Great success for Minerali Industriali Engineering at Tecna 2022 – Innovative circular economy solutions

Great success for Minerali Industriali Engineering at Tecna 2022 – Innovative circular economy solutions


October 2022

Novara-based company leads the show at Rimini fair with its innovative circular economy solutions.

MIE – Minerali Industriali Engineering – the technology business unit of long-established firm Minerali Industriali – took centre stage at Tecna 2022, the go-to event for ceramics machinery held at Rimini Centro Expo from 27 to 30 September.

The event was a great success for the Novara company, which recorded flocks of visitors at its stand, many of whom had come from all over the world to find out first-hand what innovations the MIE had to offer for the machinery sector and set up key business meetings with the company’s representatives.

Cutting-edge technologies on display in the exhibition space ranged from Madirex – the M&S brand granulation system that combines the circulatory movement of the powder with an electronic misting system for humidification which reduces water consumption during the granulation stage – to Thor – the compact jaw crusher showcased in association with Interser whose innovative engineering allows oversize tile waste (up to a thickness of 15 mm) to be crushed  to produce an output material with much smaller particle size – as well as the RHP 64 – a high-pressure roller mill that employs MIE-patented dry technology and dual compression rollers for fine granular grinding.

MIE’s signature product, the RHP is also used in ceramic waste grinding, which is an important stage in the ceramic process that is strongly linked to the ever-more relevant topic of the circular economy. The manufacture of sanitaryware and tiles always generates small quantities of scrap which until recently were destined for one place only: the dump.

Nowadays, Minerali Industriali Engineering is helping to address the issue through its research and development activities focussing on special recovery plants for ceramic scrap, which offer numerous advantages, including the following:

  • the scrap remains on the premises (therefore it is not classified as waste according to law) and is processed and reused on site;
  • unlike when grinding is outsourced, the ground material is not mixed with scrap from other companies;
  • because it is a closed cycle model, all the discards can be mixed in feed with the “fresh” raw material;
  • the use of fired scrap makes the raw mixture more stable.
Reuse of used raw materials, therefore, is not only better for the environment, but also offers significant monetary savings for MIE’s customers, whether they manufacture tiles or sanitaryware.

The range of circular economy solutions offered by MIE puts it a head above the rest within its market. It is now the go-to name for raw material processing equipment, offering low energy and water solutions which clearly have a lower environmental impact overall and increase the sustainability of its customers’ products.


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