Tognana’s porcelain undergoes accurate and strict laboratory tests, sometimes performed in collaboration with the Ceramic Centre of Bologna and the “Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro” (Experimental Glass Centre) of Venice.
The superior quality standards of our products are guaranteed by dishwasher resistance tests performed on industrial dishwashers, as well as by abrasion and mechanical resistance tests. Our paints – which we also use to decorate our tableware – are tested by the American Food & Drug Administration and perfectly satisfy the strict U.S. Proposition 65 requirements regarding the presence of heavy metals.Tognana’s porcelain ware also boasts high heat-absorption and slow heat release features, making it ideal to keep food and drinks warm for a long time.
All the products designed for the Ho.re.ca. sector have painted rims and smooth bases to prevent them from scratching tabletops, placeholder plates or other tableware when stacked. For practicality, all the tea and cappuccino cups, soup bowls and mugs can be used with the same saucers.
The manufacturing process applied to porcelain production is accurate and arduous. To the purpose of revealing the consumer’s real needs, tastes and expectations, the production phase is preceded by in-depth market research and meticulous studies on the technical characteristics of ceramic ware.
The final matrix is prepared from an initial idea that is subsequently developed and perfected.
Dies or gypsum moulds are then make from synthetic material or steel, depending on whether they will be used for die-casting, for moulding with mechanical lathes or for pressing with isostatic presses.