The ‘Manolo Safont’ Tile Museum of Onda receives the 2019 Gold Alfa
The Museu del Taulell ‘Manolo Safont’ has received the Gold Alfa 2019 from the companies Rocersa, Vernís and Excel Shower. From now on, the museum installation will guard and publicly display them in its permanent collection, which collects all the awards in the history of the awards with the explanation of what each recognition consists of. It is worth remembering that these prestigious awards given by the Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass (SECV) held its 43rd edition last February in Cevisama.
This year, the Alfa de Oro awards went to the companies Rocersa and Digit-S for an innovation that affects the entire value chain: the development of full digital three-dimensional production, which allows a single line to launch a complete line of production of three-dimensional materials with high added value and sustainability. The Ondense Vernís company has also won a gold Alfa for the development of a luminescent inkjet ink for its application in decoration and signage, both in pavement and cladding, and printable in any header and with a standard industrial firing cycle. Finally, the company Excel Shower has been awarded for the design of the HCS shower cabin for people with reduced mobility, easy to install and use, and which covers a growing social demand.
During the presentation ceremony, the mayor Ximo Huguet has highlighted the value of these awards for the city of Onda, «cluster of ceramics in Spain», and has taken the opportunity to congratulate the awarded companies «because you are the maximum exponent of innovation and development of new products in the ceramic sector. This edition has once again demonstrated your ability to develop continuous improvements in the use of ceramics, investing in the research and development of beneficial novelties for society «. The mayor also thanked the SECV, and especially its president, Miguel Campos, for its commitment to the Taulell Museum, highlighting the institution and collaborating in the dissemination and research of the tile culture. Finally, Huguet praised «the work that the Museu del Taulell ‘Manolo Safont’ has done throughout its 50 years of history, recovering much of our heritage and being the repository of more than 80,000 objects related to ceramics.»