Elevate your Sanitaryware production with NUTEC Bickley's innovative kiln solutions

NUTEC Bickley and the Sanitaryware Industry

At NUTEC Bickley, we have extensive knowledge about the design of industrial kilns for ceramics and advanced materials. By integrating our ECOmbustion™ control system, we can help you obtain high yield levels in first and second sanitaryware firing, combined with the lowest fuel consumption.

Fuel consumption on tunnel kilns is rated 700-800 Kcal/kg of ware and on shuttle kilns under 1,200 Kcal/kg of ware, making NUTEC Bickley sanitaryware kilns the most fuel efficient in the market.

Our sanitaryware kilns are used by some of both the largest and smallest sanitaryware producers in the world. Multiple installations for many customers demonstrate the exceptional performance of the kiln range.

NUTEC Bickley supplies tunnel kilns and shuttle kilns with the latest ECOmbustion™ technology to fire sanitaryware under both first fire and refire situations.

Key Features

Excellent Temperature Uniformity

Ecombustion control system

Fiber-lined sections using our patented Jointless® system, which is completely free of joints – reduced maintenance and shrinkage

SCADA systems for ease of operation and product quality management

Integrated car handling systems

Power failure protection system

Energy recovery systems to ensure the lowest fuel consumption


First Fire: Most sanitaryware is fired in a single process; so, the piece is cast, dried, glazed and then fired just once, creating a finished piece. Firing can take place in tunnel kilns or shuttle kilns, but most large producers use a tunnel kiln as it is more fuel efficient.

Refire or Second Fire: After the first firing, many producers will repair any slight blemishes that are found in the glaze surface on a small number of the pieces. This involves grinding the surface and repairing it with a second glaze process before refiring (or second firing). This is normally carried out in shuttle kilns as the numbers are smaller and variable so the shuttle kilns offer more flexibility.



With our SCADA systems, kilns operators are able to have complete control of their firing process, enhancing efficiency and productivity.


NUTEC Bickley’s unique firing and cooling pulsing control system provides a perfect solution in relation to temperature uniformity as well as fuel efficiency.