We supply our raw materials from CED (Environmental Affects Evaluation) certified and licensed own clay quarry at the village of Capak, and some from excavation wastes of Bozyaka and Guzelbahce at Izmir, for various artistic purposes.
Quality control rejects any products produced which is not exactly to the customer’s specification but they are not wasted, they are crushed, ground and re-cycled.
We collect glass regardless of colour; crush, micronize and add to our production process for various purposes.
We use a minimum amount of paper in Sahtas. All the office paper waste is collected, shredded, ground and recycled in our production line as well as the used paper collected from outside resources.
We collect and recycle the sawdust from carpenters for use in several stages of our production.
We collect rainwater and reclaim more than 50% of the water used ih the industrial processes. This water is carefully filtered and analysed by our quality system before reuse.
We refine and purify our domestic waste water to reuse in various cleaning and irrigation purposes. Microbiologically tested purified water is also used in the industrial process.
We collect and recycle the coal ashes of our kilns, and add them to the clay body and isolation mortar of the Hoffman kiln brick doors.
We collect the crushed olive seeds from olive oil factories and recycle them both for heating the pre-drying rooms and adding to specific tiles to create some special textural effects.