Research and Development

The success of Natural Bleach Earths stems from our technical expertise and innovation capacity. We use these as our main tools to transform unprocessed raw materials into value-added products and solutions, with the ultimate aim of passing on an extra competitive edge to our customers.

Our Research & Development approach is also based on mutually-beneficial customer partnerships, which combined with our unique knowledge of mineral technology, enables us to provide improved formulations and genuine product consistency for our customers in our key markets: sanitaryware, tableware, tiles, electrical porcelain and advanced ceramics. Thanks to our mineral expertise and assets, we are also able to offer a range of mineral products and amineral processing service to certain non-ceramic markets.

Technical solutions

The success of Natural Bleach earths results from an in-depth understanding of our customer's requirements and their markets. Thanks to close collaboration with customers, technical schools and universities, we are able to maintain our position at the forefront of research and development. We NBE also has several laboratorieswhich are strategically positioned across Asia, Europe and North America to provide our customers with local support in a timely fashion.
  • Customer-focused approach

    Natural Bleach Earths provides technical solutions to meet both current and future customer requirements, especially through the reformulation of ceramic bodies. In order to provide the highest standards of technical service there is a structured testing procedure in place. This starts with a thorough evaluation of the customer's production slip and raw materials. A thorough assessment of each supplied raw material is also conducted and may include testing its chemical, mineralogical, physical and ceramic properties. The results of this complete study are used as the benchmark for recommendations. Customers are supported at every stage, starting with laboratory testing and finishing with plant trials according to their specific needs.
  • Guiding principles

    The key guiding principles for Natural Beach earths in the development of technical solutions are:
    • Performance improvement, using productivity, yield and quality as key measures
    • Cost reduction
    • Process development, in the form of new technologies for further performance and cost benefits