Casalgrande Padana was founded in 1960. First company in Italy to focus its production on porcelain stoneware, Casalgrande Padana, this year celebrates its first fifty years of activity, half a century of history during which it has known the extraordinary development that allows it to occupy a position of absolute importance at the international level.
Today, Casalgrande Padana has 580 employees, to which must be added the 500 of the subsidiary Nuova Riwal, employed in six high-tech plants, located in the heart of the world’s most important ceramic district, covering a total area of almost 700,000 square meters. Thanks to the knowledge and incomparable know-how on porcelain stoneware matured in 50 years of activity, Casalgrande Padana is today the ideal interlocutor to meet the specific needs of designers, architects, interior designers and any type of customer.
100% MADE IN ITALY
Casalgrande Padana adopts an industrial policy strongly oriented towards technological innovation and respect for the environment.
It operates through an intense research and experimentation activity for the continuous improvement of the product both at an aesthetic and performance level.
It produces, researches and innovates in laboratories and plants wholly established in Italy.
All stages of the process are constantly monitored: from the choice of raw materials to their storage; from the grinding of the dough, to the formation of the tiles and to cooking; from the production path to the quality control of the product; from the punctual action of technical information to the effective assistance service to the professional, bearing witness to the commitment dedicated to the improvement of production processes and the pursuit of excellence.
Constructed exclusively from natural raw materials, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware is obtained through a closed-cycle process that stands out for its extremely low environmental impact. The ceramic products proposed by the company go far beyond the usual market offer and are able to cover all application areas, both in terms of functions and type of buildings.
However, Casalgrande Padana’s offer is not limited to the product and focuses on the aspects related to services and design consultancy, in the objective of maximum executive and architectural quality.
Attention to the needs expressed by the project, the building site and the company; the opportunities offered by technological innovation and the need for growth based on the principles of sustainable development; the willingness and resourcefulness to seek answers that go beyond the boundaries of habits have always guided the research activity of Casalgrande Padana. By interpreting these drivers, the company has been able to define new concepts and application types, opening unexplored market areas and developing innovative solutions in the field of raw materials and processing cycles. Experiences today elected to real best practices for the entire sector.
Bioactive ceramics: Casalgrande Padana is the leading and undisputed leader in the sector. It is an innovative type of eco-compatible products, able to interface autonomously with the environment, to generate a series of virtuous processes. Bios Ceramics®, is the exclusive generation of certified and environmentally friendly bioactive ceramics, the result of a master agreement signed between the Casalgrande Padana Research Center and Toto, an absolute leader in the sanitary and pioneer products sector in Hydrotec branded photocatalytic technology.
The production is divided into two extremely specialized lines, able to respond to any application requirement in interiors and exteriors, combining, according to the specific conditions of use, antibacterial, self-cleaning and reduction of polluting agents. A transversal and diversified proposal, which together with the excellent guaranteed performances, allows to satisfy the creativity of designers and customers thanks to the refined finishes and the different formats available on the whole Casalgrande Padana range
The offer includes:
Bios Self-Cleaning Ceramics®, designed and developed for the realization of external façade cladding. Thanks to the special treatment based on hydrotect® technology, in the presence of sunlight Bios Self-Cleaning® activates a reaction able to break down the pollutants present in the air and decompose the dirt that is deposited on the surface of the tiles, so that it is removed from rainwater, thanks to the super-hydrophilicity of the ceramic surface.
Bios Antibacterial HYDROTECT®, intended for the construction of floors and walls with absolute antibacterial properties, able to reduce to 99.9% the main bacterial strains present in environments: escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeuruginosa, Enterococcus faecal.