A revolution in the formal language of ceramics: Strong and malleable, SaphirKeramik permits the creation of wafer-thin walls and tight-edge radii of just 2 to 3mm while retaining the traditional production process. Its slender profile renders it space-saving, lightweight and environmentally friendly. SaphirKeramik derives its exceptional hardness and strength from its component corundum, (AI2O3), a colourless mineral found in eponymous sapphires. Rigorous testing has revealed that its flexural strength is equal to that of steel. Laufen can use a thinner ceramic body and a simpler structure to reduce the weight compared with conventional ceramic. The benefits are manifold: lower raw material costs and energy consumption in production and transportation.