Somany Ceramics Ltd. has become the first Indian tile company to receive patent under the Indian Patent Act for its “high abrasion resistant glaze composition,” VC (VeilCraft) Shield. The patent authorizes Somany exclusive rights for production & commercialization of VC tiles in India.

The patented VC glaze formulation incorporates various materials “rendering hardness to a tile surface along with a silky matt finish,” the company said. “The impervious VC covering makes the tile abrasion resistant, stain free and protects the color and design of the tile, which is detained between two unique glaze layers,” added Somany.

Upon receiving the patent, Shreekant Somany, Somany’s chairman and managing director, said, “I am overwhelmed to receive this patent for the company as it recognizes the endeavors of our R&D department towards offering quality products to customers and industry.”