics and ink jet inks.
Headquarter of the company is located in Alcora (Spain) and Torrecid has manufacturing plants in 27 countries, involving over 2000 employees.
Relevant network and experience in National and European projects
Torrecid has expertise on coordination of national projects, has been involved in more than 30 projects and has participated in several international projects in European Framework. As a matter of interest, Torrecid has been involved and is involved in several European projects:
Among the over 30 projects in which Torrecid has participated, Torrecid has been leader in National Research Project. Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI): National Project. CENIT “ARTDECO (2007-2010)”, involving over 12 companies and 14 research institutes and is involved currently in two national projects within CIEN framework “HYPRINT” (Hybrid novel devices by printing technologies for large scale industrial applications) and “IMPRIME” (Strategic advances in materials by digital technologies).
Main tasks and responsibilities within VULKANO
Within the project TORRECID will implement and validate advances in energy efficiency within melting furnaces. On one hand refractory materials with improved refractoriness, corrosion stability, creep behaviour will be tested and validated, as well as use of phase change materials for energy recovery. Validation proof of concept covers smelting of frits in modified smelter, characterization and validation of melted frits in ceramic applications in order to verify possible contaminations. Additionally economic efficiency of furnace will be assessed.