Our supreme range of sponge products can be manufactured in sponge material that is most appropriate for the clay body.
Our high-quality sponge does not disintegrate like ordinary foams, which can leave sponge pieces on the body and cause pin-holing problems in the firing process.
Our hand sponges are designed so that seams are removed effortlessly to give a smooth high-quality finish.
Our standard range of shapes are shown on the downloadable PDF.
However we can also design and manufacture bespoke sponges according to customers’ ideas.
Information on the sponge qualities can be seen in the Knowledge Base section of our web-site.
These specialist products1 were originally developed by Hygan in the 1970s to enable teapot manufacturers to achieve a rapid, high-quality and consistent spout shape without dust.
A range of shapes and sizes2 has evolved to smooth and fettle around handles and spouts on all types of hollow-ware.
The widest range of these specially shaped sponge tools can be seen on the downloadable PDF.
However we can also design and manufacture bespoke sponge-sticks according to customers’ ideas for use by hand or for machines and robots.
Information on the sponge qualities can be seen in our Knowledge Base section.
These are available in 2 types :-
Silks and Honeycomb
Silks2,3 are fine-pored and range in size from 1 – 5” (2.5 – 12.5 cm). Their fine face makes them ideal for modelling and mould-making.
Honeycomb sponges1 are more open-pored and range in size from 3 – 4” (7.5 – 10.16 cm). Their cell structure enables them to be used in decorating and casting.
We offer a wide range of sponges1 to suit all sponging machines, including finger skirts, flatware sponges, belt sponges and cup-edge sponges.
We also offer loop velcro backing-belts for these items together with hook Velcro sponge recovery units. This means that if the sponge part wears out, you only need to replace the sponge element, not the backing-belt, which saves money.
Not only do we offer a standard range of these items in various sponge qualities, we can also design and manufacture bespoke robot sponges according to customers’ ideas, such as tapering, longer handles etc.
Finger Skirts2 are available with different shapes and sizes of fingers to clean the edges of hollow-ware.
We also offer Zeidler-type flap-sponging belts which can be adapted for cleaning and smoothing hollow-ware.
Our range of round Flatware Sponges3 have various Outer and Inner Diameters so that they fit all machines and can be manufactured in qualities to suit the clay body.
Belt sponges4 are available in different lengths, widths and thicknesses to suit different machines. They can also have slits cut into them to increase the sponging area.
We also offer profiled belt sponges5 which have “S” type and “U” type shapes for specialist sponging processes.
Profiled6 (wave or eggbox) sponges are available for fitting to machines to sponge tableware.