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1. (WO2018203293) PROCESS FOR MAKING DECORATIVE TILES, AND TILES MADE ACCORDING TO THE PROCESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/203293    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2018/053112
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat May 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B44C 5/04
B28B 3/00
B44C 3/12
B28B 7/16
E04F 13/14
E04F 13/08
E04C 1/42
Applicants: HUYNH, Khanh Tan
Inventors: HUYNH, Khanh Tan
Title: PROCESS FOR MAKING DECORATIVE TILES, AND TILES MADE ACCORDING TO THE PROCESS
Abstract:
A process for making tiles with embedded gemstones, in particular decorative ceramic tiles. The gemstone is mounted in a holder and embedded in the tile along with the holder, so that the holder defines a light penetrable space at one or more locations in the boundary region between the gemstone and the ceramic to allow the embedded gemstone to sparkle. A mold block to make the tiles comprises a block surface for placing ceramic within a frame, holes in the surface for each gemstone required, and supports within the hole. The supports move between a retracted position in which the support surface is inside the hole and an extended position wherein the support surface is flush with the block surface. The support embeds the gemstone and holder into the ceramic against the pressure of the press forming the tile.