Ceramic Industries: EcoTec Technology

September 1, 2020

Italtile partner Ceramic Industries leads the way with green tech.


We love making a noise about local manufacturers who lead the way with sustainable technology; especially when the manufacturer in question is an Italtile partner! Ceramic Industries has been committed to sustainable innovation for 40 years. In that time, the group of companies has been finding smarter, cleaner ways to produce Proudly South African, fashion-forward products that deliver on our shared vision of supporting every South African’s right to a beautiful, eco-chic life. Against this eco-pioneering backdrop, Ceramic Industries is the proud developer of EcoTec, an exciting new eco-focused technology in the manufacture of tiles.

With EcoTec, light is the new strong. A new generation of EcoTec tiles is on the production line, created with production methodologies that result in thinner tiles with the following benefits:

Light: EcoTec reduces the amount of clay required for tile bodies.

Strong: EcoTec tile bodies are 25% to 55% stronger than SABS SANS1449 MOR standards.

Green: Less energy is required for firing. Less water per mutilised throughout the entire process. Tiles are lighter to transport, thus helping to reduce fuel costs and carbon footprint.

Italtile currently stocks a range of Ceramic Industries’ green tiles, all of which fly Italtile’s LIVEGREEN logo. They are among our best sellers for good reason, being Proudly South African from an eco-chic stable: http://bit.ly/EcoTecTileRanges


EcoTec is more than a manufacturing methodology: it’s a way of thinking which not only raises the green bar for all Ceramic Industries’ factories but also challenges other local manufacturers in the tile and sanware industry to up their sustainability game.

Italtile takes its LIVEGREEN mandate extremely seriously, and the right choice of manufacturing partner is key to the sustainability of our industry; we are very proud to partner with a local manufacturer who leads the way in green practices developed to ensure a regenerative future for all.

For more information on EcoTec, please visit a showroom near you: https://www.italtile.co.za/storefinder or view the products online: http://bit.ly/EcoTecTileRanges


EcoTec explained: https://www.italtile.co.za/media/wysiwyg/ECOTEC_INFOGRAPHIC_4.0.pdf