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Manufacturing Process ::
Man’s evolution, development and growth are related to terracotta. It has been used throughout history for sculpture and pottery, as well as bricks and roof shingles. Later it has given way for decorative roofing, ceiling and flooring tiles as well as wall cladding and building blocks in terracotta. Though the history of man’s fascination with clay dates back to 5000 B. C. it still retains its aura as a most favourable medium for man’s expressions.

With the primary material for the manufacture – clay – available in plenty, it was easy for the primitive man to shape up his bizarre imaginations. In ancient times first clay sculptures were dried in the sun after being formed. Later they were placed in the ashes of open hearths to harden and finally kilns were used, similar to those used for pottery today.
Terra cotta came to be a favourite working material for man owing to its pleasing plasticity, flexibility and ability to acquire any shapes when moulded. It is a low temperature, red burning, porous and aesthetically appealing earthenware. The term ‘terracotta’ in Greek refers to any shapes or figures in clay like roof tiles, floor tiles, bricks etc.
In the manufacturing centre- the common red clay, which is the most abundantly available mineral on earth is processed. Its high plasticity and workability in wet condition enable man to shape the same into any form and apply his creative mind. This work of art is then let to dry. It is then fried in a kiln at a temperature of 850 degree Celsius. The refined terracotta acquires pleasing red colour, strength and porosity that last for more than a lifetime.
Clay, Floor, Tiles, Manufacturers, Pakistan

Clay, Floor, Tiles, Manufacturers, Pakistan