This unique porcelain glazed tile features a smooth finish.

Cesar Gomes Junior and his staff had many orders for the company’s new Ecowood series.

Several Brazilian companies showcased their latest products products at Cersaie 2006; although a small number of companies were exhibiting at the world’s top fair for the ceramic tile business, these five manufacturers: Eliane, Ceusa, Cecrisa, Gyotoku and Portobello showed dazzling and innovative products for every need. Considerable improvement has been shown by these companies in the design and manufacturing of porcelain tile. Brazil has today one of the most advanced standards for the porcelain tile released by CCB – the Brazilian Ceramic Center.

Portobello’s Ecowood series offers a complete line of glazed porcelain tiles that perfectly imitate the appearance of natural wood.

Anfacer had a very successful agenda with meetings with the main associations in Italy and conducting the Brazilian Ceramic day on 1st October. Lauro Andrade Filho was very happy with new events that will be included at Revestir 2007, which will be held March 13-16, 2007 in São Paulo, Brazil. In its fifth edition, the fair will be held together with Tecnargilla Brazil in cooperation with Acimac.

Portinari’s Element series offers a perfect natural stone reproduction for high traffic areas.

Gyotoku had sales of U.S.$200,000 while at Cersaie, and opened new markets such as South Korea, India, Ireland and the Netherlands. The company presented its new Croma series, a very innovative porcelain tile that allows a great variety of effects. The company also presented its Couro line, with leather effects in four colors, and other lines such as Legno Plus, Piemonte, Venezia Stone, Projeto, Shine, Vesuvio, Pietra Legno, Gyoglass, Artico, Cristal, Pietra Serena, Oregon, Navona, Textil, Storm, Faenza, Arenito and Zeus. Cecrisa Portinari group launched the Element Series inspired by quartz stones. This product is anti-skid and can be used in high traffic areas and also in pool surroundings. Its application with dry glazes allows a lifelike imitation of natural stone. At the Cecrisa booth, the company presented glazed porcelain tiles which featured a smooth finish. Portobello presented its Ecowood porcelain tile, a very impressive and warm imitation of natural wood.

Gyotoku has been improving at each fair with new and innovative products such as the new Croma line.

Ceusa presented very innovative porcelain tiles such as Trama.